‘New Journey to the West’


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | March 18, 2017 | 119 Comments
It’s been a sluggish season for me, so now that we’re heading into spring I’m hoping a few of our new and upcoming arrivals will liven up the joint. It’s all about waiting for that one to spark with you, whether it’s because of an actor or a fresh plot or an interesting tone. I... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | March 11, 2017 | 147 Comments
It’s the weekend, which means it’s time to check back in to see what we’re all watching. I’ve been busy catching up on everything, and right now it feels like I’m at the point where I’m finishing a lot of dinners just to clean the plates, which at least brings with it a certain sense... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | March 4, 2017 | 149 Comments
When did it become spring? It feels like I blinked and winter went away, and now some of the shows I’m watching are more than halfway through! It seems like a good time of year to start something new—a new hobby, a new life skill, a new drama? The problem is, how to choose? –girlfriday... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | February 25, 2017 | 139 Comments
I’m ever so slowly emerging out of my drama slump, after feeling sluggish and listless in recent weeks. But I’ve been encouraged by the crop of new shows and have started getting back into the habit of watching shows regularly for enjoyment (for a while, it felt like I was forcing myself to keep up).... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | February 11, 2017 | 140 Comments
Happy weekend, everyone! Team Dramabeans is busily planning for our 10-year anniversary bash, so I made sure to squeeze my drama-watching in early this week. I had to make time for Tomorrow With You though! It’s always nice to be excited by something new, so I’m crossing my fingers for this one. —girlfriday... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | January 21, 2017 | 106 Comments
It’s just the beginning of all the new drama premieres in the new year, and already I’m wondering how I’ll keep up with watching all of them. I think I may need a chart. Tell us what new shows you’ve picked up and what’s worth a watch right this second, and what you’ve got on... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: March 26, 2016
by | March 26, 2016 | 33 Comments
Yoo Yeon-seok, Yoon Shi-yoon Here are more casting updates for Jang Ryul’s Chunmong, which has cast three actor-directors as men in love with the same girl (Han Yeri): Yoo Yeon-seok (Warm and Cozy) joins as a man with a mysterious aura and cold eyes. Those very same eyes draw Han Yeri in, and because of her... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: March 12, 2016
by | March 12, 2016 | 68 Comments
In response to press inquiries about a Signal 2, PD Kim Won-seok said, “All of us, from writer to cast, feel enormous pride and attachment to this show so we’ve opened up the possibility of making a second season.” He continued, “I know there are concerns that we could take away the lingering effects of... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Ahn Jae-hyun joins second season of New Journey to the West
by | February 19, 2016 | 42 Comments
Ahn Jae-hyun? Really? When there was speculation that Na PD might bring in a new maknae to take Lee Seung-gi’s place in the new season of his web travel variety show New Journey to the West, I was expecting someone more familiar to variety. Okay, I was really hoping for MC Mong to reunite with... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD returns with second season of New Journey to the West
by | February 17, 2016 | 38 Comments
Interesting. PD Na Young-seok (Youths Over Flowers, Three Meals a Day) said in a recent interview that his web variety series New Journey to the West was an experiment that he only considered a half-success. Perhaps it was just a lead-in to the announcement that the show would be returning for a second season; and... More »