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
Name That Drama: Hostages and guys in military uniforms
by | July 31, 2016 | 56 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   May or may not be a difficult one I remember reading a post for it on Dramabeans and being slightly interested by it. For the past few days, I’ve been driving myself crazy trying to find... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 30, 2016 | 216 Comments
And the dramas just keep rolling on. These days I’m finding that there’s an unusually high number of watchable dramas that pile high on my plate—not that all are superlative shows, but there are quite a number of easy and entertaining dramas I want to watch, not ones I feel I ought to follow out... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 23, 2016 | 190 Comments
Hey everyone, tell us how your week in drama-watching has gone! It’s been a hectic week here at Dramabeans Central, what with shows ending, new ones premiering, and javabeans laid up post-surgery (though naturally, she insisted it was an opportunity to watch more dramas and had me update her drama queue daily). My list this... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 16, 2016 | 154 Comments
Shows, shows, we’re drowning in shows! Does anyone else feel like they’re glug-glug-glugging their way through the current drama offerings? I almost miss the days when everything was disappointing and I had more reasons to get out of the house, see sunshine, smell the roses and such. But who’d trade good dramas for sunshine? I’d... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 9, 2016 | 234 Comments
How was your week in dramas? What floated your boat, or sank your ship? I feel like it’s always feast or famine around here; either I’m scrounging for something to watch and dissatisfied by everything, or drowning in so many dramas it’s a wrench deciding what to prioritize, or set aside for later. I’d like... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 2, 2016 | 173 Comments
How is it that being away at KCON for half a week put so many of us so behind on our drama watching? I’m pretty sure a sane person would just say to watch fewer shows, but like that’s gonna happen around here. Here’s the latest update on what we’ve managed to catch up on... More »


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Spill the Beans: Cool moms and heartfelt letters
by | June 26, 2016 | 51 Comments
To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   There was no turning back once I hooked my mom on kdramas either. Aigoo. DM shares her story: Ever since I was in middle school, I was a huge manga fan. When... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | June 25, 2016 | 133 Comments
We’ve got several new entries to add to our What We’re Watching list(s), since this week saw the premieres of a few new dramas. And not a moment too soon — we’ve been hearing about them for ages and it was almost starting to feel like they’d never premiere. There are only so many teasers... More »


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Name That Drama: Flower birthmarks and green sheets of paper
by | June 20, 2016 | 41 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   It could be anyone Beanies, I need your help. This particular scene has been haunting me for some time now. Can you remember a drama that has a feisty female lead who loves to call her... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | June 18, 2016 | 175 Comments
More drama-watching updates from Team Dramabeans! We’re winding down with a few shows and gearing up for a new batch of dramas to start up soon, and I’m looking forward to a change of pace. No matter how much I love a drama, I’m usually happy when one ends and make way for a new... More »