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Top 10 most virulent cases of Second Lead Syndrome

javabeans: Second leaaaaaaads! Where would we be without them? girlfriday: Happier, probably. javabeans: But also maybe more bored? Because c’mon, a well-placed second lead (and his unrequited love for the heroine) can provide a certain crackle to a juicy romance, even if sometimes that crackle often comes with big booming …

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Solomon’s Perjury: Episode 11

One mystery solved, a thousand more to go. Okay, maybe not a thousand, but after so many episodes with so little confirmation, it sure does feel like that much. We get some of the answers we’ve been waiting for – and not a moment too soon – but I didn’t …

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Lawyer Jung Woo defends prisoner Kang Haneul in Retrial

Chungmuro/Film News Lawyer Jung Woo defends prisoner Kang Haneul in Retrial We’ll be seeing Youth Over Flowers bros Jung Woo (Himalayas) and Kang Haneul (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) reunite soon, since their new movie Retrial is being released in just a few weeks. Jung Woo plays an unemployed …

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Name That Drama: Hero redemption and boob mishaps

Drama Reactions & Reviews Name That Drama: Hero redemption and boob mishaps  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.  First loves and money problems? Sounds like a classic K-drama Hi! I am so addicted to your website. I check …

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Song Seung-heon courted for Saimdang PD’s next drama

Drama Casting & News Song Seung-heon courted for Saimdang PD’s next drama I guess the director of Saimdang, Light’s Diary must be really happy with Song Seung-heon’s work in that drama, because he’s already courting the actor for a reunion on his next project. PD Yoon Sang-ho, also of …

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Introverted Boss takes a week off to rewrite and regroup

This is an interesting move, but perhaps an ultimately positive one for the show (one hopes): Introverted Boss, tvN’s currently running Monday-Tuesday drama, is taking a week off the air in a direct effort to correct course and address viewer complaints about the show. The drama was originally slated to …

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Chief Kim: Episode 2

Our hero starts to see that he’s in a bigger pond than he thought, and that his competitors might be more bloodthirsty sharks than the little fish he’s used to dealing with. Sung-ryong may try all he wants to hold onto his unethical, lazy lifestyle, but how long does he …

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Beans of Wisdom: Tree Oppa and an abundance of Kims

Beans of Wisdom: Chaebols in suits

This week in Beans of Wisdom… Nil writes about the possibility of Na PD kidnapping the Goblin cast in “News bites: January 21, 2017” comment #3.3.1: If i were sungjae, i would bring a small backpack that equipped with a pair or two clothes change, toiletries, korean survival food (as …

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Saimdang, Light’s Diary: Episode 1

Lee Young-ae’s highly anticipated comeback drama, Saimdang, Light’s Diary premiered today as a double header. We spend most of the episode in the present timeline navigating the cutthroat world of academic art history, but slowly the mystery of Saimdang comes to the forefront, and we begin to see the nexus …

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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching

More new shows! Did any of this week’s premieres grab anyone’s attention and take over a coveted spot on the watch list? There’s still another week of premieres left to go, after which I’ll probably have to drop a few shows just to keep sane. But… how to choose? Stress! …

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News bites: January 28, 2017

Drama Casting & News News bites: January 28, 2017 Lee Bo-young, Lee Sang-yoon, Kwon Yul, Park Se-young Happy news: The leads and supporting leads for cops-and-lawyers drama Whisper are all confirmed. Lee Bo-young (God’s Gift–14 Days) and Lee Sang-yoon (On the Way to the Airport) are reuniting as …

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Chief Kim: Episode 1

If you’ve been waiting for a wacky hero with a questionable moral compass, then look no further. The first outing of Chief Kim sets the stage for bigger things to come, but for now, it introduces the audience to a hero who believes everything is corrupt and for the taking. …

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Introverted Boss: Episode 4

Hwan-ki has spent years building the shell that protects his vulnerabilities. Until now, he was fighting to hold on to those defenses, but what happens when he finds that there are others he wants to protect, and that the answer may lie in coming out of his shell? His self-proclaimed …

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Missing 9: Episode 4

There isn’t enough room on the island for two alpha dogs, and things grow strained when the survivors begin to choose sides. Their biggest challenge will be finding a way to work together and let go of the resentments of the past. But just as things start to look up …

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Open Thread #484

Open Thread Open Thread #484 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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Top 10 idol-actors in dramaland

javabeans: I’m a little scared to write this list. girlfriday: Because this is the list that will have people crying, “BUT YOU FORGOT MY OPPA!”? javabeans: Mostly because anything involving idol fandoms erupts into war, even when it’s a post about why they’re good. *braces for impact* girlfriday: Yup, landmines …

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Defendant: Episode 2

After the prey he was chasing turns around and starts hunting him, Jung-woo wakes up to a nightmarish reality, and he begins to understand that no matter how many times he runs away from what happened, it’s going to keep catching up to him. But there are so many gaps …

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Name That Drama: Movie Edition

Drama Reactions & Reviews Name That Drama: Movie Edition  As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.  Name Those Two Korean Movies I remember two Korean movies, probably from the early 90s, and I’ve thought about it over many …

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Strong Woman Do Bong-soon protects her man in new posters

Drama Casting & News Strong Woman Do Bong-soon protects her man in new posters A couple new posters have been released for upcoming JTBC drama Strong Woman Do Bong-soon, and they’re adorably hilarious. Park Bo-young, who stars in the titular role, shocks her two potential love interests, played by …

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