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Drama Casting & News
Ji Chang-wook offered lead in rom-com thriller Beware This Woman
by | March 9, 2017 | 177 Comments
Beware This Woman, the new SBS drama that currently has an offer out to Lee Sung-kyung (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju), is courting Ji Chang-wook (The K2) to be its leading man. This might be our last time getting to see him before he heads off for his two years of mandatory military service, so I’d... More »

Drama Casting & News
KBS fills out spring drama lineup with Third-Rate My Way, Sang-shik and Nara
by | March 7, 2017 | 59 Comments
KBS has finalized the next set of dramas in its weeknight lineup, filling up its schedule through June with the previously announced Third-Rate My Way (which recently confirmed leads Park Seo-joon and Kim Ji-won) and a new project titled Sang-shik and Nara (alternate interpretation: Land of Common Sense).... More »

Drama Casting & News
Im Joo-hwan to play main rival in Bride of the Water God
by | March 3, 2017 | 107 Comments
Im Joo-hwan (Uncontrollably Fond) is now in contention to join tvN’s fantasy-romance drama Bride of the Water God 2017, which would have him joining Nam Joo-hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo), Shin Se-kyung (Six Flying Dragons), Gong Myung (Drinking Solo), and Krystal (She’s So Lovable) in the main cast. The drama takes aspects of the manhwa... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gong Seung-yeon tapped for leading role in tvN’s Circle
by | March 2, 2017 | 57 Comments
Upcoming tvN sci-fi mystery drama Circle has its leading lady (well, probably, barring last-minute contradictions, which is par for the course these days) with the casting of Gong Seung-yeon (Introverted Boss). It’s looking likely that she’ll join Kim Kang-woo (Goodbye, Mr. Black) and Yeo Jin-gu (Jackpot), both of whom are in talks to join and... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramabeans Pub Trivia: Test your K-drama trivia knowledge!
by | February 24, 2017 | 103 Comments
If you’ve read our 10-year anniversary posts, you’ll know that we kicked off our first-ever round of Dramabeans Pub Trivia at our recent birthday party. It was a blast to plan and to play, and although we spent a lot of time planning the event down to a tee, naturally we forgot the all-important last... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yeo Jin-gu courted to join Kim Kang-woo in sci-fi mystery Circle
by | February 23, 2017 | 52 Comments
Yeo Jin-gu Ah, tvN’s sci-fi mystery project Circle just got more interesting, with a leading role going out to Yeo Jin-gu (Jackpot) for what would be his first (technically) adult role; he’s been transitioning out of child roles for a while, but actually turns twenty this year. The drama recently put out an offer to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Kang-woo offered tvN sci-fi mystery drama Circle
by | February 20, 2017 | 42 Comments
Kim Kang-woo may be returning with another drama soon—hopefully one that’s much better than his last (Goodbye Mr. Black, sigh)—and has been offered a new sci-fi mystery drama Circle, which is being planned for a run on tvN. I’m glad to see a premise that sounds a bit different from the same old: Circle will... More »

Odds and Ends: Happy birthday, Dramabeans!
by | February 18, 2017 | 157 Comments
javabeans: It took us a week to recover, but we wanted to thank everyone who came to our 10-year anniversary party in LA last weekend, which was hugely fun. At least it was for me! girlfriday: And me! And the rest of our minions, some of whom had never been to a Dramabeans meetup before... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo In-young joins Cheese in the Trap movie as Baek In-ha
by | February 17, 2017 | 64 Comments
My first thought upon hearing this casting news was that Yoo In-young (Mask, Goodbye Mr. Black) would be able to pull off a pretty spot-on Baek In-ha in the movie remake of Cheese in the Trap. And then my next thought was, Hmm, this version is skewing kinda old… Here are the ages of the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Age of Youth confirms a Season 2, rejoice
by | February 16, 2017 | 155 Comments
Park Hye-soo, Park Eun-bin, Han Ye-ri, Han Seung-yeon, Ryu Hwa-young The title says it all! JTBC’s critically acclaimed sleeper hit drama Age of Youth, which snuck in under the radar last year with little buzz and then proceeded to win all of the hearts with its low-key, humorous coming-of-age story, has confirmed a Season 2.... More »