Drama Casting & News
Stepping on land mines and stripping on airplanes in Missing 9’s latest teaser
by | January 16, 2017 | 41 Comments
In a last-minute round of promos, more posters and a second teaser for MBC’s Missing 9 have been released. And it’s left me so confused because the tone of the teaser conflicts with all of the previous buildup for the redesigned drama. Originally touted as a thriller-mystery, Missing 9 will... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ji Sung to fight back from behind bars in SBS’s Defendant
by | January 16, 2017 | 21 Comments
There’s certainly no missing the motif in these latest posters for the upcoming SBS drama Defendant, with Ji Sung (Entertainer) behind bars and a stern-looking Eom Ki-joon (Masked Prosecutor) determined to ensure that he stay there. The premise of the drama is a bit like The Fugitive with a dash... More »

Drama Casting & News
The bloody battle for the people’s hearts begins in Rebel
by | January 16, 2017 | 43 Comments
I spent months only seeing Yoon Kyun-sang (Doctors) as a giant baby who loves fluffy kitties in Three Meals a Day, so it’s a little jarring to see him covered in blood and making battle cries. But given his experience as a warrior in sageuk epic Six Flying Dragons, I... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Catching the Lee Min-ho virus and learning to heal
by | January 15, 2017 | 18 Comments
To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   K-drama gifts are my favorite—one time my friend gave me M&M’s printed with Taecyeon and Kim Jae-wook’s faces (from Who Are You). But Cozybooks sounds like she... More »

Beans of Wisdom: Corpse shipping and cameo crossovers
by | January 15, 2017 | 61 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… Our medical beanies discuss the severe scolding scenes in “Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: Episode 17.” Lessa starts in comment #23: In medschool to junior internship, I experienced being scolded in a similar way and then crying like a baby after. As I moved upward... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 9-15, 2016
by | January 15, 2017 | 74 Comments
We’re in the last lull before the next cycle of dramas starts, and all the awards ceremony pre-emptions created some interesting ratings results as two of the Wednesday-Thursday shows finished their runs by airing their final episodes on Wednesday. That left a dearth of things to watch on Thursday, so... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Why You Should Watch: Biscuit Teacher Star Candy
by | January 14, 2017 | 167 Comments
Since the universe decided to be cruel and leave us hanging with no new episode of Goblin today, it seemed like a good day to go digging around in the old drama vault for a Gong Yoo marathon. Because you can never have enough Gong Yoo in your drama-watching life,... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | January 14, 2017 | 105 Comments
We’re winding down with a number of shows these days, which means we’ll soon be greeted with an influx of new titles. (The cycle, it never ends, it just goes on and on and onnnnn….) Are you glad to be sending off the ending shows, or sad to say goodbye?... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 14, 2017
by | January 14, 2017 | 95 Comments
Seo Kang-joon A drama adaptation of the popular Daum webtoon From A Distance, A Green Spring has been confirmed, and Seo Kang-joon (Entourage) is considering the lead part. The source material is about twenty-year-olds who are in between youth and adulthood, and Seo’s protagonist is a college junior. He’s a... More »

Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 13
by | January 13, 2017 | 711 Comments
So many big things are happening in this show lately that part of me is excited (finally, big plot movement!) and part of me is scared for what’ll be left for the final three episodes (flashbacks and musical interludes?). But let’s focus on what we do get, because it’s pretty... More »