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: Late nights, early mornings, and being stuck in the middle of nowhere
by | April 3, 2016 | 18 Comments
Sometimes I wonder if having a regulated drama schedule helps improve our ability to make schedules—or maybe I’m just spouting nonsense. Whatever the case, it’s the justification all of us drama addicts have to make in order to keep fighting the good fight. To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Guilty white hairs and oppa love
by | March 21, 2016 | 55 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Nothing a truck o’ doom can’t fix Hi!! I was actually trying to guess the answer to the first drama described in the November 24th installment of “Name That Drama” because it sounded familiar, and reminded... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Making converts out of friends, family, and even schoolteachers
by | March 16, 2016 | 26 Comments
It’s amazing what we do for the dramas and oppas we love. Through rain, wind, sleet, snow, or even the faintest tinge of disinterest, you can always count on a drama addict to convert the ones they love. To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Revenge with a side of revenge
by | February 28, 2016 | 70 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Brides should hire bodyguards I’m pretty sure this is a recent drama. Please help me find it. It was the main girl’s wedding day, and during the ceremony, all her exes came up and wanted her... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Cultural insights and the not-so-good old days of drama watching
by | February 11, 2016 | 15 Comments
Social obligations? Puh-leez. Drama addiction always wins. To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   Mekko is Hallyu personified—it all starts with dramas, then the food, then the culture. Who can blame her for choosing a major that enables her... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Cheating husbands and spoiled chaebols
by | February 5, 2016 | 60 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Movie edition, part one Hi, about five or six years ago, I was on a family vacation to Seoul. While movie surfing on the plane, curiosity got the better of me and I watched this movie,... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Susceptible family members and questionable moral choices
by | January 30, 2016 | 17 Comments
The addiction never stops—thanks to everyone who sent a story in. The greatest thing about dramas is their ability to bring people together, isn’t it? To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   Jang Geun-seok was a gateway drug for... More »


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Dramabeans Top 10: Korean dramas about enemies-to-lovers romances
by | January 22, 2016 | 108 Comments
girlfriday: We promised more Dramabeans Top 10s and now we’re back! Year-end shenanigans kept us busy for a while there, but it’s a brand new year and there are many more dramas to be watched! javabeans: Our last Top 10 focused on friends who became lovers, so what better counterpart than ye olde dramaland favorite,... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: A sleepover tiff and a chance at healing
by | January 2, 2016 | 31 Comments
And the addiction stories continue to pour in — thanks to everyone who sent in one! To submit, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   If you replace one addiction for another, can you still consider the first one cured? Nina has experience... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
2015 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 11]
by | December 28, 2015 | 329 Comments
We’re finally here, at the end of another Year in Review series! We warned you it’d be long this time, but hopefully you all made it through with us. We promise this is the last one! (At least till next year. Which is, eek, almost this year.) As ever, the process of selecting our picks... More »




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3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

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