‘To the Beautiful You’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramaland: The gift that keeps on giving [Year in Review, Part 5]
by | December 24, 2012 | 142 Comments
If there’s anything that Santa has taught me over the years (other than a musical mnemonic about single-malt scotches), it’s that Christmas is a time of giving. Dramaland gives us so much throughout the year, that I thought it was finally time for me to stop being a grinch and give back, out of the... More »

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If I Could Turn Back Time [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 21, 2012 | 155 Comments
My first year-end review! I was so excited for this opportunity that I decided to watch as many dramas as I could in preparation this year, and all but forced myself to doggedly stick with obvious train wrecks because I figured, “Hey, at least it’ll give me something to write about.” If I learned anything,... More »

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A Variety of Flavors in 2012 [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 15, 2012 | 133 Comments
Looking at the buffet table of 2012, I’m left in awe at the vast array of possible selections before me. The sheer number of choices is growing every year and I feel like I have to taste-test the premiere and make a quick decision of whether to keep digging in or move on. Sometimes you... More »

Drama Recaps
To the Beautiful You: Episode 16 (Final)
by | October 8, 2012 | 127 Comments
We all knew that this moment of truth would come; we just didn’t know how painful it would be. In this final chapter, it’s curtains on Jae-hee’s charade and she’ll need to jump the highest hurdle yet: reality. And just when you think she’s alone in all of this, we see that there are those... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #14, Part 1
by | October 7, 2012 | 118 Comments
We’re a bit overdue for a podcast, which means that this one’s super long. In our defense, there was a ton of ground to cover. And yeah, so maybe we just had a lot to say about Gaksital. I was SO determined to make this podcast fit into one reasonably-lengthed entry… but who was I... More »

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To the Beautiful You: Episode 15
by | October 6, 2012 | 53 Comments
Woah. If that doesn’t grab your attention, I don’t know what will. Confessions come spilling out left and right as characters all face their feelings head-on. As each day passes, Jae-hee edges that much closer to her cover being blown wide open. It’s going to be hard keeping a rumor tamped down for long –... More »

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To the Beautiful You: Episode 14
by | October 1, 2012 | 115 Comments
The spotlight shines back on Tae-joon, who comes to face to face with his Daddy issues. Sometimes shedding light on the truth is harder than staying in the dark. But once you learn how important it is to share the truth about your inner self, you gain the confidence to do the same. SONG OF... More »

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To the Beautiful You: Episode 13
by | September 29, 2012 | 54 Comments
Yay! We finally get some rich character development in this series. Better late than never, right? You’d be dead wrong if you think that you’ll find progress in either of our leads. No, no – this episode is full of epic win for Hyun-jae who learns that some things in life like friendship, love, and... More »

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To the Beautiful You: Episode 12
by | September 24, 2012 | 89 Comments
Funny how all it takes is three simple words to change your world. At least they’re enough to bring you out of a daze just long enough for another declaration to throw you for a loop. Tae-joon learns that nicety can only get you so far and Jae-hee realizes that perhaps she can still be... More »

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To the Beautiful You: Episode 11
by | September 22, 2012 | 60 Comments
Welcome to Angstville where teenage love is realized and dreams are shattered. Everyone has something to say but no one will say anything. Our leads take a backseat this episode dancing around the “I know but you don’t know I know” topic of Jae-hee’s secret and our second leads step up to show how cruel... More »