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
Dramabeans Pub Trivia: Test your K-drama trivia knowledge!
by | February 24, 2017 | 103 Comments
If you’ve read our 10-year anniversary posts, you’ll know that we kicked off our first-ever round of Dramabeans Pub Trivia at our recent birthday party. It was a blast to plan and to play, and although we spent a lot of time planning the event down to a tee, naturally we forgot the all-important last... More »


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Name That Drama: Bringing a knife to the gunfight
by | February 20, 2017 | 61 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Name That Pervert? Suddenly a scene flashed in my mind: The leads go to a restaurant, and when the female lead goes alone to the washroom, she gets attacked by a male pervert who strips naked... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | February 18, 2017 | 138 Comments
I’m still in catch-up mode, but I diligently made my way through my stack of episodes ’cause (1) I can never stay away from dramas for too long, and (2) they pile up so quickly that the thought of what I’d have to confront if I kept ignoring the pile was too daunting. I mean,... More »


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Name That Drama: Night blindness and meaty crying
by | February 13, 2017 | 57 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Name That Drama From a Music Video Hey Beanies, So I was just listening to Onew’s “In Your Eyes” from To The Beautiful You and I realized I had never seen him in a drama before.... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | February 11, 2017 | 140 Comments
Happy weekend, everyone! Team Dramabeans is busily planning for our 10-year anniversary bash, so I made sure to squeeze my drama-watching in early this week. I had to make time for Tomorrow With You though! It’s always nice to be excited by something new, so I’m crossing my fingers for this one. —girlfriday... More »


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Top 10 favorite dramas of all time
by | February 10, 2017 | 494 Comments
javabeans: And here we are, with the last of our 10th-anniversary Top 10 lists! Our initial goal in doing these Top 10’s was to celebrate our 10th birthday, and while we didn’t quite make all 10 fit into our birthday month, better late than never? girlfriday: Since we’re 10 years old all year long, I... More »


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Top 10 favorite drama directors
by | February 7, 2017 | 110 Comments
javabeans: Sometimes it’s funny when you pick your favorite writers or directors, and go back into their early histories and find projects in there that surprised you. girlfriday: I know, sometimes I’m genuinely shocked at the mix of projects people have in their filmographies, and that’s actually more the case with directors, because often times... More »


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Name That Drama: Runaway grooms and tree painting
by | February 6, 2017 | 53 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Well, 85% sure is better than nothing Er, so there’s this drama I think I remember my parents watching years ago. It was probably from like 2000-2010. The main character was an older woman, like maybe... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | February 4, 2017 | 135 Comments
We’ve got more premieres on our plates, with more on the horizon! I’m still feeling a lingering sluggishness regarding my drama-watching habits, but I think there might be a show or two that’ll pull me back in… Are you hooked on the current batch, or still waiting for that show to grab your attention? I... More »


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Top 10 favorite drama writers
by | February 3, 2017 | 172 Comments
javabeans: So, this seems like a pretty self-explanatory list. girlfriday: Our favorite writers? Yup. They write dramas. They’re our favorite. javabeans: I suppose the only criteria we had for this list, other than liking the dramas these people wrote, was that we skewed toward writers with a strong overall history of writing great dramas. Rather... More »