Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 1
by | August 22, 2016 | 145 Comments
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is basically cuteness overload. It’s not your grandpa’s sageuk, or even your mother’s sageuk, and makes no claims to historical realism. If anything, this is your little sister’s sageuk, full of puppies and rainbows and an effervescent bright spirit, and I mean that in all of... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ryu Joon-yeol, Lee Soo-kyung join legal thriller remake Silent Witness
by | August 22, 2016 | 58 Comments
Rising stars Ryu Joon-yeol (Lucky Romance) and Lee Soo-kyung (Ho-gu’s Love) have confirmed their next film project and are set to appear in the remake of the Chinese film Silent Witness. It’ll be their second project together after Answer Me 1988 (Lee Soo-kyung played No-eul’s gangster girlfriend who got into... More »


Drama Recaps
Kim Hyun-joo goes back to high school for Fantastic
by | August 22, 2016 | 55 Comments
For a drama that involves a main character with a terminal disease, JTBC’s Fantastic sure looks upbeat, which is something I could really get behind. That’s not to say that thoughtful, sorrowful terminal-disease dramas don’t have their place… I just think their place just may be far, far away from... More »


Drama Casting & News
My Sassy Girl’s original leading actress rumored to quit, role still not cast
by | August 22, 2016 | 105 Comments
Wow, this show is a mess behind the scenes. At this point I’m just rubbernecking, but sometimes you can’t look away when there’s a five-car pileup happening right in front of you, you know? The upcoming SBS youth sageuk adaptation of My Sassy Girl is STILL without a titular sassy... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon Doo-joon to make Let’s Eat and Bring It On, Ghost worlds collide
by | August 22, 2016 | 57 Comments
Yes, finally! The PD of tvN’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Bring In On, Ghost has been bringing practically all of the major cast members of his previous drama franchise — Let’s Eat Seasons 1 and 2 — to the set for fun cameos, and I’d been wondering if Yoon Doo-joon (Splish... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Han Ye-ri encounters the Worst Day ever in new romance film
by | August 21, 2016 | 35 Comments
Sentimental romance movie Worst Day (also known as The Worst Woman) is centered around a young woman who meets all her boyfriends—past, present, and yet to come—all within a twenty-four hour period. It’s the first project in seven years for director Kim Jong-kwan since Come Closer. He’s known in the... More »


Meta
Beans of Wisdom: PPL duct tape and metaphysical cats
by | August 21, 2016 | 41 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… In “Cinderella and the Four Knights: Episode 1” comment #18, Yoyo writes: Butler Kim plastered to the ceiling was hilarious!!! TM asks: How did he end up there to begin with? It must have been tough to put him there Yoyo answers back: A... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Aug. 15-21, 2016
by | August 21, 2016 | 156 Comments
There were yet more Olympic pre-emptions this week, affecting mostly the same shows as last week. The weekend circuit took the brunt of it, but at the top of the week, Monster wasn’t aired at all. Doctors aired one episode, and have made the decision to air their final three... More »


Drama Recaps
Wanted: Episode 16 (Final)
by | August 20, 2016 | 14 Comments
It’s the final episode of our show within the show, and suddenly everything about the broadcast has changed. Our team has found a new motivator to finish what they started, and it’s now up to them to find a way to expose crimes more heinous than any of them could... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | August 20, 2016 | 294 Comments
Another week, another Team Dramabeans check-in! I’m feeling the lull now that this crop of shows has started to wind down, and even shows I’d enjoyed thoroughly are staring to lose their luster. Or maybe it’s just that I’m sick of being stuck in bed with nothing to do other... More »