There was a time when if I didn’t check Dramabeans for one day I would miss at least 3 posts. Sometimes much more. Some of them were only one paragraphe long but I loved reading them so much that I even remember some of them after 5+ years. There was a time when drama and casting news were updated regularly until the premiere day. There was a time when DB had news of celebrity deaths even if they weren’t tragic, and due to old age. There was a time when DB had news of celebrity dating and marriages even if the other party was a non-celebrity. There was a time when there were lovely posts on Korean traditions and expressions. There was a time we got commentaries on meta moments or references in dramas. There were swoony fan-girly posts on army news, interviews, inside jokes, drama reviews, and lots more.

Nowadays my only source of any news, from casting news to awards to deaths to anything I would like to know about is the fan wall which means getting spoilered bigtime on every drama that is airing right now.

I know life goes on and change happens but I miss the old DB SO MUCH. Lately I have been unable to connect with the dramas as much as before because I’m feeling completely out of the loop. My only source of drama deconstruction has always been only DB. And now it is nearly just a forum with a few recap posts.

Thank you JB and GF and all the rest of the staff for a decade of lovely posts. I loved it all and I miss it all. I hope life so happens that we can have at least some of it back. Be well.

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    Oh my thoughts exactly! Kolorful Palette was one of my faves too. Thanks Midnight, for expressing your thoughts so that I know I’m not the only one who thinks this way. I really enjoy the fan wall but DB, GF and staff are all such clever and talented writers and sometimes you just want to hear it and learn it from them, and maybe get a different perspective of a story too.

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      Yes, the inside insight we get from their writings can not be compensated by anything.

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    I miss the year-end review, the post-award-show recap and everything. They seemed to write less than before. I love that we can see them in a video but I still miss their writing T_T

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      this is my exact sentiments. i too miss year end reviews the most.

      not that i dont like fan wall db but there are just few sections that i used to wait for months or years.

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        Fan wall is nice but when I watch a drama after everybody else I used to go and read the comments. Now most of the rave and rants are lost deep in the fan wall.

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          completely agree… and do understand your concern….
          its just i was never active on DB so cant feel your pain and how much you miss old n gold DB.

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    I miss the abundance of recaps and wondering where all the minion recappers are…

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      I’m missing Heads and Gummi. I haven’t see them post anything since last year. 🙁

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    i was never active on DB that much to miss anything significantly but yes i used to read posts abt the dramas/actors i follow rigorously. only posts i used to wait were year end reviews and drama award night coverage (with all the shiny images of actors/actresses in their stylish attires).
    i am more active on DB now cause of Fan Wall theme as i cab share my love for kdrama as much i want which i can show anywhere else.

    but yes i can feel you completely as how you miss the Old DB which was all about the Korean Drama from the eyes if GF and JB while now it has perspectives from a lot more people…. not bad (per me) but yes different than before.

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