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Drama Reactions & Reviews
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 »

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Name That Drama: So many pregnancies
by | September 17, 2013 | 67 Comments
Time to rack those brains and dig into your stores of drama trivia — more Name That Drama!   Mia says this is a movie and not a drama… but I’ll offer up a hint: There’s a drama based on the movie, and the scene is there too. So first there’s this guy on a... More »

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Name That Drama: Ghosts and graves
by | August 25, 2013 | 26 Comments
  It seems as thought we’ve got a bit of a ghost/undead theme this time around! Take a crack at these: beabunn asks: I watched this drama around 2000-2004 (can’t remember). The main character is a country girl who gets pregnant during high school, then she gave birth to twins. There is a scene where... More »

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Name That Drama: Swans, birthmarks, radio shows
by | August 11, 2013 | 150 Comments
Time for another installment of Name That Drama! Flex your drama trivia muscles with this round of half-forgotten plots of birth secrets, jealous exes, and meddling evildoers. If you’ve got a drama question, you could either ask in the comments section for other readers to answer, or email in your question to be featured in... More »

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Name That Drama: Burnt rice, models, and secret laboratories
by | July 21, 2013 | 108 Comments
Leila asks: I hope you can help me find this drama… The girl is married to a man with a traditional Korean family. Her mother-in-law or her husband’s relative asked her to cook because the elders will be coming to their home. But she accidentally overcooked the rice and it was still served to the... More »

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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 »