‘Dream High 2’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2012: Something for everyone? [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 8, 2012 | 263 Comments
Review extravaganza time! I know: Already? It feels like just the other day I was killing myself to corral all my thoughts in coherent fashion in a monster review of 2011’s dramas, and already it’s time to lose sleep wrangling my thoughts together for 2012. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, or old. Guess... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dream High 2: Series Wrap-up
by | March 26, 2012 | 161 Comments
As you know, we started out with hopes for Dream High 2 that quickly fizzled, and recaps were dropped after the first two weeks. I don’t regret that choice in the least, but I did continue watching the show out of curiosity, and now that it’s over, I’m weighing in with some overall thoughts on... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #11
by | March 15, 2012 | 74 Comments
  Here we are, back by popular demand: another podcast! Podcast #11 Running time: 49:23 In which we: Catch up on which new shows have premiered in the new year; talk about Salaryman and Jung Ryeo-won’s improvement in it (3:25); Moon That Embraces the Sun, ratings, why it’s overrated, why it’s popular (7:00); Dream High... More »

Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 4
by | February 7, 2012 | 179 Comments
We’re given hints at the potential conflicts of a few more characters, but as usual, what we get are crumbs. In attempting to give too many characters adequate screentime, you end up shafting everybody; it would have been vastly more effective to establish rapport with two or three kids, then work in the support crew.... More »

Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 3
by | February 6, 2012 | 126 Comments
It’s time to set up rivalries all around, but to be honest, I found myself struggling to care in this episode, though it did pick up somewhat in the latter half. Most of the hour was spent rehashing conflicts we already knew about, though the rivalry between Hae-sung and Ri-an has hints of promise and... More »

Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 2
by | January 31, 2012 | 179 Comments
It feels sorta familiar, and yet totally different. That’s probably a good thing for a franchise show, because you want the brand to be recognizable, but who wants to see the same thing all over again? That said, there are certain things Dream High 2 does differently than its predecessor which work for this season,... More »

Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 1
by | January 30, 2012 | 137 Comments
It’s time to Dream Higherererer with a whole new cast of characters, and a whole new universe as well. As it turns out Season 2 is no dummy – we don’t just pick up where we left off, or reboot to square one with the same narrative and a different cast. Phew. One bullet dodged.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sam-dong returns: Kim Soo-hyun lines up Dream High 2 cameo
by | January 16, 2012 | 53 Comments
Sam-dong’s coming back to the Dream High world! Kim Soo-hyun, who played country-bumpkin-turned-top-pop-star in the original drama series, is going to be making a cameo appearance in the first episode of Dream High 2. The production must’ve gone into stealth mode to keep the cameo quiet, since it’s already been filmed. According to a source... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dream High 2’s official poster released
by | January 12, 2012 | 77 Comments
We’ve had teaser stills and other images, but here’s the first official poster for Dream High 2, the aspiring-idols-with-dreamin’-hearts-and-dancing-feet drama hoping to match the original series’ popularity. Looks like Kang So-ra and idol-turned-actor Jung Jin-woon are the underdogs, if we’re going by the poster, with the top dogs looking down on them (literally). They are,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dream High 2 unveils its idols-within-the-drama HershE
by | December 25, 2011 | 62 Comments
After casting a slew of idol stars in its high school-age cast, Dream High 2 has put a trio of its leads into an idol group within the drama. The stars who make up the fictional drama threesome are T-ara’s Ji-yeon, Sistar’s Hyo-rin, and newbie Ailee, Wheesung’s protégé who made a splash on MBC’s program... More »