Meta
Odds and Ends: The cloud monster
by | April 4, 2014 | 25 Comments
girlfriday: So, I’m not sure how this happened, but another week went by. javabeans: Apparently that’s the thing that time does. Keeps going. girlfriday: Well somebody needs to put a stop to that. Didja do anything fun? javabeans: …that’s a sad question. By which I mean it’s a question that... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Song Kang-ho as Joseon king in Lee Jun-ik’s next film
by | April 4, 2014 | 23 Comments
This is a match-up that looks exciting: director Lee Jun-ik (The King and the Clown) is coming back to sageuk for his next film this coming year, and Song Kang-ho (The Attorney) has signed on to star. They’ve each had a stellar 2013 at the box office, with the sensitive... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Yeon-seok out, Kim Woo-bin a maybe for Twenty
by | April 4, 2014 | 12 Comments
I’m a little relieved that Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) is slowing his breakneck pace, but sad that we won’t get to see him together with Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) on the big screen. Yoo Yeon-seok has turned down a leading role in the upcoming movie Twenty, about a trio of... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #337
by | April 4, 2014 | 277 Comments
  Kim Ji-soo – “되돌아간다” [ Download ] Open Thread #336 Open Thread #335 Open Thread #334 Open Thread #333 No tags for this post.... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 191
by | April 4, 2014 | 62 Comments
In this third and final chapter of our Running Man Australian Trilogy, our cast and guests travel back in time to 1854 when the land was fervent with gold rush fever. This time, these sheriffs will try to prove what they’re made of, performing missions that tests their skills and... More »


Drama Recaps
Age of Feeling: Finale Open Thread
by | April 3, 2014 | 132 Comments
Um, we have some good news and some bad news. I’ll start with the bad news because we actually only have bad news. HeadsNo2 was unfortunately in an accident yesterday, and first of all she’s okay, but second of all she’s still banged up and in lots of pain so... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #21
by | April 3, 2014 | 69 Comments
We’re back with another podcast! With so many dramas to talk about, this one’s on the lengthy side, so I’ve tried to delineate the subject breaks clearly so you can skip the stuff about dramas you haven’t seen.   Podcast #21 Running time: 1:29:53 In which we: Start off by... More »


Meta
One last reminder: Dramabeans in Boston tomorrow
by | April 3, 2014 | 14 Comments
One last reminder before we’re off to Boston! Our talk at Harvard will be taking place tomorrow night and we’d love to see you there and talk dramas and chat about whatever else comes to mind. Of course if you guys don’t show up Girlfriday and I are totally cool... More »


Drama Casting & News
Greed and crime drive financial thriller Golden Cross
by | April 3, 2014 | 22 Comments
The first poster’s out for KBS’s Golden Cross, and it looks pretty sleek. It also sort of looks like Kim Kang-woo is hugging himself (and Lee Shi-young), but overall the broken visual effect is kinda cool. The copy on the poster reads: “0.001% of greed, 100% of crimes, 1% of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Big Man gets a two-week delay
by | April 3, 2014 | 34 Comments
With all the stations readying its new crop of shows for launch, KBS has decided it would rather push back the premiere of Big Man, the chaebol-stole-my-heart-and-not-in-a-good-way melodrama that was set to take over Full Sun’s soon-to-be-vacated Monday-Tuesday timeslot. So rather than starting at a disadvantage against MBC’s sageuk smash... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jang Nara and Jang Hyuk reunite for summer rom-com
by | April 3, 2014 | 124 Comments
It’s hard to believe it’s been twelve years since Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara shared the small screen in 2002′s Successful Story of a Bright Girl, but it seems just long enough for everyone to welcome their onscreen reunion with fond nostalgic feelings and anticipation. They’ll be returning to dramaland... More »