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 | November 5, 2016 | 193 Comments
The weeks sure fly by, don’t they? It’s almost next year, people! *represses minor freakout* And it feels like there’s a very fine line between being on top of all your shows and getting behind a few days and suddenly feeling like you’re buried in an avalanche of unwatched episodes. I think I’d better get... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | October 29, 2016 | 216 Comments
I love it when the weather turns slightly chilly, and you feel like reaching for a blanket and snuggling up on the couch with some good dramas. Maybe in honor of Halloween I should watch something scary? I’m taking recommendations! I’ll just have to convince javabeans to watch it with me, because there’s always safety... More »


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Name That Drama: And of course, hijinks ensue
by | October 28, 2016 | 51 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   A drama with a season in the title, hmmm… I’m trying to find a Korean drama about a girl who became a secretary because she helped save the director of that company, so he offered her... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | October 22, 2016 | 236 Comments
Another week, and the drama list just grows! We’ve got finales to put behind us and fresh premieres just around the corner, so let’s weigh in. Tell us what shows you’ve been cozying up with lately, and what made you go back to hit that rewind button, or grab that screenshot, or rant to the... More »


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Spill the Beans: Real-life drama support groups and spreadsheet conversions
by | October 20, 2016 | 40 Comments
To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   Rosedalian may have one of the most interesting tales yet on how media has shaped her life: It is no secret that my life has been largely shaped by my love of... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | October 15, 2016 | 252 Comments
How was your week in drama-watching? Are you hooked on shows or dropping them like flies, or are you clinging in through the bitter end out of loyalty? Are you surprised by what you’ve stuck with, or have you known all along which you’d stick through to the finish line? As for me, I find... More »


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Name That Drama: Empty boxes and octopus-related discussions
by | October 13, 2016 | 53 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Can we all agree that empty boxes filled with “feelings” aren’t gifts? A particular scene bothered me when I watched Episode 12 of Cinderella and the Four Knights, it’s where Ji-woon gave Ha-won an empty box... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | October 8, 2016 | 303 Comments
Time to peek in on the Team Dramabeans watchlist, which I swear just keeps growing and growing. You’d think that shows routinely end at the same rate that new shows begin, and yet, dramaland math is just about as reliable as my real-world math. Which is to say, *throws hands in air* *gives up* I’m... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | October 1, 2016 | 313 Comments
We’ve made it to the weekend! We hope there’s some well-deserved rest and relaxation on your calendars, with plenty of time for catching up on dramas, of course. I didn’t intend to watch as many dramas as I’m currently watching, but there were new shows, and I have yet to drop anything, so I guess... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 23, 2016 | 254 Comments
Hello party people, it’s time for another team check-in! This week, new dramas rolled in, which I was eager to check out, while older dramas stepped it up and got more interesting, so overall I was left with a pretty happy feeling in my little corner of dramaland. Of course, some shows gave higher highs... More »