Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 399
by | August 17, 2012 | 51 Comments
EPISODE 399. Broadcast on August 12, 2012. javabeans: So we return to Part 2 of the gyopo trip, and can I just say that already I’m nervous about this episode? girlfriday: Because of Dokdo? javabeans: Pretty much. Dokdo as its separate issue is enough of a political lightning rod, but with all the recent additional... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 398
by | August 10, 2012 | 55 Comments
EPISODE 398. Broadcast on August 5, 2012. girlfriday: We open on Seung-woo… wait, he’s not sitting on a toilet is he? No, just a weird angle. javabeans: I was worried for a second there. girlfriday: He gets a file at home, and he starts to whine that there’s homework now. He reads through the personal... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 397
by | August 3, 2012 | 59 Comments
EPISODE 397. Broadcast on July 29, 2012. javabeans: We continue with the Straight-Ahead Trip that sends our cast to the eastern shore. Dinnertime rolls around, and we open with a shot of the waves crashing on shore and the cameramen telling each other they should get a shot of this. Is this foreshadowing? girlfriday: That’s... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 396
by | July 27, 2012 | 50 Comments
EPISODE 396. Broadcast on July 22, 2012. girlfriday: We open a new trip with footage of young Seung-woo as a gangster in one of his films, and cut to present-day Seung-woo, yelling and losing his cool with the PDs. Is there an outburst on the horizon? javabeans: Even funnier is how we start with footage... More »

Drama Casting & News
Olympics-preempted drama schedule update
by | July 26, 2012 | 74 Comments
So there’s good news and bad news this time. Or, perhaps bad news wrapped in a delicious candy coating? Um… absence makes the heart grow fonder? Is this working? I hear that patience and fortitude are character-building. Or so they say. Obviously I wouldn’t know. You’d think the broadcasters would’ve planned ahead, given that the... More »

Drama Recaps
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 395
by | July 20, 2012 | 64 Comments
EPISODE 395. Broadcast on July 15, 2012. javabeans: We resume with the second half of the race to locate various landmarks. We left our teams during the race up the mountain, where Team Kimchi had ditched Joo-won and Team Soybean left Shi-kyung, then got stuck waiting for their time-outs to end. girlfriday: Shi-kyung and Joo-won... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 394
by | July 13, 2012 | 99 Comments
EPISODE 394. Broadcast on July 8, 2012. girlfriday: One by one, the boys get picked up by the crew — Tae-hyun at home, Joo-won at the salon, and when they get to Jong-min, he’s like, “But we’re taking my car?” Yeah that’s not much of a pick-up service then. Su-geun reacts very suspiciously, asking if... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 393
by | July 6, 2012 | 48 Comments
EPISODE 393. Broadcast on July 1, 2012. javabeans: So last episode ended with our boys’ threefold dinner mission on the line. Damn, I’m hungry again. This show, I swear. Also, I just ate. girlfriday: The rest of the boys succeed in their tasks, but Su-geun and Tae-hyun just keep losing at rock-paper-scissors with the island... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #12, Part 2
by | July 4, 2012 | 84 Comments
  Here we are with Part 2 of the very long Podcast #12, which concludes our talk about the current drama landscape. (Check out Part 1 here if you missed it.) Podcast #12, Part 2 Running time: 61:56 In which we: continue the podcast with I Do, I Do; move on to Big (11:17); start... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 392
by | June 29, 2012 | 43 Comments
EPISODE 392. Broadcast on June 24, 2012. javabeans: New episode, new trip! I’m not sure anything can live up to the epicness of Tae-woong’s wet-T-shirt pelvis dance in a busy intersection, though… girlfriday: Ah, fond memories. It’s the public humiliation that seals our bonds. javabeans: Isn’t that always the way? girlfriday: They start the opening... More »