Drama Casting & News
Food fights and cuddling in posters for The Lonely Shining Goblin
by | November 21, 2016 | 99 Comments
These new official posters for The Lonely Shining Goblin are eye-catching and elegant; they almost look more like they belong to a fashion spread in a glossy magazine than drama promo material. And it doesn’t hurt that we’ve got quite the polished, sophisticated-looking cast (having what looks like the world’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Entourage: Episode 6
by | November 20, 2016 | 36 Comments
Even the best and longest of relationships can hit a bump in the road every now and then, especially when four friends live under the same roof. Although our boys might know that avoiding the issue won’t solve anything, taking that first step toward reconciliation is the only way for... More »


Drama Recaps
Oh My Geum-bi: Episode 1
by | November 20, 2016 | 78 Comments
I was expecting this show to be emotionally wrenching for very different reasons. I was definitely not expecting my heart to start hurting because a nine-year-old feels the need to guard her emotions in the presence of an immature father while quietly nursing hope for a new life with him.... More »


Meta
Beans of Wisdom: Korean lessons and superstitious doctors
by | November 20, 2016 | 66 Comments
This week in Beans of Wisdom…   In comment #2 of “Winning is the only name of the game in MBC’s Night Light,” Lord Cobol writes a correction: Technically you should say “loading a revolver”, not “pistol”. “Pistol” usually means a semi-auto, with a spring-fed magazine, so even if you... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Nov. 14-20, 2016
by | November 20, 2016 | 133 Comments
This was a premiere-heavy week if ever there was one, with three brand new shows starting their runs in the Wednesday-Thursday slot. But far from being a tight race, it was one clearly dominated by the much anticipated blockbuster drama Legend of the Blue Sea, which netted an impressive 16.4%... More »


Drama Recaps
Entourage: Episode 5
by | November 19, 2016 | 35 Comments
No matter how “adult” our boys try to be, when it comes to dating and relationships, they’re little boys, too afraid to express how they feel. There’s always that fear of getting heartbroken and ruining your chances, and when you’re a rising star with big ambitions, love proves to be... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Rising film stars Ryu Joon-yeol and Kim Tae-ri up for Little Forest
by | November 19, 2016 | 106 Comments
Well-loved actor Ryu Joon-yeol (Lucky Romance) may be matching talents with this year’s Chungmuro breakout actress Kim Tae-ri (The Handmaiden) in a manga adaptation film called Little Forest. She has confirmed, while he is still reviewing the offer. Award-winning director Im Soon-rye, who has created hit movies like Informant and... More »


Drama Recaps
Woman With a Suitcase: Episode 16 (Final)
by | November 19, 2016 | 15 Comments
It’s time to say goodbye to our favorite paralegal-turned-lawyer and her loyal suitcase. Geum-joo’s journey has been both heartbreaking and inspirational, capped by a rare retrial in the case that started it all. Her story is a testament to perseverance, but while Geum-joo’s promise to be a “forever friend” to... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | November 19, 2016 | 166 Comments
Another weekend, another check-in. How’s your week of drama-watching been? Just when I feel like I’ve cleared my plate and can breathe again, a new wave comes rolling in, and just like that I’m drowning in more episodes. I mean, it’s a happy sort of drowning, but sometimes I wish... More »


Celebrity News
There’s more to come from Ji Chang-wook
by | November 19, 2016 | 68 Comments
Many have called The K2 a career-defining project for its star, Ji Chang-wook, but the 29-year-old would beg to differ. Indeed, he ran his body ragged for the role of a war mercenary turned into a bodyguard-for-hire, learning Korean, Russian, Japanese and Brazilian martial arts techniques and performing his own... More »