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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Top 10 most virulent cases of Second Lead Syndrome
by | January 31, 2017 | 475 Comments
javabeans: Second leaaaaaaads! Where would we be without them? girlfriday: Happier, probably. javabeans: But also maybe more bored? Because c’mon, a well-placed second lead (and his unrequited love for the heroine) can provide a certain crackle to a juicy romance, even if sometimes that crackle often comes with big booming pain. girlfriday: I just mean... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Top 10 favorite drama bromances
by | January 18, 2017 | 218 Comments
javabeans: It seemed only natural to follow up our list of favorite couples with our list of favorite bromances, which are sometimes just as compelling as the love stories—er, I mean romantic love stories, since bromances are love stories of another kind. girlfriday: The best kind! Bromantic love is one of my favorite types of... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Top 10 gateway dramas to hook your friends on
by | January 4, 2017 | 337 Comments
javabeans: Happy New Year, happy tenth anniversary, happy 2017, happy everything-that-will-be-better-than-2016! girlfriday: Yay, I’ve never been happier for a new year to start! I still can’t believe Dramabeans is old enough to be a tween! javabeans: Oh god, is it time for braces, backtalk, and bad attitudes? I’m still the boss of you! girlfriday: You... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS to adapt Moon/Sun, Sungkyunkwan author’s newest novel
by | December 27, 2016 | 225 Comments
The Moon That Embraces the Sun and Sungkyunkwan Scandal were both highly successful drama adaptations that were based on author Jung Eun-kwol’s novels, so it’s no wonder that SBS snapped up the rights to the author’s most recent work, called Hong Chun-gi. The new novel is another fanciful reimagining of history set in Joseon, much... More »


Drama Casting & News
Medical mystery drama Beautiful Mind revived for KBS spring schedule
by | February 16, 2016 | 81 Comments
Remember the drama that used to be called Dr. Frankenstein and once courted Kim Soo-hyun, and then later courted Yoo Ah-in, and then changed its title to Beautiful Mind and also courted Lee Jong-seok? Well, none of the actors are considering the project anymore, but KBS has decided to put it back on their roster... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Our love-hate relationship with drama remakes and adaptations
by | November 10, 2014 | 242 Comments
“They’re remaking another drama?” *Boo, hiss, wails.* I’m pretty sure that’s a familiar script for most of us who’ve been following dramaland for a while, and one that’s cropped up with particular frequency in recent months and years. Adaptations and remakes are nothing new—people will retell new versions of old stories until the end of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Fantasy ghostbusting sageuk in the works with Night Watchman
by | April 16, 2014 | 107 Comments
A Joseon Ghostbusters? Pwa! A Joseon Ghostbusters starring flower boys? SOLD. Gimme now, please and thank you. The Records of a Night Watchman is the name of the drama series, which will be a quirky fantasy-sageuk centered around a foursome of young bodyguards who are part of the palace night watch and protect the king.... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Foursomes 4eva
by | June 4, 2012 | 179 Comments
girlfriday: So there’s this strange phenomenon in dramaland, whereby everything good comes in groups of four. Why is this? Who determined that four should be the magic number? javabeans: I think, as with so many things, we can trace the root of the problem to Boys Before Flowers. girlfriday: It’s a great mystery of the... 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 »


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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 »