Drama Recaps
My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 13
by | September 14, 2011 | 85 Comments
At the end of Episode 12, Sam Soon made the decision to climb Mt. Halla alone. Jobless and the loser in yet another game of love, she would remake herself once she reached the top. She would be Pâtissier Solitaire Kim Hee Jin, her own boss and free from the... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Knee-Drop Guru (Murupak Dosa)
by | September 13, 2011 | 122 Comments
And now for our second installment in our Variety Roulette series, where we grab random episodes of random variety shows and hope they’re any good. Our inaugural post was on talk show Strong Heart, and this one will be another talk show and another one of Kang Ho-dong’s four gigs,... More »

Drama Casting & News
The Vampires come to television
by | September 13, 2011 | 58 Comments
Yup, Vampires, as in more than one. We’ve talked about Vampire Prosecutor before, but there’s another show in the works — a sitcom this time — called Vampire Idol. Can there be singing and judges? First, the version we know about. OCN’s series Vampire Prosecutor, starring Yeon Jung-hoon (Jejoongwon, East... More »

Drama Casting & News
CGV produces a TV version of Bang-ja Chronicles
by | September 13, 2011 | 14 Comments
Cable movie channel CGV recently had a hit with their edgy and stylized Girl K, which I’ve been enjoying, and now they’re producing another “original TV movie,” which will likewise broadcast in multiple episodes like a mini-drama series. This one is Bang-ja Chronicles, which is also the name of the... More »

Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: The Man From Nowhere
by | September 12, 2011 | 187 Comments
[Please join us in welcoming a guest blogger to Dramabeans, movie reviewer only1tony. We’ve been wanting to cover movies for so long, but barring cloning and/or dangerous 4th dimension travel, we had to find someone awesome who loves dramas and movies and the DB community just as much as we... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Dong-wook: “I want to conquer the universe”
by | September 12, 2011 | 119 Comments
With Scent of a Woman having wrapped up over the weekend, it’s managed to raise the profiles of its two stars — or, should I say, re-raise, since Kim Sun-ah and Lee Dong-wook were successful leading actors before as well. But as is the case with many a well-received, heart-warming... More »

Drama Casting & News
Medical drama Brain lines up male leads
by | September 12, 2011 | 41 Comments
A new KBS medical drama titled Brain is prepping for production and lining up its lead actors: Jung Jin-young (Dong Yi, Kingdom of the Wind) has been cast, and it’s looking likely that both Lee Sang-yoon (The Duo, Life Is Beautiful) and Lee Hyun-jin (You’ve Fallen For Me, Boy Meets... More »

Drama Recaps
Scent of a Woman: Episode 16 (Final)
by | September 11, 2011 | 268 Comments
It’s the end of the road, and time for Yeon-jae to say her goodbyes and tie up all her loose ends. Normally I loathe finales that are a lineup of all the players, saying goodbye like a checklist, but when you’re talking about going to the big dance floor in... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Park Bo-young to romance wolf boy Song Joong-ki
by | September 11, 2011 | 75 Comments
Yup. You read that right. Song Joong-ki. As a Wolf Boy. Well that’s the title of the movie, and it’s not a figurative one, so it looks like he’ll be wolfing out for his next role, baby face be damned. And Park Bo-young has been cast as the girl who... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 59
by | September 11, 2011 | 43 Comments
Yo yo yo – it’s time to represent, Running Man! Try to spit your best verses and don’t forget the swagger and slang. But watch your backs, Running Man – there are spies afoot! EPISODE 59. Broadcast September 4, 2011. It’s a Hip-hop Special on Running Man and our cast... More »