Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Irreplaceable family memories and cultural exchanges
by | January 3, 2017 | 19 Comments
To submit your story, email us your stories, and we’ll keep sharing them as long as you guys keep sending them in.   Dramas: Bringing Families Together! leleyleley shares her story: Hi Dramabeans, I’ve been an avid Korean drama fan since Boys Over Flowers aired in my country. Since then,... More »


Drama Casting & News
First glimpse of MBC’s Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
by | January 3, 2017 | 59 Comments
The first stills of MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People have been released, and actors Yoon Kyun-sang (Doctors), Kim Ji-suk (Oh Hae-young Again), Honey Lee (Come Back, Ajusshi), and Kim Sang-joong (Jingbirok) appear to be settling into their characters and sageuk garb with ease. Rebel: Thief... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hilarious first trailer and teasers for Chief Kim
by | January 3, 2017 | 21 Comments
So, two office comedies will be premiering this January: tvN’s Introverted Boss and KBS’s Chief Kim. There’s been a steady stream of promos from the tvN team, but KBS has just stepped up its game, releasing two teasers, one trailer, and more stills for its upcoming drama. Thankfully, they’re airing... More »


Drama Recaps
Hwarang: Episode 5
by | January 3, 2017 | 172 Comments
We’ve finally gotten to the part of the show I’ve most been looking forward to — the budding friendships between the boys. It’s early days yet, but you can see by the way that they fight together that eventually, they’ll be working together instead of against each other. They have... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Sung-woong gets decked out in a batsuit for Man to Man
by | January 3, 2017 | 21 Comments
Okay, so it’s not technically a batsuit, but I dare anybody to take a look at Park Sung-woong’s (Remember–Son’s War) latest stills from his upcoming bromance-action drama Man to Man and think of anything other than batsuit. It can’t be done! The drama is centered around a secret agent (Park... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Seul-gi reunites with Oh My Ghostess crew on Weightlifting Fairy
by | January 3, 2017 | 56 Comments
A cameo from Kim Seul-gi (Second to Last Love) is just the thing to lift my mood and distract me from the fact that MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju is soon coming to an end. *SNIFF* The delightful little underdog drama about weightlifting heroine Lee Sung-kyung and her... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nam Joo-hyuk offered lead in tvN’s Bride of the Water God
by | January 2, 2017 | 446 Comments
This would be quite the leap for Nam Joo-hyuk: He has been offered the lead in a high-profile tvN drama project called Bride of the Water God 2017, based on a manhwa of the same name (sans the 2017). He has not been confirmed, as initial reports misstated, but cable... More »


Drama Casting & News
New teaser and airdate secured for Saimdang, Light’s Diary
by | January 2, 2017 | 23 Comments
Have your pens at the ready because SBS’s new fusion sageuk Saimdang, Light’s Diary has finally secured an airdate and will make its long-awaited premiere on January 26. Actress Lee Young-ae’s last drama was the 2003 MBC sageuk Dae Jang Geum, an astronomical success that catapulted her to Hallyu superstardom,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Yuri up for family weekend drama Father Is Weird
by | January 2, 2017 | 12 Comments
Hmmm… I think I may like this casting fit more. Lee Yuri (Heaven’s Promise) has been offered the role of eldest sister in the Father Is Weird family after Kim So-yeon (All’s Well in a Happy Home) backed out of the project due to personal reasons. The upcoming KBS weekend... More »


Meta
Celebrate Dramabeans’ 10th anniversary with us!
by | January 2, 2017 | 293 Comments
Happy new year everybody! This year is special for us not only because we get to kick 2016 away (although it was admittedly a pretty solid year for dramas) and welcome in a fresh, unspoiled one, but also because it marks Dramabeans’ tenth anniversary. This site started as a tiny... More »