‘School 2013’

Drama Casting & News
Will Cheer Up continue the School hot streak?
by | August 12, 2015 | 33 Comments
A cheerleading drama? In Korea? Okay, KBS, make it work. Cheer Up is the name of a new series being prepped for the Monday-Tuesday slot on KBS, and is set in a high school, telling stories of youthful friendships and loves. Pretty generic description, but since it’s being produced by Contents K, which did the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Yubi offered leading role in School 2015
by | March 16, 2015 | 57 Comments
Ooh, Lee Yubi for School 2015? I do love how this franchise casts. The newest installment of the School franchise has been bumped up on KBS’s roster for a late-April premiere, and casting is at last underway. First up to star is Lee Yubi, a rising young actress who’s been making a mark with lovable... More »

Drama Casting & News
School 2015 in the works at KBS
by | February 25, 2015 | 77 Comments
Sigh, I miss the days of School 2013. It was such earnest, unbridled, furious man-love — er, boy-love — with little else to get in the way. The good news is that we’re about to get another installment of the high school drama franchise that began in the ’90s and launched dozens of careers. The... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum 2 loses its spot in fall lineup
by | June 11, 2014 | 23 Comments
Unsurprisingly, pre-production has fizzled in the wake of Lee Young-ae turning down the lead role in Dae Jang Geum 2, which means that the spot MBC had carved out for it this fall is back up for grabs. Stepping into the gap is a new series from the School 2013 writer Lee Hyun-joo and the... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Santa presents: Things I Learned from Dramaland
by | December 25, 2013 | 90 Comments
The one good thing about working one day a year and outsourcing most of your menial labor to elves is that it gives you plenty of time to watch dramas. This year I discovered that I had watched them all wrong before, because when you watch with an open mind, you can gain valuable life... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2013 Editors’ Picks [Year In Review, Part 5]
by | December 23, 2013 | 273 Comments
Here are your winners for 2013! It was an interesting year in dramaland, with a wide array of genres to choose from all year long. It was also a year without one drama to sweep all categories and all hearts, but never fear, because that just means the love gets spread around. Thanks again to... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Gonna find out who’s naughty or nice [Year In Review, Part 4]
by | December 20, 2013 | 132 Comments
It’s that time of year, for Show to trade in all its good deeds and gold stars for a spot on Santa’s list. Have you been naughty, nice, or something in between? If there’s any constant in dramaland, it’s that you can never underestimate the sneak-attack of a naughty finale, or the surprise resilience of... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2013 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 3, 2013 | 701 Comments
Here are your Beanie Awards! It’s December, which means our monkeys are madly typing away in the backroom to prepare our annual Year End Review Extravaganza, which we’ll be kicking off soon. But before we do that, here’s your chance to vote for your favorites of the year and see how it stacked up for... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #15
by | March 2, 2013 | 66 Comments
  Podcast #15 Running time: 57:28 In which we: Start off with King of Dramas, the king of meta; move on to the pain and misery of I Miss You (10:15); compare notes on how our expectations for School 2013 shook out versus the final product, with much love for its bromance and a little... More »

Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 16 (Final)
by | January 28, 2013 | 223 Comments
It’s time for School 2013 to come to an end, and what a ride it was. Talk about an emotional ride—poignant, wrenching, and yes, even a touch bleak at times. But what it gives us at the end of the day is an uplifting sense of closure, not with ends tied tightly and triple-knotted for... More »

Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 15
by | January 22, 2013 | 206 Comments
Waaaaah. I almost never feel this way, but I don’t want this show to end. There’s so much warmth and goodness packed into each hour, and I just want to be with these characters till they’re old and gray. What, bromance is FOREVER, okay? Don’t you dare tell me otherwise. If I refuse to watch... More »