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: Hairdresser hissy fit and a random duck
by | October 22, 2015 | 71 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Mutual secret crushes My greetings to the wonderful community of Dramabeans! You can count this as buttering you guys up to help me out! I don’t remember when, but I’d watched this movie online, which is... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramabeans Top 10: Korean dramas whose endings are better left unwatched (trust us)
by | October 20, 2015 | 542 Comments
javabeans: Sooooo, we’ve been wanting to bring back the “If You Like…” series of reviews, where we take a theme or motif and recommend other shows like it. We really liked the idea when we first brought it out… girlfriday: But then we got tired. Mostly, it was just daunting because we wanted so much... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Sharing addictions with family and more missed schoolwork
by | October 19, 2015 | 35 Comments
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.   Indiannomad has an understanding family, which we find to be a key component to allowing the addiction to continue. My drama addiction started in a very... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: A sweet caretaker, a tragic blind girl
by | October 11, 2015 | 50 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Daddy Warbucks Several years ago I watched a short part of a drama that may have come out between 2003 to 2006. What I recall is a wealthy male lead meets a young orphaned boy (age... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Sweet boyfriends and a fanmeeting rigamarole
by | October 6, 2015 | 41 Comments
I love reading these addiction stories, because if anything it proves to us that no matter how weird we think we are, or how alone we think we are in our quirks, somewhere out there you can still find your people.   ayosh may have gone to some extremes for Seung-gi, but I don’t think... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: A boxing glove and a gumiho
by | October 4, 2015 | 56 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Creepy blood I think I watched an episode of this drama around 2009 or 2010 on KBS World. It’s a historical drama and I remember a few scenes: 1) A girl falls into a well and... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Higher learning
by | September 30, 2015 | 73 Comments
girlfriday: Yunno, these days I’m really nostalgic for college because of Twenty Again. javabeans: But you’re forgetting the part where Lee Sang-yoon wasn’t your professor in college. girlfriday: No no, in my fantasy I go back to school and he’s my professor! For ALL of the classes! javabeans: In this fantasy are you kicked out... More »


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Spill the Beans: Bombed tests and threats at knifepoint
by | September 29, 2015 | 51 Comments
We’ve got another entertaining batch of drama addiction stories for you this week! Turns out, there is no shortage of crazy-absurd stories to share — such is the potency of the crack that is K-drama. If you’ve got a story to beat these, we wanna hear them!   Aw, K-drama Addict’s Daughter, glad to hear... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Currently airing daily and a killer fish
by | September 27, 2015 | 69 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Stood up at the movies Years ago I downloaded a K-drama cute scenes compilation video which recently I’ve watched again. There is this cute scene which makes me want to watch the whole episodes but there... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Refresh mania and funeral guilt
by | September 22, 2015 | 26 Comments
We’ve got a lot of hilarious addiction stories in this batch — hope you guys will laugh as much as we did! Keep sending them in, since we’re pretty sure there’s no limit to the depths of a full-blown drama addiction. Just listen to what these folks have to say!   Charmaine scores points for... More »




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4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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