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Drama Casting & News
Lee Soo-kyung makes guest appearance on Bring It On, Ghost
by | July 28, 2016 | 19 Comments
Aw, I love it when a cast clearly enjoys working together and comes back for another round. With Bring It On, Ghost director Park Joon-hwa having previously worked on both seasons of Let’s Eat, we’re seeing a parade of familiar faces both in the cast proper and in the cameo lineup, and Let’s Eat’s leading... More »


Drama Casting & News
Two more promo crumbs from buzz sageuk Saimdang, Light’s Diary
by | July 28, 2016 | 28 Comments
Pre-produced dramas are enjoying a nice push these days, and this is one of the many anticipated series that’ll be launching in the back half of this year: Saimdang, Light’s Diary, which has thankfully stepped away from the awkward “The Herstory” that used to be part of the title. Everything from this production so far... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Namgoong Min joins action comedy Temporary Special Agent
by | July 26, 2016 | 29 Comments
Aw yay, I’m happy to hear that Namgoong Min (Beautiful Gong Shim) is taking on a comedy next, even if it doesn’t sound like his character will be outright comedic: He’s confirmed signing onto the movie Temporary Special Agent, an action comedy about a desk jockey at the National Security Agency and a white-collar-crimes detective... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kang Haneul, Hyeri up for deserted-island adventure romance Picnic
by | July 25, 2016 | 162 Comments
I had thought this “adventure romantic comedy” drama was dead, but it’s back on the books at MBC, albeit with a new title: Initially called Gaia, the drama now bears the title Picnic and is still courting Kang Haneul (Misaeng) for the lead role, with Hyeri (Entertainer) as his potential co-star.... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS cuts medical mystery Beautiful Mind by 2 episodes
by | July 22, 2016 | 177 Comments
Well, KBS is pulling the plug early on its medical mystery drama Beautiful Mind, from 16 planned episodes down to 14, and it’s incited furor not only among fans but the producers as well. When news first surfaced that this cutback was in consideration, the broadcaster cited the upcoming Rio Summer Olympics as the reason,... More »


Drama Casting & News
The romance begins (again) for 1% of Anything
by | July 19, 2016 | 38 Comments
I don’t know where Ha Suk-jin is finding the time to work on three projects concurrently, but here’s photo proof that he is — or at least he’s busy on project number 2, the remake of 2003’s sleeper hit drama 1% of Anything. (Number 1 is the currently airing tvN reality-drama hybrid series After the... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Uncontrollably delayed
by | July 18, 2016 | 85 Comments
javabeans: Howdy beanfolk! Mostly we’re writing this Odds and Ends as a heads-up that our posting schedule will be a little wonky later this week, particularly in regards to Uncontrollably Fond — we’ll have recaps for sure, but they’ll be on a tiny delay. girlfriday: Do you wanna tell them why? javabeans: Not really, but... More »


Drama Casting & News
Good Doctor writer comes back to KBS with Chief Kim
by | July 18, 2016 | 12 Comments
KBS is busy filling out their drama lineup for the rest of the year, and is currently considering a series named Chief Kim (working title) to fill the post-On the Way to the Airport timeslot on Wednesdays and Thursdays for late fall. Chief Kim will be a drama from writer Park Jae-bum, who wrote heartwarming... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jung-jin reteams with Runaway director in K2
by | July 18, 2016 | 24 Comments
We’ve got a confirmation for bodyguard-action drama K2, though it isn’t one that had been mentioned previously as a possibility: Lee Jung-jin (Temptation, Hundred Year Inheritance) will be joining the upcoming tvN drama about a presidential candidate’s hidden daughter and a bodyguard abandoned by his country. It isn’t clear yet what Lee’s role will be,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Character info revealed for Park Hae-jin’s “ghost agent” in Man to Man
by | July 15, 2016 | 55 Comments
So far, we know that JTBC’s Man to Man features two (possibly three) recent hitmakers of television, with Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) teaming with Descended From the Sun co-writer Kim Won-seok, and Oh Hae-young Again director Song Hyun-wook a likely addition. And we know that Park Hae-jin will be playing a bodyguard of... More »




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