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Drama Casting & News
Entourage remake in plans for 2016 airdate on tvN
by | November 22, 2015 | 32 Comments
javabeans: Remember how tvN was gonna remake HBO’s Entourage? girlfriday: Oh yeaaaaaah are they still doing that? javabeans: That news first surfaced two years ago that they’d licensed the rights, but we had no further reports and I’m pretty sure most of us forgot about it. But tvN has just announced that they’re still doing... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Image ruinations
by | November 11, 2015 | 94 Comments
javabeans: With She Was Pretty, Answer Me 1988, and the upcoming Oh My Venus in our collective consciousness at the moment, we’re reminded once again that dramaland loves its image ruinations. Or maybe it’s just that audiences love pretty people making themselves look uglier for the sake of drama. Not that they look actually ugly,... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Underdogs and overdogs
by | November 1, 2015 | 71 Comments
girlfriday: I love Sassy Go Go. Okay, maybe I love Ji-soo in Sassy Go Go, but whatever, same diff. javabeans: I have a love-hate relationship with it, in that it’s super cute, but also makes my blood boil. girlfriday: What? But everybody loves a good underdog story! javabeans: Yes, and I do too, they’re just... More »

Odds and Ends: Rage against the internet machine
by | October 24, 2015 | 32 Comments
javabeans: Wow, what a long week. girlfriday: Yeah I thought yesterday in particular would never end. It was a week full of technical difficulties on Dramabeans, which pretty much amounts to a lot of swearing and pulling out of hair. javabeans: Also lots of nervous frantic *refresh*refresh*refresh* clicking. girlfriday: I think my mouse finger cramped.... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramabeans Top 10: Korean dramas whose endings are better left unwatched (trust us)
by | October 20, 2015 | 536 Comments
javabeans: Sooooo, we’ve been wanting to bring back the “If You Like…” series of reviews, where we take a theme or motif and recommend other shows like it. We really liked the idea when we first brought it out… girlfriday: But then we got tired. Mostly, it was just daunting because we wanted so much... More »

Odds and Ends: Stars for everyone!
by | October 16, 2015 | 88 Comments
javabeans: It’s been a while since we’ve done an Odds and Ends! Hm, I wonder why… it can’t be because we haven’t been doing anything lately. girlfriday: We do… stuff! We just have to stop talking to each other in regular life, so that we have things to say in Odds and Ends. Maybe I’ll... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Higher learning
by | September 30, 2015 | 72 Comments
girlfriday: Yunno, these days I’m really nostalgic for college because of Twenty Again. javabeans: But you’re forgetting the part where Lee Sang-yoon wasn’t your professor in college. girlfriday: No no, in my fantasy I go back to school and he’s my professor! For ALL of the classes! javabeans: In this fantasy are you kicked out... More »

Drama Casting & News
’80s fashions and perms galore for Answer Me 1988’s first poster
by | September 23, 2015 | 49 Comments
javabeans: Hey, check out the poster for Answer Me, 1988. I was expecting more terrible ’80s fashion, actually (not that they look good…). girlfriday: Wait, where’s Park Bo-gum?? Is he not in this drama anymore?! javabeans: No way, that can’t be it! He’s gotta be there somewhere… still looking… Ha, well Go Kyung-pyo looks all... More »

Odds and Ends: The KCON 2015 wrap-up
by | August 10, 2015 | 61 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 »

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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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