Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 15
by | January 5, 2017 | 261 Comments
You can always count on this show to find the romancey shenanigans in any situation, no matter how many lives and legends and fates are at stake. It’s a relief, since I was bracing myself for some brooding and some idiocy of the noble variety, after yesterday’s revelations. But there’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Mystery, fright, and island life for Missing 9 castaways
by | January 5, 2017 | 42 Comments
The more I see Jung Kyung-ho’s (One More Happy Ending) brassy orange hair, the more I think I like it — doesn’t it kind of remind you of wet golden retriever fur? The latest round of stills and the promo poster for MBC’s Missing 9 show all our survivors with... More »


Drama Recaps
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: Episode 16
by | January 5, 2017 | 51 Comments
It’s the calm before the storm, as Teacher Kim and the Doldam team try to reconcile their desire to go through with CEO Shin’s surgery with the mounting reasons as to why they shouldn’t. Teacher Kim puts all of his energy into finding a way forward, but he’s got more... More »


Drama Casting & News
Webtoon adaptation Love Alarm to be Netflix’s first original Korean drama
by | January 5, 2017 | 119 Comments
We’ve heard some rumblings of Netflix getting into the Korean drama game with Signal writer Kim Eun-hee’s next drama Kingdom, but the first official original Korean drama series from the online streaming platform has been announced as an adaptation of the webtoon Love Alarm. The popular youth romance webtoon is... More »


Drama Recaps
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Episode 14
by | January 5, 2017 | 196 Comments
This episode delivers a lot of forward motion for everyone, as characters begin to decide what kind of people they’re willing to be. It’s not always the young who have growing up to do… sometimes even adults need to mature and learn to accept, speak up, and go for what... More »


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 14
by | January 4, 2017 | 176 Comments
Yay, I’m pleased with where we’re heading, and how, every time I worry about possibly dragging out a budding conflict or potential complication, the show actually moves right along and progresses to the next phase. I don’t know if there’s an objective measure for what ideally paced plot is, but... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ji Chang-wook is playing no games to clear his name in Fabricated City
by | January 4, 2017 | 43 Comments
If you already miss seeing Ji Chang-wook (The K2) kicking proverbial butts on your screens, then you’re in luck because his upcoming action flick Fabricated City appears to be jampacked with action, drama, and humor, all of which he’s fully capable of delivering. Fabricated City is writer/director Park Kwang-hyun’s first... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Sung is the best dad ever in new Defendant stills
by | January 4, 2017 | 55 Comments
Okay, so initially I was super sad that one of my current favorite dramas, Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, would be ending. But going from Han Seok-kyu to Ji Sung (Entertainer) is pretty much going from awesome to awesome, so I’m cautiously looking forward to SBS’s Defendant. Plus, I need something... More »


Drama Recaps
Hwarang: Episode 6
by | January 4, 2017 | 240 Comments
Tempers among the new Hwarang members are running high now that they’re all concentrated in the same place, and fistfights are breaking out at the slightest provocation. It’s not just youthful exuberance, as the infighting among the Hwarang could have serious political consequences, and unfortunately, Sun-woo is right in the... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Top 10 gateway dramas to hook your friends on
by | January 4, 2017 | 330 Comments
javabeans: Happy New Year, happy tenth anniversary, happy 2017, happy everything-that-will-be-better-than-2016! girlfriday: Yay, I’ve never been happier for a new year to start! I still can’t believe Dramabeans is old enough to be a tween! javabeans: Oh god, is it time for braces, backtalk, and bad attitudes? I’m still the... More »