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
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 »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | June 4, 2016 | 133 Comments
We’re back for another check-in on What We’re Watching! I’ve been enjoying the capsule updates, both as the watcher and the reader, and it seems you guys have as well. As we mentioned previously, we intend to have people cycle in and out of the weekly updates, so not everyone will necessarily write in every... More »


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Name That Drama: Death and general douchery
by | May 30, 2016 | 66 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Why do they always go for the shins I watched this a few years ago, but probably not too long ago. I think it was a family drama with a looot of characters, but I really... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | May 28, 2016 | 187 Comments
We had the suggestion put to us about creating a feature that allows us recappers to talk more regularly about the shows we aren’t personally recapping. It seemed like a good idea to give everyone the chance to weigh in on other shows without creating multiple reviews of the same thing, or waiting till the... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Birthday candles of death and epic historical battles
by | April 24, 2016 | 60 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   That’s practically one hundred percent I can’t remember this drama for the life of me, and I’m seventy-five percent sure it’s a Korean drama… But there’s a chance it could also be from Japan. I can... 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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