Korean Drama Recaps

Dramabeans Recap Hub!

The latest episode recaps, series reviews, drama wrap-ups, and first impressions for currently airing Korean TV dramas, as well as the good ol' classics.

Recaps cover individual kdrama episodes, in loving and painstaking detail. They include translation and commentary, deconstruction of drama tropes, cultural explanations, and meta jokes. Squee along with us (or rant when things go awry).

For a full guide to every drama recap we've written, refer to our master recap list here.

For drama ratings, refer to this guide.
Archive for the ‘Drama Recaps’ Category

Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Episode 12
by | December 6, 2011 | 235 Comments
Hey, Yang Eun-bi, what do you put in that kimchi of yours? I hear it’s hot. It’s kimchi-making day at the shop, which turns out to be a party in more ways than one. When you’ve got a room full of people with all their love wires crossed, and a flurry of nicknames mixed in... More »


Drama Recaps
Thousand Day Promise: Episode 15
by | December 5, 2011 | 58 Comments
A mostly contemplative episode, as the dust settles in each household. A cameo from another member of the Kim Soo-hyun family brings Song Chang-eui by, and it looks like he’ll stick around for a little while, which is awesome considering he’s pretty much the funniest thing about this episode. I can’t say anything good about... More »


Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Episode 11
by | December 5, 2011 | 152 Comments
Aw, this episode is really about brothers and bromance, in various forms. And you know how I have a massive soft spot for that. I love that the ramyun shop isn’t just a convenient way to use the term family, in the way that people have work families and school families and such. The characters... More »


Drama Recaps
Vampire Prosecutor: Episode 10
by | December 4, 2011 | 70 Comments
We get a huge piece of the Big Vampire Puzzle in this episode, setting us up for the Finale, Part 1 next weekend. But even discounting that, we’ve got another strong case-of-the-week, which sends our prosecutors (and us) spinning round in clue-hunting circles, somehow finding the circle has changed with every turn we take. It’s... More »


Drama Recaps
High Kick 3: Episodes 45-48
by | December 3, 2011 | 26 Comments
This week on High Kick 3, we get a lighter dose to relieve us from the heart-tugging events from the previous week. Some of our characters remain stubborn in their ways while others take a turn for the better. A bit of the funny is back, giving us some delightful moments to balance the other... More »


Drama Recaps
Me Too Flower: Episode 6
by | December 3, 2011 | 92 Comments
I liked this episode much better than the last one. The little interactions between the characters hook me more than plotlines about stolen bags. A lot happened in the span of 70 minutes, which is why the recap seems longer today. Also, the love web becomes more and more tangled as the attraction between Jae... More »


Drama Recaps
Tree With Deep Roots: Episode 18
by | December 3, 2011 | 72 Comments
Gauntlets are thrown, jaws are dropped, and our heroes find themselves much closer to their enemies than they probably ever wanted to be. This show keeps secrets just so it can reveal them to us in explosive ways, effectively taking the shock-o-meter up with every single episode. What else can I say? I’m in awe... More »


Drama Recaps
Tree With Deep Roots: Episode 17
by | December 1, 2011 | 45 Comments
This show takes the universal notion that knowledge is power and puts it to the most extreme test. If power is only power when it can be traded for something (so claims one of our characters), then knowledge is a power that is priceless – and therefore something that scholars are unwilling to trade for... More »


Drama Recaps
Me Too Flower: Episode 5
by | November 30, 2011 | 91 Comments
There’s a little less funny which makes me sad but we finally get to look a little deeper into Jae Hee’s past. His careless, lighthearted façade ends up trapping him and Bong Sun’s belief in Jae Hee is shaken. We also see Hwa Young inch closer to becoming an icy-bitch queen that even Bong Sun’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Thousand Day Promise: Episode 14
by | November 29, 2011 | 48 Comments
Just when you think this couple has finally achieved a measure of peace and reconciliation, new developments arise and rock their world, just a little further. As if they could take any more of the shaking. And with the news come additional conflicts to challenge this couple. As soon as they’ve gotten on the same... More »


Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Episode 10
by | November 29, 2011 | 350 Comments
The theme for today is Desire. Someone’s got his pants on fire, and it’s not from lying, that’s for sure.   EPISODE 10: “A Streetcar Named Desire” Tags: featured, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, Jung Il-woo, Lee Chung-ah, Lee Ki-woo... More »