Chungmuro/Film News
Liam Neeson orders Lee Jung-jae to become covert operative in Operation Chromite
by | July 25, 2016 | 58 Comments
Operation Chromite, the Korean War film starring Liam Neeson (Taken), Lee Jung-jae (Assassination), and Lee Beom-soo (Moorim School) will be in theaters this week, on July 27. The action blockbuster is a movie portrayal of the Battle of Incheon, a major turning point in the war. ... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won, Yoo Ah-in up for new film from director of Poetry
by | July 25, 2016 | 31 Comments
Critically acclaimed writer-director Lee Chang-dong (Poetry, Secret Sunshine, Oasis, Peppermint Candy) is gearing up for his first film in seven years since 2010’s award-winning Poetry, and there’s early talk of Kang Dong-won (A Violent Prosecutor, The Priests) and Yoo Ah-in (Like for Likes, The Throne) being courted for the leading... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kang Haneul, Hyeri up for deserted-island adventure romance Picnic
by | July 25, 2016 | 163 Comments
I had thought this “adventure romantic comedy” drama was dead, but it’s back on the books at MBC, albeit with a new title: Initially called Gaia, the drama now bears the title Picnic and is still courting Kang Haneul (Misaeng) for the lead role, with Hyeri (Entertainer) as his potential... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cinderella is determined to turn her knights into a happy family
by | July 25, 2016 | 62 Comments
I have no idea why a chaebol chairman would hire a girl to move into his mansion and turn his prickly grandsons into a familial unit, but this is the basis of tvN’s new youth romantic comedy Cinderella and the Four Knights. I guess rich people do all sorts of... More »

Drama Recaps
Wanted: Episode 10
by | July 24, 2016 | 15 Comments
Nothing is as it appears in any of the cases that have come to light. Everyone is having to dig deeper in the investigation to try to gain the upper hand over the kidnapper, who has shown himself to be a master manipulator. But now, it’s time for the tables... More »

Drama Recaps
Police Unit 38: Episode 10
by | July 24, 2016 | 84 Comments
Seventy minutes of mayhem ensue as Jung-do, Sung-il, and the crew move in for the kill. Loyalties are tested and assumptions are upended as new and old enemies band together against our heroes. They say there is no honor among thieves. Our resident teddy bear ajusshi is about to find... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of July 18-24, 2016
by | July 24, 2016 | 143 Comments
There weren’t many surprises early in the week, with everyone pretty much sticking to the trends we’ve seen in weeks prior—Doctors remained way ahead of the pack with ratings nearing 20%, while Monster and Beautiful Mind took second and third place, respectively. Over on cable, Bring It On, Ghost continued... More »

Beans of Wisdom: Save the sea lions
by | July 23, 2016 | 71 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… ObsessedMuch talks priorities in “Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching” comment #7: I am glug- glugging my way tooo.. There are just too many shows to watch! And then this Wednesday (or Thursday with subs) W- Two Worlds will come out and I would literally... More »

Drama Recaps
Wanted: Episode 9
by | July 23, 2016 | 14 Comments
The chickens are coming home to roost as public backlash rises and a new threat materializes, one that no one could have anticipated. As enemies emerge from every direction, the road ahead becomes even darker, and everyone feels more pressure than ever to end this charade before it causes more... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | July 23, 2016 | 187 Comments
Hey everyone, tell us how your week in drama-watching has gone! It’s been a hectic week here at Dramabeans Central, what with shows ending, new ones premiering, and javabeans laid up post-surgery (though naturally, she insisted it was an opportunity to watch more dramas and had me update her drama... More »