‘Come Back Ajusshi’


Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 6: Hoobae minions’ first rodeo
by | December 26, 2016 | 71 Comments
And now comes reviews from the newest members of our minion army, our Hoobae Minions, who’ve all pitched in to help make this year our best yet. It’s been amazing to have so many new voices here on Dramabeans, so we’re delighted to present their thoughts on how 2016 shaped up compared to years past.... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 2: The doctor is in
by | December 14, 2016 | 154 Comments
Every December, I’m hit with a simultaneous feeling of anticipation and dread at dusting off our Year in Review series and taking a look back at the year as a whole. I always enjoy reading what everyone else has written, and the review-writing process is both fun and illuminating—sometimes you don’t realize you even feel... More »


Drama Recaps
Come Back, Ajusshi: Episode 16 (Final)
by | April 20, 2016 | 73 Comments
It’s time to say goodbye to the show and our favorite characters, even as they say goodbye to each other. We all knew it was coming, yet somehow I still wish there was a way for Maya to stop time and just let everyone stay happy for a little longer. At least this time there... More »


Drama Recaps
Come Back, Ajusshi: Episode 15
by | April 18, 2016 | 12 Comments
With time running out quicker than ever, our ajusshis make some bold sacrifices and amends for the sake of the living. They face the ultimate challenge of time management to ensure that their every second is put to good use — especially given the unredeemable quality of time. Whether it’s a fierce loyalty to love,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Programming note: Mr. Black, Ajusshi episodes pre-empted Wednesday
by | April 13, 2016 | 36 Comments
Just a quick note to alert you to a scheduling change for the broadcasts of Wednesday’s episodes of Goodbye Mr. Black on MBC and Come Back, Ajusshi on SBS, which have been pushed to the following day, April 14, in favor of coverage of the National Assembly elections. Both shows will air two episodes back-to-back... More »


Drama Recaps
Come Back, Ajusshi: Episode 14
by | April 13, 2016 | 23 Comments
The clock is running out for Gi-tak and Young-soo, and even though it feels like we’ve finally reached a place where maybe everyone can live happily ever after (or almost everyone, since, y’know, our two ajusshis have already died), there’s still a bit that stands in their way of successfully completing their respective missions. By... More »


Drama Recaps
Come Back, Ajusshi: Episode 13
by | April 11, 2016 | 25 Comments
It’s a heartbreaking episode, but it’s the kind of heartbreak that awakens the soul(s). The transitory nature of our ajusshis’ re-existence hits home, and that further drives them to search for the essence of their return. As we learn more backstory, I found the title of the show resonating deeper, with the strong yearning for... More »


Drama Recaps
Come Back, Ajusshi: Episode 12
by | April 6, 2016 | 28 Comments
Ah, birth secrets. The perfect excuse to shake things up in the middle of a drama and rearrange dynamics between characters. As Gi-tak tries to reconnect with his sister (without letting her know who he really is, of course), Young-soo finally discovers that he really didn’t know much about his wife, especially not when he... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #32
by | April 5, 2016 | 135 Comments
Here I’d thought we’d done a good job of recording a new podcast without letting too much time slip by… and then I saw the list of all the shows we had to talk about and cursed our past selves for not being more on top of things. We’ll never learn! I should just accept... More »


Drama Recaps
Come Back, Ajusshi: Episode 11
by | April 4, 2016 | 18 Comments
Our two death colleagues come together for big reveals and small steps towards revenge (shh, don’t tell Maya!) against their shared enemy. Hae-joon learns to take steps in the right direction — prioritizing family over jealousy and his workaholic nature — while still staying true to who he is at his core. Slowly but surely,... More »