‘I Need Romance’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Top 10 favorite drama girlfriends
by | January 24, 2017 | 148 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 »

Drama Casting & News
Kim So-yeon headlines I Need Romance Season 3
by | November 18, 2013 | 113 Comments
Eeeeeee, Kim So-yeon (Two Weeks) and Sung Joon (Gu Family Book) in a potential noona romance? I’m officially excited. Cable network tvN’s single-girls-in-the-city romantic comedy franchise I Need Romance is gearing up for a third season, which I was totally ready to let fly under my expectation radar, but then this happened: Kim So-yeon has... More »

Drama Casting & News
I Need Romance comes back for a Season 3
by | October 7, 2013 | 92 Comments
We’re getting another round of tvN’s hit romantic-comedy drama series, with the cable station announcing that Season 3 of I Need Romance is in the works for early next year. Like the earlier two seasons, the third round will reunite the same writer and director pair (writer Jung Hyun-jung, PD Jang Young-woo) and will run... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
If You Like… Noona Romances
by | September 29, 2013 | 248 Comments
If you’re anything like me, your ideal drama hero isn’t the cold chaebol with the icy exterior or even the perfect Daddy Long Legs caretaker. He’s the hotheaded ruffian on a motorcycle with a busted lip and a one-sided love for an unattainable noona. Why always a motorcycle? I don’t know. Blame Jung Woo-sung (Beat,... More »

Drama Casting & News
First promos for tvN’s I Need Romance 2012
by | May 30, 2012 | 46 Comments
Posters are out for I Need Romance 2012, which is the updated title for the second season of tvN’s successful trendy rom-com, which is either because they want to be very exact about the timeline of the seasons, or because they’re hopeful of more. I think it would’ve been just as effective, and more elegant,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Yumi headlines I Need Romance 2
by | April 24, 2012 | 68 Comments
Hit cable drama I Need Romance‘s sequel has finally found a heroine in film actress Jung Yumi (The Crucible), who hasn’t been a regular in dramaland since 2007’s Que Sera Sera (save for a quick drama special two years ago). While I really enjoyed the first season of the tvN show that put a slick... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jin-wook cast as I Need Romance 2’s hero
by | April 2, 2012 | 77 Comments
The sequel to tvN’s popular thirtysomething-career-ladies-navigate-love-sex-and-work drama I Need Romance has landed a leading man, and it’s Lee Jin-wook (Myung-wol the Spy). It’s the year of the macho man, and I’m fully onboard that train. (Seriously, it’s the latest *thing* — we had the flower boy, the beast man, the flower boy again (those’ll never... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Santa Strikes Back! [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 25, 2011 | 101 Comments
What the ever-lovin’ reindeer feculence? I get home from my overnight trans-earthian sleigh odyssey, settle back with my hard-earned fifths of whiskey to read up on what I’ve missed in dramaland, and find that they’ve finished the year-end reviews without me? This is an outrage! I know who’s getting their presents revoked this year! Goddamn... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The DramaMeter: highly scientific and foolproof [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 21, 2011 | 181 Comments
  Wow, another year of dramas, come and gone. Where does the sanity go? I decided that for this year’s review, I would learn to be impartial and precise, and give systematic mathematical ratings for every show. Because numbers are fun. But then, I found that trying to rate a year’s worth of dramas was... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Good, The Bad, and The Hmmm… of 2011 [Year in Review, Part 2]
by | December 15, 2011 | 257 Comments
  First off, I have to deeply thank – and bow to – Javabeans and Girlfriday – it’s an honor to be included with the most respected K-drama writers for this year. Compared to these fine people, I am an utter noob. Speaking of being such a noob, I shall now complain: It’s so hard to... More »