Korean title: 원티드
SBS, 16 episodes
June 22–August 11, 2016

A mother’s worst nightmare is showcased on a live reality program as she’s forced to complete missions ordered by her son’s kidnapper if she wishes to see her son alive again. Kim Ah-joong plays the mother/actress in this horrific ordeal, Kim Tae-woong is the skilled broadcast PD who oversees the show, and Ji Hyun-woo plays a detective determined to get to the bottom of this case before it’s too late.

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Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 4: Embracing the modern age
by | December 19, 2016 | 99 Comments
It’s funny how December has now become synonymous with our Year-End Extravaganza, and has all but replaced Christmas in my list of inescapable winter events for a good five years now. It’s made me appreciate the seasons more, since spring is the time to slack off, seeing as how all that hard work is now... More »

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2016 Year in Review, Part 2: The doctor is in
by | December 14, 2016 | 154 Comments
Every December, I’m hit with a simultaneous feeling of anticipation and dread at dusting off our Year in Review series and taking a look back at the year as a whole. I always enjoy reading what everyone else has written, and the review-writing process is both fun and illuminating—sometimes you don’t realize you even feel... More »

Drama Recaps
Wanted: Episode 16 (Final)
by | August 20, 2016 | 16 Comments
It’s the final episode of our show within the show, and suddenly everything about the broadcast has changed. Our team has found a new motivator to finish what they started, and it’s now up to them to find a way to expose crimes more heinous than any of them could have imagined when they started... More »

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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | August 20, 2016 | 294 Comments
Another week, another Team Dramabeans check-in! I’m feeling the lull now that this crop of shows has started to wind down, and even shows I’d enjoyed thoroughly are staring to lose their luster. Or maybe it’s just that I’m sick of being stuck in bed with nothing to do other than watch dramas. That probably... More »

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Wanted: Episode 15
by | August 19, 2016 | 7 Comments
The true purpose behind a show that began as a search for a kidnapped boy has emerged. The kidnapper has used the show to reveal a threat to the public’s health while exposing a corrupt company. The power of the media, coupled with a public that is increasingly connected, has been the backdrop of this... More »

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Wanted: Episode 14
by | August 7, 2016 | 15 Comments
The man who has nothing to lose comes face to face with the man who will do anything to protect what he has. Only one man can triumph in the end. Not knowing who they can trust, the small circle formed by the production and police teams comes together to finish what they started—a show... More »

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Wanted: Episode 13
by | August 6, 2016 | 11 Comments
There’s a whole lot of tragedy behind the kidnapper’s motive, whose identity reveal hurts those who are closest to him. The revelation results in focused efforts to find the culprit, forcing Hye-in and Seung-in to race to recover Hyun-woo. As more facts emerge regarding the motive for the kidnapping, SG Group flexes its muscles to... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | August 6, 2016 | 146 Comments
KCON LA came and went this past week (thanks to everyone who came out to hear our panels and play games with us!), so of course we all got behind on our drama-watching as a result. I never like to let myself get more than two weeks behind on a show, because for some reason... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: August 6, 2016
by | August 6, 2016 | 46 Comments
Joo Ji-hoon, Lee Yoon-ji Joo Ji-hoon (Mask) has received a proposal to join Lee Sung-min and Hwang Jung-min in Yoon Jong-bin’s upcoming film Maneuver, which will be based on a true story about a joint project involving North and South Koreans and the underground dealings that occur as the two parties come together for a... More »

Drama Recaps
Wanted: Episode 12
by | August 2, 2016 | 10 Comments
The pieces are starting to fit together as the mastermind’s motivations begin to emerge. As the culprit loses control of his plan, the future of the Wanted broadcast also becomes uncertain, and the characters become increasingly concerned about how all this will turn out. But some shocking revelations are in store for our main characters... More »