Drama Recaps
Fantastic: Episode 6
by | September 22, 2016 | 44 Comments
Laughter! Romance! Friendship! Heartbreak! Betrayal! Revenge! Celine Dion! All the classic drama moments are somehow squeezed into one episode, and yet, despite the occasionally odd editing, it somehow still works. Then again, the main characters are so delightful that it’s no hardship to continue to fall in love with them and their lives as we... More »

Drama Recaps
Fantastic: Episode 5
by | September 21, 2016 | 30 Comments
So-hye is faced with the classic love-triangle dilemma and must choose between the sweet and considerate Joon-ki, who offers her a comforting path as she navigates the scary unknown of cancer, or Hae-sung, the sometimes annoying, sometimes adorable goofball who refuses to give up on what they once had. Then again, there’s always the option... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ji-soo’s Fantastic storyline reduced, but return to set eagerly anticipated
by | September 21, 2016 | 51 Comments
Cry no more, Ji-soo fans! We’ve got a promising update on an otherwise bleak situation so you can do away with the Kleenex for now. Last week, talented rising star Ji-soo underwent emergency surgery for acute osteomyelitis (a rare and severe infection of the bone) after being rushed to the hospital for excruciating leg pain.... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 17, 2016 | 276 Comments
Happy weekend! Team Dramabeans here, checking in with our updates on the good, the bad, and the WTF of this past week. Does anyone else need a hug or a stiff drink to wash it down? Maybe the Chuseok holiday meant time away from dramas for some of you, or maybe you just watched more... More »

Drama Recaps
Fantastic: Episode 4
by | September 15, 2016 | 36 Comments
It’s the first day of filming for So-hye’s drama Hitman, where there’s action and drama and romance — and that’s just all behind-the-scenes. As much as So-hye is attempting to embrace “living in the now,” there’s still a lot about the past that needs to be explored, especially where it concerns her and Hae-sung. What... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ji-soo takes sudden trip to ER, Fantastic storyline to be adjusted
by | September 14, 2016 | 90 Comments
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news today. Much-loved rising talent Ji-soo, who is currently starring in JTBC’s weekend drama Fantastic and Lee Jun-ki’s Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, was urgently rushed to the hospital for surgery on Tuesday. For a couple weeks, he had been having leg pain, and preliminary tests... More »

Drama Recaps
Fantastic: Episode 3
by | September 14, 2016 | 16 Comments
The harsh realities of cancer begin to set in for So-hye — both physically and emotionally. It doesn’t help that she’s got blast-from-the-past Hae-sung to continue to annoy and confuse her, even though he’s just as confused by her attitude towards him. Meanwhile, Sul continues to deal with her terrible husband and the in-laws from... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | September 11, 2016 | 342 Comments
How did everyone’s dramas stack up this week? Any big duds to avoid, or hidden gems you’ve unearthed on dusty old hard drives that you care to share? The constant turnover in dramaland is so relentless that I can’t remember the last time I went back and watched something old, but I’m about to have... More »

Drama Recaps
Fantastic: Episode 2
by | September 8, 2016 | 42 Comments
With obligations of work, family, and overly-demanding Hallyu stars, it can be difficult to figure out how to pursue the freedom of living one’s life to fullest, especially when that life will be shorter than one had hoped. So-hye begins to realize that perhaps it’s time for her get her nose out of her laptop... More »

Drama Recaps
Fantastic: Episode 1
by | September 7, 2016 | 51 Comments
JTBC’s new rom-com gives us a peek into the world behind-the-scenes of dramas as it portrays the struggles of a drama writer and the famous-but-untalented actor who seems destined to be a part her life, whether she likes it or not (right now, it’s safe to say “not”). Perhaps “rom-com” isn’t the right word for... More »