Beans of Wisdom: Death and abandoned cakes

Beans of Wisdom: Chaebols in suits

This week in Beans of Wisdom… Ally writes in a thread on physical beauty in “The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 13” comment #77.1.1: I have a young daughter and try my very best to put out examples of people who are confident in how they look and act, which brings …

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The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 16 (Final)

Is it ever really goodbye if your hero is an immortal goblin? I guess that’s what we’re all here to find out. Hold onto your vulgar hats everyone, because there may be some unexpected bumps on the road to happily ever after. Goblin went out with a bang for tvN, …

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The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 15

Just when I thought there couldn’t be any more we could learn, today’s penultimate episode of Goblin teaches us that there’s always more than what meets the eye. Some truths may never change, but there are so many other things in this world that could potentially tip the scales one …

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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching

It’s just the beginning of all the new drama premieres in the new year, and already I’m wondering how I’ll keep up with watching all of them. I think I may need a chart. Tell us what new shows you’ve picked up and what’s worth a watch right this second, …

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News bites: January 21, 2017

Drama Casting & News News bites: January 21, 2017 Kim Tae-hee, Rain Them babies are gonna be beautiful: Congratulations to Rain and Kim Tae-hee, who first divulged to fans on January 17 that they were engaged, then made it official two days later by tying the knot in …

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The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 14

It’s been a long week and an even longer wait for our characters, but my biggest fears have been assuaged and I feel good about where we’re headed for the final two episodes. Narratively speaking, the show benefitted from having this episode delayed a week, to give loss and heartache …

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Missing 9: Episode 2

This episode is even better than the first, as we start to discover the secrets of what exactly what happened on that island. Every answer still raises more questions, and though Bong-hee tries her best to regain her memory, it’s not fast enough to satisfy those in power. But does …

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Introverted Boss: Episode 2

A young man struggling with a disorder and stuck in unhealthy secrecy because of his family, his position, and the ambition of his friend isn’t necessarily the character I was expecting from Introverted Boss. Yet we were not just given a fully fleshed out hero, we were plunked down in …

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Open Thread #483

Open Thread Open Thread #483 Happy Friday everyone! Here is your Open Thread, which is here for you to chat about anything you want, whether it be drama-related or not. Nothing’s off-topic here! Spoilers may be rife, so proceed accordingly.  RELATED POSTS

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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 19

Almost at the end! On one hand, it’s a relief to wrap up our story threads one by one as we head into our finale, leaving only our most central conflict left as the final hurdle. On the other hand, that last hurdle is the highest one yet, so we …

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Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: Bonus Episode

Since we’ve all been such faithful fans, the drama gods have granted us an extra episode to return to Doldam and say a final goodbye to all our favorite characters. I was expecting the episode to be composed of a series of vignettes, and to maybe focus on a few …

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Missing 9: Episode 1

Missing 9 wastes no time dropping us right into the action, and I have to say, I was gripped from the very first moment. The cinematography is fantastic, and the music underscores and informs the action perfectly without being distracting. The characters are compelling and sympathetic, and the story is …

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Introverted Boss: Episode 1

The creators of tvN’s hilarious hit rom-com Marriage Not Dating are back with their sophomore project Introverted Boss, but don’t expect a pilot that’s light and fluffy from start to finish. While there’s hilarity to be had when a painfully shy guy has to deal with his polar opposite (and …

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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 18

Yay for twists and turns and character revelations! The episode serves up gratification in multiple forms, and while there are still questions up in the air that we’ll have to wait on, I found this hour thoroughly fun and satisfying. It’s nice to be surprised by a twist every now …

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Voice: Episode 2

Kwon-joo wastes no time in setting up her Golden Time Unit — or, at least, trying to set it up. It’s hard to do much of anything when it seems the entire police force is against you, much less the specifically chosen few who refuse to have anything to do …

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Solomon’s Perjury: Episode 8

This show is so good, and every episode just gets better. We’re in for a hail of answers, but don’t think that means you’ll get the ones you’re looking for. What we do get, however, pretty much blows everything else out of the water… for now, at least. This is …

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