‘year in review’


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2016 Year in Review, Part 7: Editors’ Picks
by | December 29, 2016 | 323 Comments
Another year has come and gone, and while I am more than happy to put 2016 behind us and look forward to greener pastures in 2017 (they’ll be greener, won’t they?), we can’t say goodbye to the year without looking back at the best of it (and the worst, in some cases) and giving the... More »


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2016 Year in Review, Part 6: Hoobae minions’ first rodeo
by | December 26, 2016 | 71 Comments
And now comes reviews from the newest members of our minion army, our Hoobae Minions, who’ve all pitched in to help make this year our best yet. It’s been amazing to have so many new voices here on Dramabeans, so we’re delighted to present their thoughts on how 2016 shaped up compared to years past.... More »


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2016 Year in Review, Part 5: Sunbae minions weigh in
by | December 22, 2016 | 48 Comments
This has been an eventful year for Team Dramabeans, as we’ve steadily grown in numbers from years past. Now that we’ve got so many staffers aboard, we’re playing with the format a little to bring you the same reviews you’ve come to know and love—just in a more digestible format. For the purposes of our... More »


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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 »


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2016 Year in Review, Part 1: The Bean Count
by | December 12, 2016 | 334 Comments
It’s Bean Count time! For those of you who missed its inaugural post last year, the Bean Count is a fun exercise for our staff, where we get to show our love for shows by giving them (imaginary, useless) beans, which we accrue by watching dramas. (Easiest game ever!) Each recapper earns a bean by... More »


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2016 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 5, 2016 | 568 Comments
It’s that time of year again, to kick off the annual Dramabeans Year-End Extravaganza, filled with reviews, Editors’ Picks, the Bean Count, and more! First up are the Beanie Awards, where you get a chance to weigh in on your favorite (and not so favorite) offerings of Dramaland 2016. You can vote once a day... More »


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2015 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 11]
by | December 28, 2015 | 330 Comments
We’re finally here, at the end of another Year in Review series! We warned you it’d be long this time, but hopefully you all made it through with us. We promise this is the last one! (At least till next year. Which is, eek, almost this year.) As ever, the process of selecting our picks... More »


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Sweet heroes and fierce heroines [Year in Review, Part 10]
by | December 27, 2015 | 150 Comments
Looking back, 2015 has been a really generous year for me in dramaland. Thanks to the overlords’ wicked sense of humor (or maybe just a belated sense of self-preservation…), the five-drama limit posed an interesting predicament. I found I didn’t want to expend my words or energy on the middling-to-mediocre shows, or indeed, the half-good-half-bad... More »