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Drama Casting & News
FT Island’s Choi Jong-hoon heads JTBC youth drama
by | October 12, 2014 | 44 Comments
There’s a new youth-oriented drama in the works, titled Heroes and starring an idol from FT Island, Choi Jong-hoon. Wait, don’t click out yet just because of the word “idol”! The show is being produced for a run on JTBC—it’s a little out of the wheelhouse for them, since I would say their target age... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS lines up new drama Unkind Women for February launch
by | October 12, 2014 | 18 Comments
The PD of weekend blockbuster My Daughter Seo-young is teaming with the writer of Equator Man for a new drama, which makes me wonder: Will they be courting a reunion with lead actress Lee Bo-young? That’d be one way to shoot my interest level way up. For now, the show has been announced as a... More »


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by | October 11, 2014 | 394 Comments
javabeans: Have you noticed that it seems to be getting strangely more difficult to find subtitled dramas these days? I don’t have any numbers or figures to support this, it’s just a feeling I’m getting from reading comments and hearing about people’s difficulties watching things. girlfriday: Yeah is it an actual problem to find the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Mr. Baek makes rivals of Jung Seok-won and Lee Joon
by | October 10, 2014 | 19 Comments
MBC’s Mr. Baek appears to have gone on a casting spree this week; it only confirmed its two lead stars (Shin Ha-kyun and Jang Nara) recently, and now has announced three more names. About time, too, since the show only has a month till its November premiere and time’s ticking away. (It’s not unheard of... More »


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by | October 10, 2014 | 439 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Jang Nara romances young grandpa Shin Ha-kyun in Mr. Baek
by | October 10, 2014 | 55 Comments
Reverse-aging fantasy romance Mr. Baek has its leading lady, with Jang Nara (Fated To Love You) signing on to join Shin Ha-kyun (All About My Romance), who plays the 70-year-old chaebol hotel chairman who only cares about money, who inexplicably finds himself in his younger body one day. Now that I think of it, I’m... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won gets drunk on music for Cantabile Tomorrow
by | October 9, 2014 | 46 Comments
You may have noticed (just a tad, here and there) that there’s been a lot of Cantabile Tomorrow hype making the rounds these days, particularly with the drama all set to premiere next week. A lot of the stuff being said is the same ol’ promo talk repeated over and over, so I’m mostly just... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dr. Frost makes the jump from animation to live action
by | October 9, 2014 | 37 Comments
Well, well, doesn’t Song Chang-eui quite rock the platinum blond look. His upcoming OCN drama Dr. Frost has released a teaser, which gives us a brief (fleeting, really) glimpse of him playing the lead character in the webtoon adaptation about a genius psychologist and professor, the titular Dr. Frost. The drama is procedural that mixes... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 10
by | October 8, 2014 | 39 Comments
girlfriday: Aw, it’s already the start of the last day for the boys. After trekking around forever to get the best room he could find, Yeon-seok sits down to count out the money they have left to spend. Strangely it’s a lot, considering that they were given very little to begin with, and the show... More »


Drama Casting & News
Masks, blindfolds, and betrayal in Liar Game
by | October 8, 2014 | 55 Comments
Liar Game has released some more promotional shots as it heads toward its premiere (in two weeks), such as the poster above which labels the show as an “extreme psychological chase drama.” (It’s rather handy that tvN likes to attach little descriptive taglines to their shows, giving us the convenient, bite-sized nutshell up front. High... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Kang-hee, Lee Dong-gun as possible love interests for tvN romance
by | October 8, 2014 | 47 Comments
Casting has begun on Heart to Heart, the new drama from Coffee Prince director Lee Yoon-jung, who recently made the jump from broadcast television to CJ E&M; she resigned from MBC in May, and this’ll be her first project for tvN. The two actors currently in consideration for the leads are Choi Kang-hee (Level 7... More »