‘Answer Me 1988’

Drama Casting & News
Answer Me PD returns with new tvN series Prison this fall
by | February 20, 2017 | 60 Comments
This is a welcome change. As much I like the Answer Me franchise, I do think it’s time for the creators to branch out and do something new, so it’s exciting news to hear that PD Shin Won-ho (Answer Me 1988, Answer Me 1994, Answer Me 1997) will be returning to tvN this fall with... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | February 11, 2017 | 140 Comments
Happy weekend, everyone! Team Dramabeans is busily planning for our 10-year anniversary bash, so I made sure to squeeze my drama-watching in early this week. I had to make time for Tomorrow With You though! It’s always nice to be excited by something new, so I’m crossing my fingers for this one. —girlfriday... More »

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Top 10 most virulent cases of Second Lead Syndrome
by | January 31, 2017 | 485 Comments
javabeans: Second leaaaaaaads! Where would we be without them? girlfriday: Happier, probably. javabeans: But also maybe more bored? Because c’mon, a well-placed second lead (and his unrequited love for the heroine) can provide a certain crackle to a juicy romance, even if sometimes that crackle often comes with big booming pain. girlfriday: I just mean... More »

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Top 10 favorite drama bromances
by | January 18, 2017 | 218 Comments
javabeans: It seemed only natural to follow up our list of favorite couples with our list of favorite bromances, which are sometimes just as compelling as the love stories—er, I mean romantic love stories, since bromances are love stories of another kind. girlfriday: The best kind! Bromantic love is one of my favorite types of... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #31
by | January 21, 2016 | 72 Comments
It’s a new year, and we’re eager to get through all of our backlog so we can start fresh again! We have a lot of catching up to do in this podcast, so we did our best to speed through to cover as much as we could in a (somewhat) reasonable amount of time. It’s... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1988: Episode 20 (Final)
by | January 16, 2016 | 601 Comments
In true Answer Me fashion, this final episode is a farewell to youth as much as it is a farewell to this series and the characters who’ve burrowed deep in our hearts and taken up residence there. There’s always something about the portrayal of youth in this franchise that makes me wish I could bottle... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1988: Episode 19
by | January 15, 2016 | 694 Comments
Here at last, here at last, finale week with answers to be had! Between the last episode and this one, I’m surprised I have any emotions left to feel—Show took them all from me, and now I’m spent. That bastard. The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: Our heroine reveals her heart,... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1988: Episode 18
by | January 9, 2016 | 788 Comments
Our gang is all grown up in some ways… and still exactly the same in other ways. But now that they’re a little bit older and maybe just a tiny bit wiser about life, they know what it means to have regrets and start to do things differently this time around. To what effect remains... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1988: Episode 17
by | January 8, 2016 | 185 Comments
Two weeks was a really long time to wait, but we pick up right where we left off, smack dab in the middle of our friend triangle, with a possible shift in our heroine’s feelings. We near the end of adolescence with this episode, and the thing that takes over everyone’s thoughts are dreams—what they... More »

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2015 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 11]
by | December 28, 2015 | 330 Comments
We’re finally here, at the end of another Year in Review series! We warned you it’d be long this time, but hopefully you all made it through with us. We promise this is the last one! (At least till next year. Which is, eek, almost this year.) As ever, the process of selecting our picks... More »