Drama Casting & News
Chuno, Runaway PD comes back with cable spy drama Neighborhood Hero
by | August 14, 2015 | 18 Comments
Director Kwak Jung-hwan is in talks to come back with a new blockbuster action-spy drama, this time for cable channel OCN, and here’s to hoping he gives us more of the action and intrigue of Chuno and Conspiracy in the Court that made him famous, rather than the disappointments of hyped follow-up projects Runaway Plan... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2010 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 5]
by | December 26, 2010 | 383 Comments
Here we are, Part 5! As girlfriday said in her review, I’d also like to thank guest bloggers Dahee Fanel and thunderbolt for participating in this year’s year-in-review roundup. A particular thank-you goes out to GF herself for being so game to jump into this whole world of crazy with me, and I think you’ll... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 25, 2010 | 155 Comments
I have to say, 2010 was a downright awesome year. It was the year of bromance, the year that Santa came in August, the year when guys had perms and noonas ruled, the year of the sparkly tracksuit and hoi-hoi, the year that makgulli made a comeback. But most importantly for me, it was the... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
A year of surprises and disappointments [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 22, 2010 | 186 Comments
It’s that time of year again, when we look back and size up the past twelve months of dramas. This is my fourth year (this is my fourth year?!) doing this, and it’s always one of my favorite posts to write, because while I love to analyze and parse dramas to within an inch of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Na-young still waiting for her payday
by | December 21, 2010 | 31 Comments
Runaway Plan B is wrapped and off the air, but lead actress Lee Na-young has yet to see a single cent from it, and is taking legal steps to claim her salary. To that end, she has filed suit against producers with the Seoul Central District Court demanding the unpaid wages, according to her management... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2010 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 9, 2010 | 682 Comments
It’s December, and you know what that means around these parts: Time to reflect on the past year and see how the dramas stacked up! And boy, were there a lot of them. As in previous years, I am planning a multi-part series (with special guest bloggers, natch!) to wrap up the year, which we’re... More »

Drama Casting & News
Runaway to end with a special broadcast
by | November 29, 2010 | 23 Comments
Although an extension for Runaway Plan B has been nixed, the finale will be pushed back a week thanks to a recent pre-emption; last week’s scheduled episode of Episode 18 was postponed because of the Asia Games. That means 18 and 19 air this week, and the finale broadcasts on Wednesday, December 8. Since most... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #4
by | November 28, 2010 | 98 Comments
In which javabeans and girlfriday discuss: Frequently asked questions; kpop, new and old-school, and idol stars; some of our favorite plots and devices; favorite old dramas like Last Match and Propose; Runaway; anticipating My Princess; Bae Yong-joon and Hallyu; our Korean mothers and the dramas they watch; and body-swaps, Secret Garden, and Who Are You.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Extension plans nixed for Runaway Plan B
by | November 23, 2010 | 18 Comments
KBS’s action-comedy series Runaway Plan B had been flirting with the idea of a four-episode extension, but that idea has been tabled, according to a source with the drama’s production company on November 23. That source stated, “KBS wanted the extension, but Rain, Lee Na-young and the other cast members have busy schedules, and it... More »

Drama Casting & News
Runaway: On the run for four more episodes?
by | November 19, 2010 | 33 Comments
Looks like Runaway: Plan B is gearing up for a possible extension, upping the episode count from 20, to 24. It’s somewhat surprising that KBS wants to extend, given that the ratings aren’t exactly where they’d like, for such a star-studded cast and big-budget production. But the middling ratings (hovering around 12.2% this week, TNS)... More »