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
Measuring 2011 on the Sticky Scale [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 13, 2011 | 202 Comments
Time for another Year In Review series! How did a year pass by so quickly? I guess when you’re busy watching dramas, time flies. This is my fifth year (eek) doing this series, which means you basically know the drill by now. (You can refer to the year-ender tag to catch up on past posts.)... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #8
by | November 23, 2011 | 109 Comments
Podcast #8 Running time: 58:23 [ Download Podcast ] [ Alternate Download ] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] In which we talk about: Poseidon (3:40), High Kick 3 and the state of comedy (5:50), Girl K (13:00), Can’t Lose (14:55), Scent of a Woman and dramatic “stickiness” (18:45), Vampire Prosecutor (25:18), Thousand Day... More »

Drama Casting & News
Poseidon gets off to uneasy ratings start
by | September 20, 2011 | 37 Comments
Now that a new player has joined the Monday-Tuesday game, let’s take a look at the ratings: Poseidon premiered yesterday with a fairly low 6.8% rating, which didn’t surprise me given that its competitors are holding steady. Plus, you know, I thought it was kind of dull. But the number was surely below the hopes... More »

Drama Recaps
Poseidon: Episode 1
by | September 19, 2011 | 105 Comments
Take one part NCIS, one part Baywatch, one part Top Gun, one part k-pop music video, and mix it all up with some tragic-revenge and fall-from-glory themes. Are you wondering how on earth all that coalesces into a coherent, action-packed, thrilling hour of television? Answer: It doesn’t. Sadly, Poseidon falls into the category of Tries... More »

Drama Casting & News
Reminder: Watch Poseidon today…
by | September 19, 2011 | 78 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Poseidon releases posters
by | September 14, 2011 | 88 Comments
Upcoming maritime police drama Poseidon, aka Baywatch-meets-Cops, has released its posters. They decided on the super serious vibe, which I think was a mistake in the boring direction, but at least the faces are damned pretty. I’m pretty sure it’s the same font as Athena too, which is a step in the wrong direction, association-wise.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Couple stills (and more) from Poseidon
by | September 8, 2011 | 64 Comments
These two right here may be the only reason I’m keen to watch Poseidon, because individually Choi Siwon and Lee Shi-young are both pretty charismatic, and together they look downright adorable. Their couple nickname (already they’ve got one) is Sun-Soo couple, which takes part of both characters’ names — he’s Sun-woo, she’s Soo-yoon. But it’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
More goofy photos from Poseidon’s beach set
by | August 29, 2011 | 58 Comments
With all the stills coming out these days of KBS’s Poseidon, I may still not have a clear grasp on the tone of the drama, but it sure looks like the set is a fun place to work. I’m getting a lively, energetic vibe from the behind-the-scenes photos posted here (mixed in with a few... More »

Drama Casting & News
Stills from Poseidon’s beach shoot
by | August 25, 2011 | 36 Comments
Ah, so now we see what Choi Siwon was doing when he made that beachside tweet from the shoot of his drama Poseidon. Ogling bikini-clad ladies, of course. Hey, if you’re shooting an entire show on the beach/off the shore, there oughtta be perks, right? Then again, if we’re talking scantily clad actors on the... More »