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 | December 10, 2016 | 165 Comments
Happy weekend! Time for another check-in with the Dramabeans crew. Are fantasy romance dramas taking over your life too (and not just because of the ridiculous running times)? Or are your drama-watching feet firmly planted in reality? What’s it like there? Tell us how your week went, and what might become your next drama crush.... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: In the end, we’re one big drama fan-mily
by | December 6, 2016 | 14 Comments
To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   tesshan has a story to share about how So Ji-sub brought her into the magical world of K-drama (nobody tell her about his rap videos): My journey to K-drama land and Dramabeans... More »


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2016 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 5, 2016 | 568 Comments
It’s that time of year again, to kick off the annual Dramabeans Year-End Extravaganza, filled with reviews, Editors’ Picks, the Bean Count, and more! First up are the Beanie Awards, where you get a chance to weigh in on your favorite (and not so favorite) offerings of Dramaland 2016. You can vote once a day... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | December 3, 2016 | 162 Comments
Holy cow, it’s December! When did that happen, and why wasn’t I informed? All this talk of first snow in dramaland should’ve been a dead giveaway, I suppose, but I’ve been in some serious denial about the end of the year approaching. Alas, time and dramas wait for no one! Tell us what you’re watching... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Good girls, bad guys, and a bait-and-switch
by | November 29, 2016 | 78 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   When I think of chaebol blind dates, I think of every drama ever, so good luck with this one, guys! Hi there! I would appreciate any help with finding this drama, since it keeps bothering me.... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | November 26, 2016 | 194 Comments
I didn’t think I was watching that many dramas, but when you line them all up like that, the list has a tendency to feel overwhelming. The problem is, even if I’m not in love with a show, whenever the time comes to actually decide to cut it, I often find myself hanging in there... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Dad blaming and troll shaming
by | November 22, 2016 | 42 Comments
Alternately, this could be named “Spill the Beans: Beanie Appreciation Edition.” You guys are an awesome lot!   To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   You know when we all get mad at MBC for trying to bring Dae... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | November 19, 2016 | 166 Comments
Another weekend, another check-in. How’s your week of drama-watching been? Just when I feel like I’ve cleared my plate and can breathe again, a new wave comes rolling in, and just like that I’m drowning in more episodes. I mean, it’s a happy sort of drowning, but sometimes I wish we could hit the pause... More »


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Name That Drama: Stolen bras and something like but not necessarily cancer
by | November 15, 2016 | 82 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Awkward roomie situation There’s this drama about a girl who sells clothes, and her boyfriend’s cheating, and I don’t know why all three of them start living together and start selling clothes. I’m just really frustrated... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | November 12, 2016 | 151 Comments
It’s a big week for finales (I count no less than four), so there ought to be lots of wrapping up and saying goodbye this weekend. Granted, I haven’t seen any of the finales yet, but far be it from me to keep you all from ahhing, sighing, or throwing your hands up in confusion/exasperation/anger.... More »