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Drama Casting & News
Chicago Typewriter courts Kwak Shi-yang to be Yoo Ah-in’s rival
by | February 15, 2017 | 36 Comments
KBS’s upcoming fantasy-human-romantic-comedy Chicago Typewriter still hasn’t confirmed any leads yet—potential castings include Yoo Ah-in (Six Flying Dragons), Im Soo-jung (Time Renegades), and Go Kyung-pyo (Jealousy Incarnate)—but we get to throw Kwak Shi-yang’s (Mirror of the Witch, Second to Last Love) name into the mix as another possible addition. The drama mixes fantasy elements into... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Shi-young, Kim Young-kwang offered roles in MBC action-thriller Lookout
by | February 15, 2017 | 63 Comments
I was excited to hear that Two Weeks director Sohn Hyung-seok would be coming back with another thriller, titled Lookout, and am further excited now that Lee Shi-young (My Beautiful Bride) is considering one of the lead roles—she’s pretty badass, and does great in strong thrillers. Kim Young-kwang (The Man Living in Our House) has... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-won, Chun Woo-hee up for same lead role in KBS’s Third-Rate My Way
by | February 14, 2017 | 73 Comments
Kim Ji-won Wait, you’re going to make me choose? Upcoming KBS drama Third-Rate My Way has just offered the leading lady role to Kim Ji-won (Descended From the Sun, Gap-dong), after recently offering it to Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing; Love, Lies), with Park Seo-joon (Hwarang) up to co-star. That’s a tough call, considering both actresses... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS revisits “variety drama” format with upcoming comedy The Best Hit
by | February 14, 2017 | 13 Comments
KBS hinted at this last year, and now we have confirmation that the station is indeed reviving its hybrid “variety drama” format, which it initially attempted back in 2015 with The Producers. The new comedy series is titled The Best Hit, and although it’s not technically a Producers Season 2, it’s being unofficially called that... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Jae-young returns with OCN suspense thriller Duel
by | February 13, 2017 | 19 Comments
Cable station OCN has pretty much cornered the market on dark, slickly produced procedural and crime thrillers, but thankfully has also figured out how to give each one a slightly different angle so that they feel like separate entities rather than all jumbling together. This new drama, Duel, sounds like it’ll be right up their... More »


Drama Casting & News
Im Shi-wan as a young prince for MBC’s The King Loves
by | February 9, 2017 | 84 Comments
Here’s a first look at stills from Im Shi-wan’s (Misaeng) new sageuk romance melodrama The King Loves, in which he plays a Goryeo prince, Wang Won (later King Chungseon), right around the turn of the 14th century. His character is described as Janus-like—two-faced, ambitious, power-hungry—which will take Im Shi-wan out of his established image as... More »


Drama Casting & News
Im Soo-jung, Go Kyung-pyo courted for tvN’s Chicago Typewriter
by | February 8, 2017 | 74 Comments
Im Soo-jung, Go Kyung-pyo This casting news keeps changing as I write try to write it up, so here’s to hoping the facts stay put for now. The upcoming tvN fantasy human rom-com drama Chicago Typewriter, which has drawn some buzz for courting first Park Shin-hye (who has since declined) and then Yoo Ah-in (Six... More »


Drama Casting & News
Go Ah-sung’s part-time blues in Radiant Office
by | February 6, 2017 | 34 Comments
Stills are out from the first shoot for MBC’s upcoming Radiant Office, featuring lead actress Go Ah-sung (Heard It From the Grapevine) as a young woman who makes a complete 180 in her life when diagnosed with a terminal illness, transforming her from a timid, down-on-her-luck type into a bolder, take-charge personality. It’s a setup... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoo Ah-in offered tvN fantasy human rom-com Chicago Typewriter
by | February 2, 2017 | 119 Comments
I’m excited to have more information about the new drama titled Chicago Typewriter, which was previously announced with very little plot or background information, only that it would be he next drama from hit writer Jin Soo-wan of Kill Me, Heal Me and The Moon That Embraces the Sun (it name-dropped Park Shin-hye as a... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Cheese in the Trap movie courts Park Ki-woong to play Baek In-ho
by | February 1, 2017 | 116 Comments
Ahh, this is a promising development: Park Ki-woong (Monster, Gaksital) is currently considering the Baek In-ho role in the Cheese in the Trap remake movie. After the tvN drama series fizzled out amid controversy and disgruntlement last year, I’ve been trying to keep hopes low and wariness on high about this movie version, but then... More »