Drama Casting & News
News bites: November 1, 2015
by | November 1, 2015 | 74 Comments
Ji Chang-wook At a recent press conference for his new album, which drops mid-November, Ji Chang-wook announced that he’s making his singing debut in China. His management team, Glorious Entertainment, has partnered with China’s Bravo Music to promote and distribute Ji’s music in the country, and he’ll be kicking off... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Young-ae and Song Seung-heon’s first stills for Saimdang
by | October 31, 2015 | 50 Comments
Cameras have technically been rolling since August, but here’s our first real peek at Saimdang, the Herstory, the new SBS biopic sageuk starring Lee Young-ae (Dae Jang Geum) in her long-awaited drama comeback as Shim Saimdang and Song Seung-heon (When a Man Loves) as the man who’s singularly devoted to... More »

Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 270
by | October 31, 2015 | 27 Comments
Our cast is thrown for a loop this week when they find themselves tangled up in a game of someone else’s making. Every room in this place holds unique surprises and mysteries, some of which will leave them baffled while others will make them want to pull their hair out... More »

Drama Recaps
She Was Pretty: Episode 13
by | October 31, 2015 | 258 Comments
Just because one conflict is resolved doesn’t mean it’s smooth sailing from here on out. Despite finding happiness in one quarter, we’ve still got more obstacles in store, and important lessons still to be learned — like knowing when to shoulder burdens alone, and when to lean on others. Tags:... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramabeans Top 10: Korean dramas about friends-to-lovers romances
by | October 30, 2015 | 124 Comments
javabeans: Did everyone like the first Top 10 feature? I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it… in that capping my workload to just 10 entries (…ish) is really working for me. girlfriday: Being limited is really liberating. It also means we have the energy to think up new lists on... More »

Drama Recaps
Sassy Go Go: Episode 8
by | October 30, 2015 | 378 Comments
This episode granted my wish for all the good things — especially the good thing called Seo Ha-joon, the loyalest, most puppy-hearted marshmallow ever. On the downside, Soo-ah’s close to breaking, her secret under threat. But when you get to spend some quality time with resident sunbeam Yeon-doo, as her... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD brings back another season of Youths Over Flowers
by | October 30, 2015 | 42 Comments
PD Na Young-seok has announced that his next series for tvN will be a new installment of Youths Over Flowers, the travel backpacking variety show spinoff of Grandpas Over Flowers that aired its first season in 2014. The series is being planned for the post-Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #419
by | October 30, 2015 | 297 Comments
  Yoo Jae-hwan, Kim Ye-rim – “Coffee” [ Download ]   RELATED POSTS Open Thread #418 Open Thread #417 Open Thread #416 Open Thread #415 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
She Was Pretty: Episode 12
by | October 30, 2015 | 137 Comments
Nearly every relationship in our story is marked by a shift, to wildly differing results. Luckily all four of our main players are ready to be honest and discuss their issues, which helps, though the honesty can be sometimes painful. But better a painful truth than false hope — and... More »

Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 8
by | October 29, 2015 | 39 Comments
Our heroine turns a corner and happily, finally, exhibits some grit in the face of unpleasantness—nice So-yoon was rather boring to watch, since the extent of her activity seemed to be looking wide-eyed and accepting what everyone said. But shunned So-yoon is, gratifyingly, more proactive and assertive, and it’s a... More »

Drama Recaps
D-Day: Episode 12
by | October 29, 2015 | 20 Comments
This episode is all about the tears. So many tears. So. Many. Hye-sung spends the episode in the depths of despair, which might help cement Director Park’s latest attempt to get him fired. Again. But Hye-sung doesn’t need any help to become the scapegoat of Mirae Hospital when he’s ready... More »