‘Paradise Ranch’

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
2011 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 5]
by | December 24, 2011 | 388 Comments
Part 5 is here! As in past years, we here at Dramabeans owe huge thanks to guest bloggers — thank you, kaedejun and Dahee Fanel! — for participating in the review series, as well as HeadsNo2 for contributing to our Picks. You guys are awesome and make this time of year extra-special, providing lots of... 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 »

Drama Casting & News
SBS confirms cancellation of 9pm drama hour
by | March 10, 2011 | 25 Comments
SBS has decided (again) that it will cancel its Monday-Tuesday 9pm drama slot after all, which it announced (again) this week. The broadcaster had already made this decision a month ago, declaring that Paradise Ranch would be the last drama in the timeslot, but then contradicted that days later by giving the space to university-musical-department... More »

Drama Casting & News
The geniuses of K-dramaland
by | March 5, 2011 | 102 Comments
Musicians, athletes, doctors, chaebols, beast men, candy men: All have been, at one point or another, the hot drama trend of the moment. Now geniuses are taking their place as the favored stereotype, with examples seen in Sign, Midas, and Paradise Ranch, to name a few. Well, that’s the stance proffered in the two source... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS nixes its Monday-Tuesday drama experiment
by | February 13, 2011 | 32 Comments
After a year and a half, SBS is ending its early Monday-Tuesday drama hour, which means that Paradise Ranch will be the last drama to air in that 9pm timeslot. Can’t say I’m surprised, and I think this has been coming for a while. After a few early dramas put in solid runs, the rest... More »

Drama Casting & News
New set of Paradise Ranch posters
by | February 7, 2011 | 108 Comments
Paradise Ranch has released a couple new photos for the drama, which will be halfway through its 16-episode run with this week’s episodes. The first shows a kiss between Changmin and Lee Yeon-hee; if you’ve seen the series, you’ll recognize the scene from their ill-fated young marriage. (The couple divorces within six months and then... More »

Drama Recaps
Paradise Ranch: Episode 1
by | January 25, 2011 | 182 Comments
Paradise Ranch is the long-awaited (?) — or perhaps it’s more accurate to say long-shelved — drama starring idol pop star Choi Kang Changmin of DBSK in his drama debut, alongside Lee Yeon-hee. For lots of reasons, there’s been an undercurrent of unease about this drama, with its inability to secure a broadcaster or a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Wedding stills (and more) from Paradise Ranch
by | January 6, 2011 | 63 Comments
I haven’t been keeping up with the news on Paradise Ranch, but with the drama now set to air in two weeks, it’s time for me to get with the program. Pictured immediately above and below are the latest stills to be released from the production, which feature wedding shots of the lead couple, played... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Hana joins cast of Paradise Ranch
by | January 11, 2010 | 27 Comments
Yoo Hana, who played the adorably bubbly Eun-ji in Sons of Sol Pharmacy, has been cast as the romantic counterpart to DBSK’s Choi Kang Changmin in the upcoming drama Paradise Ranch. She joins Lee Yeon-hee (East of Eden) and Joo Sang-wook (Queen Seon-deok) in this story “set against the beautiful nature of Jeju Island, which... More »