Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 400
by | August 24, 2012 | 32 Comments
EPISODE 400. Broadcast on August 19, 2012. girlfriday: We get a traditional opening in front of KBS, as Bird PD announces another summer special. The guys whine, “Isn’t summer over? Kids are back in school!” But no, he insists it’s still summer. Tae-woong gets flamed right away for a really awkward line delivery–like he had... More »

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 »