Posts Tagged ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’

Drama Casting & News
Fantasy ghostbusting sageuk in the works with Night Watchman
by | April 16, 2014 | 106 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 | 178 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 »


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
Heady with a chance of ho hum [Year In Review, Part 3]
by | December 24, 2010 | 146 Comments
This has been an exceptional year for kdramas. Just ask Kim Gab-soo, if you can catch him in an idle moment, that is. The man appeared in ten dramas this year, a number that is mind-boggling in itself and one which is bound to make Bae Yong-joon’s fans wail. But it isn’t just the sheer... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Finding the gems among the stones [Year In Review, Part 2]
by | December 23, 2010 | 174 Comments
[Now that you've read what I've had to say about the past year of dramas, please join me in welcoming a couple familiar guest bloggers, who have graciously written up their reviews as well. Here is Dahee_Fanel's year-end write-up; you may recall her as one of my guests from last year. Enjoy! –javabeans] What a... 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 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 »


Podcasts
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 Reactions & Reviews
Sungkyunkwan Scandal: Javabeans’ and Girlfriday’s review
by | November 14, 2010 | 239 Comments
You didn’t think girlfriday and I were gonna just let this drama go without commenting on it, did you? Both of us have been watching Sungkyunkwan Scandal weekly, even if we haven’t been able to do the recapping ourselves, due to the finiteness of that thing we call time. But now that the drama’s over,... More »


Drama Recaps
Sungkyunkwan Scandal: Episode 20 (Final)
by | November 11, 2010 | 300 Comments
Dear Jal-geum Quartet, Thank you for the memories, the tears, the laughs, the squeals, the giggles, the sighs, the cringes, the waff, the thump-thumps, the insomnia, the dreams, the fantasies, the discussions, the love, the shipping, the great times, the smiles, the late nights, the early mornings, the procrastination, the cheers, the oh-nos, the arguments,... More »