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: Empty boxes and octopus-related discussions
by | October 13, 2016 | 53 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Can we all agree that empty boxes filled with “feelings” aren’t gifts? A particular scene bothered me when I watched Episode 12 of Cinderella and the Four Knights, it’s where Ji-woon gave Ha-won an empty box... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | October 8, 2016 | 303 Comments
Time to peek in on the Team Dramabeans watchlist, which I swear just keeps growing and growing. You’d think that shows routinely end at the same rate that new shows begin, and yet, dramaland math is just about as reliable as my real-world math. Which is to say, *throws hands in air* *gives up* I’m... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | October 1, 2016 | 313 Comments
We’ve made it to the weekend! We hope there’s some well-deserved rest and relaxation on your calendars, with plenty of time for catching up on dramas, of course. I didn’t intend to watch as many dramas as I’m currently watching, but there were new shows, and I have yet to drop anything, so I guess... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 23, 2016 | 254 Comments
Hello party people, it’s time for another team check-in! This week, new dramas rolled in, which I was eager to check out, while older dramas stepped it up and got more interesting, so overall I was left with a pretty happy feeling in my little corner of dramaland. Of course, some shows gave higher highs... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 17, 2016 | 276 Comments
Happy weekend! Team Dramabeans here, checking in with our updates on the good, the bad, and the WTF of this past week. Does anyone else need a hug or a stiff drink to wash it down? Maybe the Chuseok holiday meant time away from dramas for some of you, or maybe you just watched more... More »


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Name That Drama: Stolen keycards and professional eating
by | September 16, 2016 | 60 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Wait, you can make a career out of eating? Sign me up! Okay, just want to check if this sounds at all familiar… there is a girl who loves eating. She then makes a career our... More »


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Spill the Beans: Sisterly bonding and bizarre fanfiction
by | September 15, 2016 | 48 Comments
To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   Kdramas know how to bring people together. Buddy shares her story: I was a kdrama fan ever since I was in high school, and I never thought that kdramas can bring people... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 11, 2016 | 342 Comments
How did everyone’s dramas stack up this week? Any big duds to avoid, or hidden gems you’ve unearthed on dusty old hard drives that you care to share? The constant turnover in dramaland is so relentless that I can’t remember the last time I went back and watched something old, but I’m about to have... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 3, 2016 | 312 Comments
Team Dramabeans, reporting for check-in! We’ve cleared a few shows from the slate and welcomed new ones (with several more on the horizon), so it feels like we’re starting a new season, which feels appropriate to the back-to-school season we’re in now (at least here in the States). Are you ready to jump on the... More »


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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | August 27, 2016 | 175 Comments
New shows! I love it when a brand new crop of shows changes the way your week goes, because all of a sudden your Mondays could seem a little brighter, simply because of a cheeky crown prince and his crossdressing eunuch. I enjoy discovering a new show so much that I’m almost never sad about... More »