Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Sept. 12-18, 2016
by | September 18, 2016 | 422 Comments
It happened—Moonlight Drawn By Clouds made it to the 20% mark, and during one of the most delightful weeks it’s had so far. That makes it hard for fellow competitor Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo to carve out any sort of meaningful space on its own, which is a shame,... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Seo-jin comes back to Three Meals a Day with two new helpers
by | September 17, 2016 | 80 Comments
Lee Seo-jin, Eric, Yoon Kyun-sang Kyaaaah! Season three of cooking variety program Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village is starting next month, and PD Na Young-seok has revealed the three main castaway-mates. Grumpy Uncle Seo-jinnie (aka Lee Seo-jin of Marriage Contract), who was a part of the original Three Meals... More »


Meta
Beans of Wisdom: K-drama school
by | September 17, 2016 | 109 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom… PBY writes in “Cinderella and the Four Knights: Episode 9” comment #7: I have a theory about Hye-ji. She either is or would be an ideal candidate for a tragic ghost. Think about it – she’s clearly obsessed with some sort of sad past... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 17, 2016 | 276 Comments
Happy weekend! Team Dramabeans here, checking in with our updates on the good, the bad, and the WTF of this past week. Does anyone else need a hug or a stiff drink to wash it down? Maybe the Chuseok holiday meant time away from dramas for some of you, or... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Stolen keycards and professional eating
by | September 16, 2016 | 56 Comments
  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Wait, you can make a career out of eating? Sign me up! Okay, just want to check if this sounds at all familiar… there is a girl who loves eating. She... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Shim Eun-kyung becomes King of Walking in new film
by | September 16, 2016 | 21 Comments
Lovable actress Shim Eun-kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow, Seoul Station) is returning to the big screen with King of Walking. This coming-of-age film features Shim as Man-bok, an ordinary high school student with a bright personality but without any dreams or career aspirations.... More »


Drama Recaps
Jealousy Incarnate: Episode 7
by | September 16, 2016 | 121 Comments
It’s amazing how this show is able to make finger-pointing and child’s play so fun. Given the right context, immature adults acting like children can be the funniest thing in the world, and this episode strikes the perfect balance of petty and childish to make the jealousy quite entertaining to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jo Soo-hyang to stir up trouble in Weightlifting Fairy
by | September 16, 2016 | 6 Comments
Actress Jo Soo-hyang (Who Are You–School 2015) has been cast in the new MBC Wednesday-Thursday drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju, joining the likes of Lee Sung-kyung (Doctors), Nam Joo-hyuk (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo), Kyung Su-jin (Bluebird’s House), and Lee Jae-yoon (Oh Hae-young Again). Inspired by Olympic gold medalist Jang... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #465
by | September 16, 2016 | 636 Comments
Happy Friday everyone! Here is your Open Thread, which is here for you to chat about anything you want, whether it be drama-related or not. Nothing’s off-topic here! Spoilers may be rife, so proceed accordingly.... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 316
by | September 16, 2016 | 23 Comments
A seemingly ordinary train ride will derail into a one-way ticket to prison this week, as our cast finds themselves locked into an unwanted destination. Escape will be the primary objective for our prisoners, who will need to stay on their toes and grab the opportunities to break free hidden... More »