‘Descended From the Sun’


Drama Casting & News
Goblin writer Kim Eun-sook discusses her next project
by | January 23, 2017 | 246 Comments
It’s only been a day since her last drama ended, but star writer Kim Eun-sook is already being asked about her next project. I guess there’s no rest when you’re in demand. Kim penned two hit dramas in 2016-17—KBS’s Descended From the Sun and tvN’s The Lonely Shining Goblin—and had a string of successful syndrome... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
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 »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Top 10 gateway dramas to hook your friends on
by | January 4, 2017 | 338 Comments
javabeans: Happy New Year, happy tenth anniversary, happy 2017, happy everything-that-will-be-better-than-2016! girlfriday: Yay, I’ve never been happier for a new year to start! I still can’t believe Dramabeans is old enough to be a tween! javabeans: Oh god, is it time for braces, backtalk, and bad attitudes? I’m still the boss of you! girlfriday: You... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 7: Editors’ Picks
by | December 29, 2016 | 323 Comments
Another year has come and gone, and while I am more than happy to put 2016 behind us and look forward to greener pastures in 2017 (they’ll be greener, won’t they?), we can’t say goodbye to the year without looking back at the best of it (and the worst, in some cases) and giving the... More »


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 5: Sunbae minions weigh in
by | December 22, 2016 | 48 Comments
This has been an eventful year for Team Dramabeans, as we’ve steadily grown in numbers from years past. Now that we’ve got so many staffers aboard, we’re playing with the format a little to bring you the same reviews you’ve come to know and love—just in a more digestible format. For the purposes of our... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews


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 Casting & News
Descended From the Sun adds jolt to the Korean economy
by | April 29, 2016 | 83 Comments
The recent hit medical-military drama Descended From the Sun, starring Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-gyo, has caused an explosion of economic growth. According to a report by the foreign economic research department of the Export-Import Bank of Korea, Descended is estimated to generate a whopping 1 trillion KRW increase in revenue. In addition to the... More »


Drama Recaps
Descended From the Sun: Episode 16 (Final)
by | April 15, 2016 | 212 Comments
Cuteness abounds as we watch the soldiers and doctors we’ve grown to adore settle into their lives, finding ways to compromise and love one another despite their occasional clashes. It hasn’t been an easy road, as they’ve struggled to meet in the middle without compromising their own principles. But there are many ways to wage... More »