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 | 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 »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
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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Spill the beans: Language appreciation, real world escapism, and cat blaming
by | April 17, 2016 | 21 Comments
So many dramas, so little time. So how is it that we keep making time to watch them? Has to be some sort of paradox. To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   Marcia takes cultural appreciation to a whole... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Karaoke clips and cookie-cutter sets
by | April 10, 2016 | 63 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   A tale of two sisters Hey Beanies! There’s a drama I’ve been searching for since forever. I only saw bits and pieces of the childhood portion, and would love to finish it if possible. All I... More »


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 »




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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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