Drama Recaps
Fantastic: Episode 4
by | September 15, 2016 | 36 Comments
It’s the first day of filming for So-hye’s drama Hitman, where there’s action and drama and romance — and that’s just all behind-the-scenes. As much as So-hye is attempting to embrace “living in the now,” there’s still a lot about the past that needs to be explored, especially where it... More »

Pop Culture & Society
K-drama YA novel alert: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
by | September 15, 2016 | 46 Comments
It isn’t often that we write about books on Dramabeans, but when I heard there was a Young Adult novel coming out that explicitly deals with K-dramas—and a Korean-American heroine who uses K-dramas as a love guide—it sounded like exactly the kind of thing Beanies might want to know about.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Cha Seung-won’s Gosanja opens in second place at box office
by | September 15, 2016 | 35 Comments
Last weekend at the box office, crime-thriller Age of Shadows was the number one viewed movie in domestic theaters, but it was historical period film Gosanja (also known as The Map Against the World) that became the dark horse that surged in front of Hollywood blockbuster Alice Through the Looking... More »

Drama Recaps
W–Two Worlds: Episode 16 (Final)
by | September 14, 2016 | 466 Comments
We’re out of time and out of cliffhanger exits, and the final chapter of our story is hurtling towards that final frame. Will our hero find a way to escape life as a manhwa hero, or die trying to change his fate? Will two worlds implode, or will our brains... More »

Drama Recaps
Drinking Solo: Episode 4
by | September 14, 2016 | 34 Comments
Our resident grumpypants instructor is softening a little when it comes to Hana, and that may turn out to be a slippery slope for him. But misunderstandings and hurt feelings can get in the way of real communication, and it’s becoming clear that when it comes to Hana, Jung-seok’s solitary... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ji-soo takes sudden trip to ER, Fantastic storyline to be adjusted
by | September 14, 2016 | 90 Comments
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news today. Much-loved rising talent Ji-soo, who is currently starring in JTBC’s weekend drama Fantastic and Lee Jun-ki’s Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, was urgently rushed to the hospital for surgery on Tuesday. For a couple weeks, he had been having... More »

Drama Recaps
Fantastic: Episode 3
by | September 14, 2016 | 16 Comments
The harsh realities of cancer begin to set in for So-hye — both physically and emotionally. It doesn’t help that she’s got blast-from-the-past Hae-sung to continue to annoy and confuse her, even though he’s just as confused by her attitude towards him. Meanwhile, Sul continues to deal with her terrible... More »

Drama Recaps
Cinderella and the Four Knights: Episode 10
by | September 14, 2016 | 120 Comments
Confessions, denials, crushes, and unrequited loves abound this week, as our Cinderella and her knights navigate the murky waters of the heart. Having no prior experience with the land of love, Ha-won will find herself thrown off the deep end. Thankfully she’s unafraid to use every weapon in her arsenal... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The race is on to catch a legendary conman in crime thriller Master
by | September 14, 2016 | 74 Comments
You know, I’m normally sad when actors leave dramaland to return to films, but in the case of Kim Woo-bin (Uncontrollably Fond), I’m much happier to see him back in his element, being a badass in crime thrillers instead of moping around in melodramas. It looks like we’re in for... More »

Celebrity News
Oh Snap! Moonlight stars on cloud nine
by | September 14, 2016 | 115 Comments
It’s a rather broody photo shoot for two stars who are on top of the world right now — with their hit drama Moonlight Drawn By Clouds breaking twenty percent ratings this past week, Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung should really be dancing in these photos, no? Here they are... More »