Dramabeans Big Ep 16
[Exclusive] Soompi Hangs With The Dramabeans Team!
girlfriday: Clearly the field is growing and everyone is out there doing a blog, a video blog, some kind of reaction to K-pop or K-drama. But I don’t think it changes our perspective because we just put our heads down and do what we do. There are always going to be people who pop up, especially when there’s a popular drama, you know, My Love From The Stars comes out and everyone is blogging about it but then they only do that one show and disappear. This happens year after year so interest waves like that.
Who are your personal favorite bloggers? Has anyone caught your eye? javabeans: I feel really bad, because my answer is no. The thing is though, when we write, we need to formulate our own opinion first as a rule and I don’t read spoilersI hate when people talk about things before I’ve seen it. So I don’t read anything until I write my recap about it. But once I write my recap I’m just really tired, I’m done.
javabeans: So I’m not going to read my recap again, much less go out and read a bunch of other recaps. I do like to kind of know what’s going on, but I just don’t have the time. We work ourselves into the ground just doing our own thing so we don’t really have the time. I would actually like to hear about other bloggers and if someone is really good I’d like to really hear about it (girlfriday: Mmhmm!) but…
“Three Days”: Episode 2 Recap By Dramabeans
Team Leader Ham doesn’t waste any time ordering them to follow up on the colonel’s case, but then Chief Secretary Shin storms in with Cha-young in tow. The already tense relationship between the security team and Chief Secretary Shin gets dicey when Team Leader Ham has to admit that the president has gone missing on his watch. He makes sure to add that they still have no evidence that President Lee is dead. Well that’s not exactly comforting.
It turns out that Cha-young already followed up on the colonel’s murder after she spoke with Tae-kyung, but the results of her investigation are alarmingly different from Tae-kyung’s version of events.
The CCTV outside the colonel’s house shows only one man entering the house that evening: Han Tae-kyung. Uh-oh. Tae-kyung swears he saw another man leaving the house before he entered, but the footage shows no one else, and there was no USB drive either.
Dramabeans Presents Lessons From Dramaland: How To Be 15
In celebration of Soompis 15th birthday, I asked some of my favorite K-Entertainment bloggers to gift us with a 15-themed post. Dramabeans is a K-Drama blog that needs no introduction, though you may not know that it was started by a Soompier who started recapping 2007s Daljas Spring on our very own K-Drama forum. Its since become the authoritative voice in K-Drama recapping and analysis, and is my go-to site for drama-related news. I hope you enjoy this special series! -soomp
You’re fifteen years old now, rejoice! You’re now eligible for your driver’s permit, maybe heading toward your first homecoming dance, and have a whole year to plan the Sweet Sixteen to end all Sweet Sixteens. You’re also now old enough to advisably watch the stuff dramaland has been marketing to you for the last five years. I know, that probably makes it automatically less cool, but waitdramaland can be useful! Admittedly it’s not so helpful in defeating acne and hormones, but it does offer up some valuable life lessons from those who have navigated the shark-infested waters of high school before you. Listen to your unnis and hyungs, and learn.
1Fall in love. But pick wisely, because you’re stuck with your first choice forever. Our advice: Try to avoid the assholes and psychopaths. Though it helps if they’re screaming rich, or maybe royalty.
Faith: Episode 13 Recap By Dramabeans
Deok-heung scoffs that he wouldn’t keep something so important on his person. That’s already back in Ki Chul’s safeguarded drawer. Young tells him, “I’d like you to get it somehow and return it to the doctor.” He says that Eun-soo believes the diary to hold the answer for returning her to heaven, so perhaps Deok-heung could work with her in that goal. He reminds him that if Ki Chul were to figure out the diary’s secret himself, he would have no need of Deok-heung. And that would mean his death.
Deok-heung asks what would Young gain from this. He answers that his mind would rest at ease. Young leaves with a few warnings: These thieves might attack at any moment, and in the future Young may not rescue him, and the doctor is good with knives so he’d better not treat her badly.
Young returns to the palace, where he sees Eun-soo deep in round 1 of her get-rich-in-Goryeo scheme: She hands out soaps to the court ladies and Woodalchi men. “This time is free of charge!”
Dramabeans Podcast #12, Part 2
Here we are with Part 2 of the very long Podcast #12, which concludes our talk about the current drama landscape. (Check out Part 1 here if you missed it.)Podcast #12, Part 2Running time: 61:56In which we: continue the podcast with I Do, I Do;move on to Big (11:17);start a very long discussion about Gaksital (24:45);take a tangent on our personal experiences and understanding of the Occupation and Koreas emotional response to Japan (27:21);return to Gaksital relevancy (34:01);and end with a brief(ish) detour on Joo-won, Tae-woong, and 1 Night 2 Days (51:44)
Dramabeans Podcast #11
Dramabeans Podcast #10
Introduce HeadsNo2 and talk about Rain; and sageuks, Chuno, conversion dramas (5:35); Scent of a Woman, Thousand Day Promise, melos, Padam Padam, Salaryman, Myung-wol the Spy (10:02);cable shows, Season 2s, and extensions (14:10); drama ratings, mainstream dramas, Dream High 2, Man of Honor, sageuk successes, The Moon That Embraces the Sun (19:08); HeadsNo2 on joining Dramabeans, recapping, choosing what to recap, Vampire Idol (24:19); sageuk gravitas, as spoken in The Princesss Man, Chuno, and more (29:39); k-pop fandom and favorite actors/actresses (34:50).
Dramabeans 5-Year Anniversary Giveaway #4
Question: What do you want to see on Dramabeans in 2012? This is your chance to tell us that one thing you’ve always wanted to see on DB or what you want to see more of this year. Maybe that’s more of the same, or maybe you’ve got a wild ‘n crazy out-there idea. We are not averse to crazy. (As always, please use a valid email in the comment form. No need to tell us where you live this time.)
*Or, 10pm in Mexico City, 11pm in NYC, 1am in Buenos Aires, 4am in London, 5am in Paris, noon in Singapore and Manila, 1pm in Seoul and Tokyo, or 3pm in Sydney and Vladivostok. Okay, you get the point. (You can refer to this handy Time and Date converter to find out what this is in your time zone.)
Dramabeans 5-Year Anniversary Giveaway Winner Announced
Recap Index Drama Ratings List Who’s in that header? Frequently Asked Questions girlfriday: There’s a lot of fun stuff in places other than the homepage, so dig around and do some exploring! We take no responsibility for the hours you lose going down that rabbit hole though. You’ve been warned. There’s a handy-dandy tag for our conversation posts, done in this format, and our variety recaps like 1 Night 2 Days are done in that style as well.
javabeans: For example, you can also filter out first episode recaps, if you want to check out how a drama starts, or read up on actor interviews or award ceremonies. That’s just one of hundreds (or thousands?) of tags on the site, which you can find on this convenient Tag Index.
girlfriday: Hopefully that’s helpful and not overwhelming. We realized from a lot of the feedback you gave us that some people might need a quick refresher Dramabeans roadmap. We can’t promise that we’ll fulfill every last request, but rest assured that we’ve read them all, and plan to try out some fun new things this year. No worries thoughwe won’t change who we are, save for surprise lobotomies or evil twins switched at birth.