Drama Casting & News
Kim Rae-won courted to headline legal thriller Punch
by | October 28, 2014 | 13 Comments
There was some kind of backstage drama going on at SBS over the last day, because stories started to come out that its December Monday-Tuesday drama Punch was going to be replaced by a different series altogether. One mad scramble (and who knows what Anthony-esque string-pulling stunt) later, Punch is... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 11
by | October 27, 2014 | 13 Comments
Ack, is it already time to start shattering the prince’s trust in his father? I know that on a basic level this is what the entire show is about, but is it asking for too much to delay the process for as long as humanly possible? What if we run... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 5
by | October 27, 2014 | 90 Comments
It’s a day of emotional conflict for our heroine, which I think comes not a moment too soon. While I’ve been able to enjoy the role of Nae-il without feeling upset about the aspects of her character that disappoint me, I can see the reasons others feel dissatisfied, so it’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Bad Guys: Episode 4
by | October 27, 2014 | 44 Comments
This is the episode I’d been waiting for; I’d known that each of our convicts is strong in their own right, but as it turns out, they’re an even stronger team in the face of a common enemy. Not only does an illegal trade run deeper than any of our... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo In-gook as incognito prince in King’s Face
by | October 27, 2014 | 48 Comments
I did honestly wonder if The King’s Face would ever make it to production; it was touch and go for a while there with plagiarism accusations hanging in the air and injunctions filed, but cameras are rolling on the set of the new KBS fusion historical drama. Lead actor Seo... More »


Drama Casting & News
Heirs writer jumps broadcasters with new drama Descended From the Sun
by | October 27, 2014 | 81 Comments
The next project for star writer Kim Eun-sook is titled Descended From the Sun, which we heard about earlier this year when it was first being planned. Now the drama is in talks to bring onboard director Lee Eung-bok, which would give us the writer for Heirs teaming with the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Who wants to be a Pinocchio
by | October 27, 2014 | 82 Comments
javabeans: Hey, have you seen this? Here, watch the teaser for Pinocchio. girlfriday: That… was the lamest thing ever. javabeans: Wasn’t it? I just had to share. girlfriday: Twenty-four seconds, please. javabeans: Er? girlfriday: That’s the time you now owe me. javabeans: Hey, I can’t be held responsible for all... More »


Drama Recaps
Modern Farmer: Episode 3
by | October 26, 2014 | 55 Comments
Love is in the air, along with a few other things like suspicion, sabotage, and revenge. We meet a few more characters, and at least one mystery woman, as the guys start to settle into village life. But of course it won’t be easy, and Min-ki and his bandmates are... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #25
by | October 26, 2014 | 66 Comments
For this podcast, we wanted to take our time to talk about the dramas in a little more length, rather than trying to get through a long list all at once. Basically, once you get us started, we just keep talking forever. You are warned!   Podcast #25 Running time:... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 3
by | October 26, 2014 | 122 Comments
Hey guys, I’m just filling in for today, but I’m happy to pick up an episode of Misaeng, which is fast becoming one of my favorite shows of the year. It’s clear now why the original webtoon is so beloved—this show takes the most mundane minutiae of office life and... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Three Meals a Day: Episode 2
by | October 25, 2014 | 25 Comments
girlfriday: I think we forgot to get something across in our last recap for this show — basically, that it’s hilariously boring. It’s a show in which nothing happens, but is strangely funny because of the meta relationship between Na PD and Seojinnie. javabeans: Oh lol, was that not apparent... More »