‘Hwarang’


Drama Recaps
Hwarang: Episode 10
by | January 18, 2017 | 78 Comments
One thing I appreciate about Hwarang is that as soon as one conflict is set aside, three new ones crop up in its place. Several questions are raised in this episode, mostly regarding Sun-woo and his origins, and I’m eager to learn more about our “nameless” boy with the sad eyes and the blank past.... More »


Drama Recaps
Hwarang: Episode 9
by | January 17, 2017 | 173 Comments
As the Moon Festival draws closer, the Hwarang boys begin to worry as outside pressures close in on them. Their secrets are too big to stay secrets for long, and several relationships will be stressed to the breaking point. The Hwarang is a dangerous place to be, and they’re going to need to band together... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | January 14, 2017 | 105 Comments
We’re winding down with a number of shows these days, which means we’ll soon be greeted with an influx of new titles. (The cycle, it never ends, it just goes on and on and onnnnn….) Are you glad to be sending off the ending shows, or sad to say goodbye? Or maybe one of those... More »


Drama Recaps
Hwarang: Episode 8
by | January 11, 2017 | 154 Comments
Our flower boys are beginning to look like a real group, though a group of exactly what is still up in the air. There’s very little fight training going on so far, but that doesn’t lessen the fun as they find themselves bonding through music, of all things. It’s easy to forget that life-or-death political... More »


Drama Recaps
Hwarang: Episode 7
by | January 10, 2017 | 141 Comments
I really think the show is gaining in strength as it finally settles into its groove, especially as the Hwarang boys begin to learn to be a unified team rather than individual foes. As they face their first challenge and fight for the right to stay, they will each have to think about why they... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | January 7, 2017 | 176 Comments
It’s a new year, although we haven’t been hit with any brand-new shows yet. (That’ll be for later this month—everybody brace yourselves for a sudden influx of material!) After last week’s year-end pre-emptions resulted in a paltry drama airing schedule, it was a bit of a relief to get a full slate this week, though... More »


Drama Recaps
Hwarang: Episode 6
by | January 4, 2017 | 240 Comments
Tempers among the new Hwarang members are running high now that they’re all concentrated in the same place, and fistfights are breaking out at the slightest provocation. It’s not just youthful exuberance, as the infighting among the Hwarang could have serious political consequences, and unfortunately, Sun-woo is right in the middle of it. I hope... More »


Drama Recaps
Hwarang: Episode 5
by | January 3, 2017 | 172 Comments
We’ve finally gotten to the part of the show I’ve most been looking forward to — the budding friendships between the boys. It’s early days yet, but you can see by the way that they fight together that eventually, they’ll be working together instead of against each other. They have a long (long, long) way... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | December 31, 2016 | 58 Comments
It’s the last What We’re Watching of the year! This week was probably a trial of patience for those of you live-watching shows that got pre-empted for year-end awards ceremonies, though it was probably great if you’re a fan of year-end ceremonies. I like awards… but I always feel a little bereft when my dramas... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: December 31, 2016
by | December 31, 2016 | 16 Comments
Ha Jung-woo, Lee Min-jung It’s still very early on in the project’s life, but Ha Jung-woo (Tunnel) is considering the lead in Seoul, a film about the city hosting the 1988 Olympics. He’s received the screenplay for the film, which will be directed by Kim Joon-sung (Lucid Dream), and is reviewing it favorably. The movie... More »