Drama Reactions & Reviews
Santa Strikes Back! [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 25, 2011 | 101 Comments
What the ever-lovin’ reindeer feculence? I get home from my overnight trans-earthian sleigh odyssey, settle back with my hard-earned fifths of whiskey to read up on what I’ve missed in dramaland, and find that they’ve finished the year-end reviews without me? This is an outrage! I know who’s getting their presents revoked this year! Goddamn... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2011 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 5]
by | December 24, 2011 | 388 Comments
Part 5 is here! As in past years, we here at Dramabeans owe huge thanks to guest bloggers — thank you, kaedejun and Dahee Fanel! — for participating in the review series, as well as HeadsNo2 for contributing to our Picks. You guys are awesome and make this time of year extra-special, providing lots of... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Good, The Bad, and The Hmmm… of 2011 [Year in Review, Part 2]
by | December 15, 2011 | 257 Comments
  First off, I have to deeply thank – and bow to – Javabeans and Girlfriday – it’s an honor to be included with the most respected K-drama writers for this year. Compared to these fine people, I am an utter noob. Speaking of being such a noob, I shall now complain: It’s so hard to... More »

Drama Recaps
ATHENA: Episodes 19-20 (Final)
by | April 16, 2011 | 46 Comments
I love the shot above – so artistic and yet served a purpose in the storytelling. So let’s go down into the depths of hell together, and finish the series! I’d really like to thank those who stuck through with aberdeen_angus and me as we recapped this drama – all the way down to the... More »

Drama Recaps
ATHENA: Episode 18
by | April 10, 2011 | 18 Comments
Mutiny!! Kinda. Sorta. I thoroughly enjoyed Sean Richard’s slo-mo action scene, despite it lasting only a few seconds. Hey – seeing him in action makes my day; at least he’s not just standing around and shooting. I gotta find the small things to humor me. *Shrug*... More »

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ATHENA: Episode 17
by | April 3, 2011 | 27 Comments
Episode 17 has only one highlight. It’s also got the best action scene second to those in the first two episodes. It’s also the highlight that gave this series a mini boost, but not enough of one to help the lagging series.... More »

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ATHENA: Episode 16
by | March 28, 2011 | 22 Comments
I have nothing to preface this episode, save for this song: What Should Be Son Hyuk’s Anthem: “Let Go” by Frou Frou [download] [Audio clip: view full post to listen]... More »

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ATHENA: Episode 15
by | March 21, 2011 | 12 Comments
Athena doesn’t have flashbacks – it just has immensely long recaps at the beginning of the episode. It starts off with a refresher on the whole battle scene on the bridge, which, according to the episode special, was one of the biggest action scenes for the series since it required big explosions and closing down... More »

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ATHENA: Episode 14
by | March 19, 2011 | 28 Comments
Hi all! Many apologies – but let’s get right on with the story, eh? It’s kinda funny how I just started watching 9 End 2 Outs (thanks to girlfriday’s review, and on dramafever no less), so I think I can better appreciate Su Ae as an actress now… not that I ever thought she was... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #5
by | February 25, 2011 | 117 Comments
Time for another podcast! Here’s Numero 5… In which javabeans and girlfriday discuss: our Dream High–My Princess bet; the upcoming 49 Days; Return of Iljimae, how we miss it, and Jung Il-woo’s Mane of Glory; our issues with Athena and IRIS; My Princess, cuteness, and the dullness of bad villains; Dream High, its awesomeness, and... More »