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Drama Casting & News
Kwak Shi-yang follows Ghostess with lead in daily drama
by | July 28, 2015 | 14 Comments
girlfriday: Yay, Kwak Shi-yang has been cast as the lead in a drama! I always like to see talented newcomers rising, and for him it’s really very quick—his debut was only a year ago and he’s already had a few leads now. javabeans: Before you get too excited, KBS’s My Love Enemy IS a daily,... More »


Drama Casting & News
The sun sets on nighttime errand doctor Yong-pal
by | July 28, 2015 | 38 Comments
I have to say, Yong-pal has some clever designers working on its promos, with posters that are a lot more interesting than the standard cast four-shot. When so many shows in dramaland boast similar (sometimes nearly interchangeable) posters, I’m always happy to get something a little different. The drama’s first poster trapped “Sleeping Beauty” heroine... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cheese in the Trap finally has a heroine in Kim Go-eun
by | July 27, 2015 | 37 Comments
Finally, a female lead has been selected for Cheese in the Trap! The production of the much-loved webtoon-adapted drama series has decided on Kim Go-eun to partner with Park Hae-jin, and while this is Kim Go-eun’s first drama, it looks like the fans are mostly onboard with the casting. Or at the very least, casting... More »


Drama Casting & News
The earthquake strikes in medical-disaster drama D-Day
by | July 27, 2015 | 58 Comments
Character posters and initial teasers have been released for JTBC’s upcoming medical-disaster drama D-Day, which is still a couple months from premiere but is well into shoots. A good thing, because the drama looks to be taking a grand-scale, epic approach to its Seoul-in-disaster story; in fact, they intend to produce the show over 80... More »


Drama Recaps
Oh My Ghostess: Episode 7
by | July 24, 2015 | 147 Comments
I love it I love it I love it. I was thoroughly enjoying this show already, but today’s episode takes everything to that perfect place—perfect in its balance of funny and heartfelt, heightening of stakes, growth of feelings, and approach to the conflict. As much as I loved the characters and feeling behind the show,... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #405
by | July 24, 2015 | 291 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 5
by | July 22, 2015 | 112 Comments
Aw, the vampire has a heart. I don’t know if it pumps blood or keeps him alive, but today it starts to pang him—at least emotionally, which is the more interesting version anyway. And yes, right now it’s providing more pain than loving satisfaction, but we’re working up our way to that. First the cold... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS nixes potential Kang Ji-hwan–Moon Geun-young drama Home Alone
by | July 22, 2015 | 30 Comments
Remember Home Alone, that new drama that was aiming to pair Kang Ji-hwan and Moon Geun-young as love interests that was announced all of two days ago? Well never mind, you can go ahead and forget it now, because that’s what KBS is doing—it has backpedaled and removed the drama from the schedule. It’s a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Tae-hee’s dreamy first stills for Yong-pal
by | July 21, 2015 | 26 Comments
Yong-pal has already given us the first stills of series star Joo-won, and now it’s Kim Tae-hee’s turn as the drama’s leading lady. She’s pictured here in her first shoots for the SBS show, which took place on the 17th; she plays a chaebol heiress described as a Sleeping Beauty, hidden away in a VIP... More »


Drama Casting & News
Press conference day for JTBC’s Last
by | July 21, 2015 | 19 Comments
It’s premiere week for action-noir drama Last, which held its production press conference on the afternoon of July 21 with its main cast and producers: Yoon Kye-sang and Lee Beom-soo as the two leads who face off in a fierce fight in Seoul’s underground society, with Seo Ye-ji, Park Ye-jin, and Park Won-sang in supporting... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Seung-gi, Shim Eun-kyung pair up for sageuk romance
by | July 20, 2015 | 46 Comments
Shim Eun-kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow) had been mentioned previously as a possibility for headlining the movie Compatibility, and now she’s confirmed signing on and has also scored a co-star in Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded). This should make for a fun sageuk romance pairing, coming from the makers of the entertaining box-office hit Face Reader. The... More »