Dramabeans Podcast #6
by | May 7, 2011 | 110 Comments
Podcast #6 is here! In which javabeans and girlfriday discuss: My Name Is Kim Sam-soon Soulmate (18:05) What’s Up Fox (23:25) Goong and Goong S (35:09)... More »

Extended Glossary
Glossary: Jondaemal
by | July 12, 2010 | 83 Comments
You can learn a lot about Soulmate’s main cast from the way they chose to address one another Next in the Dramabeans Glossary series is jondaemal, which can be described as “polite speech” or “formal speech.” (Jondae means “honorific,” while mal is the suffix for “speech.”) Just as oppa and noona are two terms that... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #2
by | July 3, 2010 | 83 Comments
Here it is, Dramabeans Podcast #2! Wherein javabeans and girlfriday discuss: Recapping; our favorite rainy-day dramas; our thoughts on oppa and noona; Coffee House; shipper wars; love triangles, as used in Boys Before Flowers; and also as used in Dawson’s Creek; Bad Guy; and a comparison of Road No. 1 and Comrades. Among other rambly... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Romantic-comedy drama recommendations
by | November 28, 2009 | 294 Comments
Since I’ve had a lot of requests for drama recommendations following You’re Beautiful, I thought I’d put this up as its own post. I may be spotty with some of the other genres out there, but I’m ALL about the trendy drama! The following is a list of my recommendations (and some that are not... More »

Drama Casting & News
Casting calls: Lawyers and gamblers
by | May 20, 2008 | 12 Comments
For some reason I can’t quite fathom, the news is full of reports of renewed denials that Lee Soo Kyung and Shin Dong Wook, who played a couple in MBC’s Soulmate two years ago, are NOT dating. I wasn’t aware that it was much of a question these days, so I smell publicity maneuver, although... More »

“Soulmate” Song List Posted
by | October 16, 2007 | 42 Comments
I was looking through some of my files today, and came across this list of songs for the series Soulmate, sorted by episode. (I’d found it compiled on a Korean site when first watching the drama, and translated the list.) Those of you who’ve been reading this site for a while know how much I... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Fansubbing the Korean Language
by | March 27, 2007 | 47 Comments
Now that With S2 has just released the rest of Dal Ja’s Spring to finish our 30th project (30 kdramas! In just over a year!), I had a few thoughts on fansubbing as a whole… The more I fansub and translate, the more I’ve gotten comfortable recognizing wordplay in Korean, which I always get a... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
MBC Comedy-Drama “Soulmate”
by | March 4, 2007 | 180 Comments
Although I’m busy with “work” and life and all those other things, and still have to catch up on recaps of Dal Ja’s Spring, I think the next series I’ll try recapping is the MBC show SOULMATE, broadcast in mid-2006. Partially because (1) it’s an awesome show, and (2) there doesn’t seem to be a... More »