‘Dramabeans Top 10’


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Top 10 favorite dramas of all time
by | February 10, 2017 | 494 Comments
javabeans: And here we are, with the last of our 10th-anniversary Top 10 lists! Our initial goal in doing these Top 10’s was to celebrate our 10th birthday, and while we didn’t quite make all 10 fit into our birthday month, better late than never? girlfriday: Since we’re 10 years old all year long, I... More »


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Top 10 favorite drama directors
by | February 7, 2017 | 110 Comments
javabeans: Sometimes it’s funny when you pick your favorite writers or directors, and go back into their early histories and find projects in there that surprised you. girlfriday: I know, sometimes I’m genuinely shocked at the mix of projects people have in their filmographies, and that’s actually more the case with directors, because often times... More »


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Top 10 favorite drama writers
by | February 3, 2017 | 172 Comments
javabeans: So, this seems like a pretty self-explanatory list. girlfriday: Our favorite writers? Yup. They write dramas. They’re our favorite. javabeans: I suppose the only criteria we had for this list, other than liking the dramas these people wrote, was that we skewed toward writers with a strong overall history of writing great dramas. Rather... More »


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Top 10 most virulent cases of Second Lead Syndrome
by | January 31, 2017 | 485 Comments
javabeans: Second leaaaaaaads! Where would we be without them? girlfriday: Happier, probably. javabeans: But also maybe more bored? Because c’mon, a well-placed second lead (and his unrequited love for the heroine) can provide a certain crackle to a juicy romance, even if sometimes that crackle often comes with big booming pain. girlfriday: I just mean... More »


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Top 10 idol-actors in dramaland
by | January 27, 2017 | 396 Comments
javabeans: I’m a little scared to write this list. girlfriday: Because this is the list that will have people crying, “BUT YOU FORGOT MY OPPA!”? javabeans: Mostly because anything involving idol fandoms erupts into war, even when it’s a post about why they’re good. *braces for impact* girlfriday: Yup, landmines all. javabeans: But hey, like... More »


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Top 10 favorite drama girlfriends
by | January 24, 2017 | 149 Comments
javabeans: It seemed a natural progression to follow our favorite drama bromances with our favorite female friendships, since next to romance, it’s often the heartwarming depictions of friendships that suck us in and stir our emotions. girlfriday: Do they ever. Friendships and family relationships often make me cry more than romances do. javabeans: It’s too... More »


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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 »


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Top 10 favorite drama OTPs (One True Pairings)
by | January 13, 2017 | 303 Comments
javabeans: Okay, I think we were being punished in this list for saying how easy the last one was (in picking our top 10 drama tropes), because damn if picking our top 10 dramaland couples wasn’t HARD. girlfriday: Yeah, Past Us really set us up to eat our own words. How can you even pick... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Our Top 10 favorite K-drama tropes
by | January 8, 2017 | 224 Comments
javabeans: It was painful to pick only 10 dramas for the previous list of gateway dramas, but when we decided to write about tropes for this list, I found that it practically wrote itself. (The list, I mean! Not the entries, which were as arduous as ever!) girlfriday: Yeah this list was particularly fun, because... More »


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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 »