‘year in review’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Drama tasting notes [Year in Review, Part 9]
by | December 25, 2015 | 74 Comments
Like everyone else, it was a struggle narrowing down my selection to just five dramas. I thought it would be easy, since 2015 left me mostly disappointed when it came to dramas, so there were only a handful of dramas I really cared about to begin with. But I also had to go through the... More »

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Santa goes Zen [Year in Review, Part 8]
by | December 24, 2015 | 97 Comments
Another year, another Christmas Eve delivery completed! Not gonna lie, recent years haven’t been the rosiest for Old Saint Nick, but this year, I decided to do something about it. If by something I mean nothing, in that the doctor ordered me to take some time off the elf toy assembly line and get some... More »

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For the responsible addict [Year in Review, Part 7]
by | December 23, 2015 | 72 Comments
Wowie, it’s the end of 2015, and another eventful year of dramas has come to an end. I always enjoy awards and reviews season, since it puts the whole year in perspective and gives me a couple more dramas to put on my list. I’m making a list and not checking it twice, since I’ll... More »

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A sweet year of dramas [Year in Review, Part 6]
by | December 21, 2015 | 144 Comments
It was no easy task, trying to choose only five dramas out of an entire year of wonderful stories to write about in my year-end review. In the end, I decided to go with five shows that gave the viewers something a little different than we originally expected — dramas that seemed to be one... More »

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The fifth wheel in dramaland [Year in Review, Part 5]
by | December 20, 2015 | 75 Comments
My math must be off this year because somehow, choosing five dramas turned out to be an immeasurably more difficult task than previous years. If we’re going by numbers alone, there should’ve been less stress involved, but then it hit me: a truncated list meant I had to be selective with my choices. This would... More »

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The five stages of grief [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 19, 2015 | 107 Comments
I’m pretty sure I went through all five stages of grief when faced with the incredibly daunting task of summing up the year in just five dramas, because that seemed like way too much responsibility to take on. In retrospect, it shouldn’t have been so frightening when I’d made top five lists in past reviews,... More »

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Five by five in 2015 [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 16, 2015 | 136 Comments
So it turns out that the only thing worse than being frazzled to capacity to write twenty reviews at year’s end is forcing a drama addict to choose ONLY FIVE shows to talk about. I’m pretty sure we knew this going in, and I even have vague recollections of saying things like, “Yes! The angst... More »

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Giving 2015 a hand [Year in Review, Part 2]
by | December 14, 2015 | 227 Comments
As we’ve mentioned, we here at Dramabeans Central have been changing up our year-end review series, trying out new features and reworking others. It’s been an ongoing process looking for ways to make things fresher and better, and it felt like we were due for an update. Change is scary, but change is good! Aside... More »

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The Bean Count [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 11, 2015 | 355 Comments
Welcome to The Bean Count, a new feature we’re trying out this year, which arose, if we’re being totally honest, out of a half-loopy brainstorming session of thinking up new, improved (?) ways to weigh in on the past year’s drama offerings. The Beanie Polls are all about you guys, and the Editors’ Picks are... More »

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2015 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 7, 2015 | 586 Comments
Can you believe it’s December?! Where did my year gooooooo. On the upside, that means the 2015 Beanie Awards are here, and it’s your chance to weigh in on all your favorites (and less-than-favorites) of the year. We’ll also be kicking off our annual Year-End Review Extravaganza, which will be a little different this year... More »