Drama Reactions & Reviews
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
If You Like… Contract Marriages
by | September 19, 2013 | 261 Comments
We’re rolling out a new feature, which we’re calling the “If You Like…” series, intended to help you wade through dramaland waters for your favorite plot devices, character types, or recurring themes. ‘Cause you know you’ve got your favorites—or your Achilles heels, as the case may be—whether it’s a soft spot for heartbroken second leads... More »

Drama Casting & News
Will Salon H become the next Goong?
by | January 21, 2013 | 81 Comments
(I wouldn’t hold my breath, but don’t let that stop you from hoping.) Where lightning strikes once, there will always be producers camping out wanting it to strike again, it seems. In the case of manhwa writer Park So-hee, there are big hopes for future success based on the overwhelming popularity of Goong (aka Princess... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #6
by | May 7, 2011 | 110 Comments
Podcast #6 is here! In which javabeans and girlfriday discuss: My Name Is Kim Sam-soon Soulmate (18:05) What’s Up Fox (23:25) Goong and Goong S (35:09)... More »

U-Know Yunho takes the lead in Goong musical
by | June 6, 2010 | 63 Comments
Now THIS I can see!: Dong Bang Shin Ki’s leader U-Know Yunho has been cast in the lead role of Prince Shin in the musical adaptation of the phenomenally popular drama series Goong, playing the role originated by Joo Ji-hoon in the drama version. Too bad this couldn’t have been Yunho’s acting debut, rather than... More »

Goong to be turned into a musical
by | February 2, 2010 | 34 Comments
Four years after it was a drama sensation, Goong (aka Princess Hours) is being turned into a musical. (That means that the franchise has a manhwa, a drama, a drama spinoff, and now a theater production.) Production company Group Eight announced on February 2 that the musical would open on September 3 at the Seoul... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Romantic-comedy drama recommendations
by | November 28, 2009 | 294 Comments
Since I’ve had a lot of requests for drama recommendations following You’re Beautiful, I thought I’d put this up as its own post. I may be spotty with some of the other genres out there, but I’m ALL about the trendy drama! The following is a list of my recommendations (and some that are not... More »

Drama theme-song ringtones
by | November 22, 2009 | 161 Comments
Somehow the mention of ringtones came up on the last Open Thread, and I posted some ringtones that I’d made of You’re Beautiful OST songs. I got some requests, so I thought I’d put more up in a separate post, in case anyone else was interested. (These are short mp3 clips that you can download... More »

Wherein I self-critique
by | September 11, 2007 | 64 Comments
I like seeing how other people translate, for a few reasons. For one, it helps me improve my own translations, seeing how others express a phrase, plus I’m curious at how I’d do things differently. Lily over at the now-defunct jlandsubs.com used to write posts analyzing her translations, comparing hers to other translations of the... More »