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Meta
Odds and Ends: The KCON 2015 wrap-up
by | August 10, 2015 | 60 Comments
javabeans: I know, I know, we’re totally late in talking about KCON this year, which was a full week ago. We meant to do our wrap-up post earlier, but the problem with taking three of your recapping days off to attend a convention is that you still have to make up those three days. But... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kwak Shi-yang follows Ghostess with lead in daily drama
by | July 28, 2015 | 34 Comments
girlfriday: Yay, Kwak Shi-yang has been cast as the lead in a drama! I always like to see talented newcomers rising, and for him it’s really very quick—his debut was only a year ago and he’s already had a few leads now. javabeans: Before you get too excited, KBS’s My Love Enemy IS a daily,... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: High school hell
by | June 23, 2015 | 208 Comments
javabeans: So, with two dramas recently airing that were set in high school (Who Are You—School 2015 and Angry Mom), dealt with gritty topics, and had secret identities in play, it makes you wonder… girlfriday: Which school had the worst bullies? Which teacher perpetrated the most morally egregious abuse of power? Which school had the... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Dramabeans at KCON (again)
by | June 7, 2015 | 63 Comments
javabeans: In case you haven’t heard yet, KCON has announced its dates and new location for this year (July 31 through August 2 at Staples center in LA), and we’ve been invited to return as panelists. girlfriday: Indoors! It’ll be indoors! javabeans: Oh thank the merciful drama gods. girlfriday: For the uninitiated, KCON is a... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Seojinnie vs. Chajumma
by | June 2, 2015 | 47 Comments
girlfriday: I can’t really imagine a context in which you’d compare Lee Seo-jin and Cha Seung-won as actors, since they’re such different types. But as variety personas on Na PD’s shows (Three Meals a Day), sometimes it feels like there’s a meta narrative of them competing against each other, even though they’ve never even been... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Yoo Jae-suk heads to JTBC for new variety show
by | June 1, 2015 | 61 Comments
javabeans: Yoo Jae-suk (Infinity Challenge, Running Man, Happy Together) is doing a new program on JTBC! Do you think the cable executives are throwing a party and celebrating the get? Maybe while singing neener-neener over in the direction of KBS-MBC-SBS, who seem to be bleeding all their talent to cable these days? girlfriday: It certainly... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Today’s half-finished love
by | April 25, 2015 | 115 Comments
javabeans: So, last weekend girlfriday and I sat down for a rare movie-watching session, which we hardly ever do, which I guess is kind of odd given how many hours of our lives are devoted to watching our screens full of pretty Korean people. girlfriday: It’s just that movies always get back-burnered on the priority... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hidden camera teasers: Producer meta, or Meta Producer?
by | April 23, 2015 | 50 Comments
girlfriday: Uh, do you understand these teaser-non-teasers for Producer? This is the third one of these “hidden camera” ones that show different combinations of cast members meeting awkwardly. javabeans: On one hand, these teasers clarify my confusion over the show calling itself a “variety drama,” but on the other, they make me more confused about... More »


Drama Casting & News
Scholar Who Walks the Night ALSO courting Lee Yubi
by | April 9, 2015 | 145 Comments
girlfriday: Wait, so now Lee Yubi is ALSO in contention for Scholar Who Walks the Night? I’m so confused. javabeans: Apparently yes. I am also confused, though at least we did get one actual confirmation, which was that Jin Se-yeon has bowed out of the project. Hooray for concrete facts, and also other things! girlfriday:... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
It’s a wrap for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | March 27, 2015 | 57 Comments
javabeans: You know, despite my early misgivings, Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village turned out to be a lot more interesting than I’d thought. And also, way more entertaining than the farmhouse edition, which was fun in a boring way, or maybe boring in a fun way. girlfriday: Yeah, for starters, there’s Chajumma. That’d be... More »


Drama Casting & News
Changmin makes sageuk debut in Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | March 24, 2015 | 128 Comments
girlfriday: Ummm… I don’t know how to tell you this, but Changmin is going to star in Scholar Who Walks the Night. javabeans: … girlfriday: Hello… hello…? javabeans: I… have too many feelings inside of me and they’re all screaming. Do you mean the Changmin I’m thinking of, or has there been the birth of... More »