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
Why You Should Watch: Father, I’ll Take Care of You
by | December 26, 2016 | 168 Comments
We’re trying out a new feature, which we’re calling Why You Should Watch, because we’ve been wanting to open up more avenues for talking about dramas outside of recaps and series reviews, and to give you guys a chance to participate directly as well. The title’s pretty self-explanatory: Here’s your chance to present a case... More »


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Name That Drama: Scary fox faces and robotic housekeepers
by | December 26, 2016 | 47 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   This one’s not an uncommon ending, that’s for sure It’s driving me insane… I don’t think it was a drama I particularly liked or want to watch again, but it annoys me that I can’t remember... More »


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2016 Year in Review, Part 6: Hoobae minions’ first rodeo
by | December 26, 2016 | 71 Comments
And now comes reviews from the newest members of our minion army, our Hoobae Minions, who’ve all pitched in to help make this year our best yet. It’s been amazing to have so many new voices here on Dramabeans, so we’re delighted to present their thoughts on how 2016 shaped up compared to years past.... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | December 24, 2016 | 119 Comments
Merry whichever-seasonal-festivity-you-celebrate! Hope your end-of-year holiday season has been warm and fuzzy, and that your drama-watching has been happily satisfying. Or maybe you’ve taken a break to spend time with people instead, which is probably a good idea too. Me, well, there’s no curing the addiction, so the dramas play on. –javabeans... More »


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2016 Year in Review, Part 5: Sunbae minions weigh in
by | December 22, 2016 | 48 Comments
This has been an eventful year for Team Dramabeans, as we’ve steadily grown in numbers from years past. Now that we’ve got so many staffers aboard, we’re playing with the format a little to bring you the same reviews you’ve come to know and love—just in a more digestible format. For the purposes of our... More »


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2016 Year in Review, Part 4: Embracing the modern age
by | December 19, 2016 | 99 Comments
It’s funny how December has now become synonymous with our Year-End Extravaganza, and has all but replaced Christmas in my list of inescapable winter events for a good five years now. It’s made me appreciate the seasons more, since spring is the time to slack off, seeing as how all that hard work is now... More »


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Spill the Beans: Huzzah for beanie group therapy
by | December 18, 2016 | 18 Comments
To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   Tessah mastered the secret to productive drama watching: use dramas as a reward for after you’ve finished real-life stuff. I have been a K-drama fan since 2012, which happened to be my... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | December 17, 2016 | 118 Comments
This has been the longest week ever. With our Year in Review series in full swing, it’s meant a lot of looking back and reminiscing on the past year of shows, so it’s almost a jolt to come back to the present and talk about what I saw this week. Which, thanks to said reviews,... More »


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Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 2: The doctor is in
by | December 14, 2016 | 154 Comments
Every December, I’m hit with a simultaneous feeling of anticipation and dread at dusting off our Year in Review series and taking a look back at the year as a whole. I always enjoy reading what everyone else has written, and the review-writing process is both fun and illuminating—sometimes you don’t realize you even feel... More »