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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Cheers to Dramaland 2013 [Year In Review, Part 1]
by | December 9, 2013 | 342 Comments
Another year has flown by, and it’s time to look back, reminisce, and assess how 2013 treated us in dramaland. And in taking a trip down memory lane (sure it’s a short lane, but so’s the memory), it strikes me that 2013 was pretty good in churning out a steady diet of watchable dramas, but... More »


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Name That Drama: Rooftops, rich folks, and amnesia squared
by | December 9, 2013 | 61 Comments
Keep the submissions coming! To send in your questions, use the contact form to email in your requests, which we’ll post in future editions. Jonathan asks: I am hoping you could help me out. I am trying to remember the name of a Korean drama that I saw on Netflix about a year ago. I... More »


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2013 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 3, 2013 | 701 Comments
Here are your Beanie Awards! It’s December, which means our monkeys are madly typing away in the backroom to prepare our annual Year End Review Extravaganza, which we’ll be kicking off soon. But before we do that, here’s your chance to vote for your favorites of the year and see how it stacked up for... More »


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Nine: Consequences, resolutions, and the ending
by | November 25, 2013 | 99 Comments
All right, the overall review is up, now on to the good stuff. Not that the rest of the series wasn’t good, of course. There’s just so much going on with the way the series wrapped that I think we’ll have plenty to discuss here. I don’t usually separate out the ending into its own... More »


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Nine: Series review (spoiler free)
by | November 25, 2013 | 91 Comments
Better late than never, right? I caught tvN’s time-travel series Nine: Nine Time Travels when it first aired in March, and had a generally favorable response: good actors, solid directing, interesting backdrop, a story with potential. But while they were positive impressions, they were not particularly strong ones—it was well-executed, but a little slow to... More »


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Name That Drama: Poverty, vacations, and soulmates
by | November 17, 2013 | 78 Comments
Name That Drama is back! As always, if you’ve got a drama you just need to identify — maybe you saw it years ago and can’t remember much, or maybe you only caught part of it and never found out the rest — send us your requests so we can post new inquiries in future... More »


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Name That Drama: Street fighting and war buddies
by | October 6, 2013 | 54 Comments
Time to scour your brains for more drama recall! Here we go… I feel like I should know the answer to Lindsay’s question, but it’s eluding me… I can’t remember if this was a movie or a super short mini drama but it was about a boy who spent his night out on the streets... More »


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If You Like… Noona Romances
by | September 29, 2013 | 233 Comments
If you’re anything like me, your ideal drama hero isn’t the cold chaebol with the icy exterior or even the perfect Daddy Long Legs caretaker. He’s the hotheaded ruffian on a motorcycle with a busted lip and a one-sided love for an unattainable noona. Why always a motorcycle? I don’t know. Blame Jung Woo-sung (Beat,... More »


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Who Are You: A wrap-up chat
by | September 27, 2013 | 82 Comments
We may have not recapped every episode of tvN’s ghost-cop-melodrama Who Are You on Dramabeans, but since a couple of us have been keeping current with the series, we thought we’d weigh in now that it’s over. I’ve got HeadsNo2 here with me as we chat through our feelings on the ghosts, the romance(s), the... More »


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Name That Drama: The vague edition
by | September 23, 2013 | 54 Comments
  More, more, more! This edition is a little skimpy on details, but I have faith that there’ll be somebody out there who can put a name to a description.   C’s question may be tougher than usual, but surely somebody has an idea: This is definitely a Korean movie but it is very very... More »


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If You Like… Contract Marriages
by | September 19, 2013 | 248 Comments
We’re rolling out a new feature, which we’re calling the “If You Like…” series, intended to help you wade through dramaland waters for your favorite plot devices, character types, or recurring themes. ‘Cause you know you’ve got your favorites—or your Achilles heels, as the case may be—whether it’s a soft spot for heartbroken second leads... More »