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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Subway pranks, makgulli, and high heels
by | July 7, 2013 | 68 Comments
More dramas to name! As always, you can send us requests for unidentified dramas for future posts. Note that we’re going to stick to stuff in the Korean drama (and sometimes film) landscape, because that’s just what we do here. I may at some point repeat the non-Korean drama feature, but that’ll be the exception... More »


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First Impressions: Goddess of Fire Jung-yi, Empire of Gold
by | July 2, 2013 | 123 Comments
There’s a new set of dramas that just premiered, so I thought I’d weigh in with some very brief first impressions after catching the opening episodes of each. The ratings landscape has pretty much evened out across the three Monday-Tuesday dramas: MBC’s Goddess of Fire Jung-yi came in with a marginal first-place lead at 10.7%... More »


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Name That Drama: Choco pies, buddy cops, and bad attitudes
by | June 2, 2013 | 83 Comments
Time for another edition of Name That Drama! If you’ve got a burning K-drama question that’s been bugging you, email us to get featured in the next round.   Oshumbady2luv asks: Hi, hope you guys can help me out with this drama although it’s pretty vague. I only remember one scene. It’s probably a ’90s... More »


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Name That Drama: Non-K-drama edition
by | May 2, 2013 | 97 Comments
Most of the Name That Drama entries have been Korean dramas (or thought to be Korean dramas — looks like quite a number of other Asian dramas have slipped through the ol’ memory cracks!) because, well, we know those best and that’s where we’re most helpful. But I think the ‘Beaniehood is pretty well-versed in... More »


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Name That Drama: House-hunting, identity-swapping, prison babies
by | April 10, 2013 | 121 Comments
Seungri asks: There was this drama that I watched back in the early 2000′s, somewhere between 2002-2005. I don’t remember much except that there was a scene where the main guy is sitting at a playground at night and he looks up at the moon and sees the main girl’s face on it. He’s very... More »


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Name That Drama: Kidnapping, drugs, and identical twins
by | March 24, 2013 | 101 Comments
Lots more Name that Drama ahead! I initially conceived this idea to help identify Korean dramas specifically, since that’s what we do on this here site. But it makes sense that fans of Korean dramas are fans of dramas, period, and so there’s been a bit of crossover between countries, and we have some more... More »


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Name That Drama: Prosecutors, accidents, one-night stands
by | March 16, 2013 | 155 Comments
Lots and lots of unidentified dramas in this edition! In fact, I got so many drama requests this time around that I kept some of them out of this round, to keep things manageable. They’ll be in a future post, so if yours didn’t get featured this time, stay tuned. Have at ‘em, folks! NC... More »


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Name That Drama: Cheaters, rain, and airports
by | March 5, 2013 | 103 Comments
Time to play another round of Name That Drama! If you’ve got a drama you’re dying to identify, whether you’ve got lots of details or just a precious few to offer, send them in and we’ll feature them in future posts.   I could identify the drama Sophie’s looking for, but why spoil the fun... More »


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Name That Drama: Murders, slackers, and (more) diseases
by | February 23, 2013 | 97 Comments
…though maybe “diseases” doesn’t have to be specified as an identifier, in that they are in so many dramas as a baseline plot element. Sad but true? Here is a new batch of puzzlers for you to identify: Name That Drama, go! asmaa asks: This drama isn’t old at all, it was probably made a... More »


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Thing vs. Thing: Comic book heroes of sageukland
by | January 20, 2013 | 87 Comments
javabeans: If American comic book-dom is perpetually confronted with the question “Who’s better, Superman or Batman?” then dramaland is equally confronted with the question… “Who’s better, Superman or Batman?” Because really, they sorta all fall into those archetypes. Just also wearing hanbok and manes o’ glory. Okay, with a fair dash of Robin Hood sprinkled... More »


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Name That Drama: Doppelgangers, blindness, ballerinas
by | January 5, 2013 | 143 Comments
Our first Name That Drama entry was pretty popular and prompted a bunch of new requests, so we’ve got a couple more head-scratchers for you to solve today! I’ve got a few guesses myself, but always find myself stumped by that ONE detail that doesn’t really fit. So take your crack at ‘em:   Luna... More »