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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So it turns out that the only thing worse than being frazzled to capacity to write twenty reviews at year’s end is forcing a drama addict to choose ONLY FIVE shows to talk about. I’m pretty sure we knew this going in, and I even have vague recollections of saying things like, “Yes! The angst... More »
As we’ve mentioned, we here at Dramabeans Central have been changing up our year-end review series, trying out new features and reworking others. It’s been an ongoing process looking for ways to make things fresher and better, and it felt like we were due for an update. Change is scary, but change is good! Aside... More »
As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments. More, please Hi! I watched this drama long back and only watched 3-4 episodes and I can’t remember the name or even the leads’ faces. I think the leads were neighbors. One scene I haven’t forgotten... More »
Welcome to The Bean Count, a new feature we’re trying out this year, which arose, if we’re being totally honest, out of a half-loopy brainstorming session of thinking up new, improved (?) ways to weigh in on the past year’s drama offerings. The Beanie Polls are all about you guys, and the Editors’ Picks are... More »
Can you believe it’s December?! Where did my year gooooooo. On the upside, that means the 2015 Beanie Awards are here, and it’s your chance to weigh in on all your favorites (and less-than-favorites) of the year. We’ll also be kicking off our annual Year-End Review Extravaganza, which will be a little different this year... More »
We have more addiction stories to share — thanks to everyone who has written in! I had thought we’d have run out by now, but nope, we are a firmly addicted crowd. Never change, all! To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending... More »
As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments. Actors playing actors A few years ago my mother was watching this drama and I only got a few glimpses. Apparently there are two girls who want to be actresses. One had the help of her... More »
Thanks to everyone who sent in addiction stories! To submit, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in. Jamie’s story made me laugh out loud. Those Korean names (and refusal to use names) can be tricky! I came to love K-dramas 2 years ago.... More »
javabeans: With She Was Pretty, Answer Me 1988, and the upcoming Oh My Venus in our collective consciousness at the moment, we’re reminded once again that dramaland loves its image ruinations. Or maybe it’s just that audiences love pretty people making themselves look uglier for the sake of drama. Not that they look actually ugly,... More »
As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments. Now that’s motherly sacrifice So I watched this drama back around 1999-2001. It’s about this woman whose husband had a mistress, and this mistress gave birth the same day the wife gave birth to her son.... More »