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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 »


Drama Casting & News
Vixx’s N joins OCN’s Tunnel as young police officer
by | January 31, 2017 | 27 Comments
Vixx’s N (real name Cha Hak-yeon) is taking on another drama role, this time in OCN’s time-traveling mystery-crime drama Tunnel. And while I only know him from cheery high school drama Sassy Go Go, I saw enough of his spacey, oddball vibe to figure that he fits the bill for a character described as “mysterious”... More »
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Drama Casting & News
Introverted Boss takes a week off to rewrite and regroup
by | January 30, 2017 | 221 Comments
This is an interesting move, but perhaps an ultimately positive one for the show (one hopes): Introverted Boss, tvN’s currently running Monday-Tuesday drama, is taking a week off the air in a direct effort to correct course and address viewer complaints about the show. The drama was originally slated to air Episodes 5 and 6... More »


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 20 (Final)
by | January 25, 2017 | 221 Comments
It’s time to say goodbye to this show, which has been a sweetly funny ride all the way through and retains those qualities through its final hour (and regains some of its earlier lightness too, which I enjoyed). It ends a little quietly, but in a way that feels well-suited to its themes, and on... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jong-seok gets a sunbae and a little brother for While You Were Sleeping
by | January 24, 2017 | 165 Comments
Casting continues on SBS’s upcoming drama While You Were Sleeping, with actress Go Sung-hee (Spy, My Beautiful Bride) signing on and Kim Min-jae (Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, The Lonely Shining Goblin) in talks to join. The series will be a supernatural legal show, set around a woman who dreams of accidents that will befall people... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shin Hye-sun eyes tvN mystery-thriller Forest of Secrets
by | January 23, 2017 | 18 Comments
Good to see that Shin Hye-sun is keeping up with her busy drama schedule, and is looking to follow up her current (but soon-to-end) gig on Legend of the Blue Sea with a role in tvN’s upcoming Forest of Secrets, the mystery-thriller starring Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift–14 Days) and Bae Doo-na (Tunnel). The drama centers... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hidden backs and handholds for Man to Man
by | January 23, 2017 | 38 Comments
In keeping with the feel this show has been promoting all along, the latest teaser posters for JTBC’s Man to Man are snazzy and stylish, with the main characters—Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap), Park Sung-woong (Remember–Son’s War), and Kim Min-jung (Gap-dong)—looking cool and confident. Each character is pictured from the back with their faces... More »


Drama Casting & News
Moon Chae-won offered lead in tvN’s Bride of the Water God 2017
by | January 22, 2017 | 178 Comments
Time to cross your fingers and send up your collective fan prayers, because Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black) has been offered the lead role in buzz project Bride of the Water God 2017, which will be written by Misaeng and Arang and the Magistrate writer Jung Yoon-jung and directed by Queen In-hyun’s Man and Nine... More »