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Drama Casting & News
Makjang writer makes grand exit from dramaland
by | April 23, 2015 | 85 Comments
Remember the hilariously outlandish case of Aurora Princess? The one with the crazy writer and the nonsensical plots and drama-filled behind-the-scenes antics? Go on, I’ll wait for you to finish catching up on that story; it’s worth it, I promise. Well, writer Im Sung-han is at it again, and by “it” I mean writing both... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hidden camera teasers: Producer meta, or Meta Producer?
by | April 23, 2015 | 50 Comments
girlfriday: Uh, do you understand these teaser-non-teasers for Producer? This is the third one of these “hidden camera” ones that show different combinations of cast members meeting awkwardly. javabeans: On one hand, these teasers clarify my confusion over the show calling itself a “variety drama,” but on the other, they make me more confused about... More »

Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 11
by | April 22, 2015 | 113 Comments
I love it when a team comes together. We’ve already had a lot of solid teamwork in play, but with more people cottoning on, the bigger the inner circle gets. And while Kang-ja has been a fine solo crusader all this while, it’s gratifying to see her acknowledge that she could use some help, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
A chance reunion in first stills for Ex-Girlfriend Club
by | April 22, 2015 | 24 Comments
Aw, look at those big smiles on the set of tvN’s Ex-Girlfriend Club. Granted, we may not see them for a while since Byun Yo-han and Song Ji-hyo are exes at the outset of the drama, but seeing them so smiley makes me hope for cute moments on their way to a successful reunion. I’d... More »

Drama Casting & News
Pretty, sentimental posters for School 2015
by | April 22, 2015 | 39 Comments
KBS’s Who Are You—School 2015 has a few new promo shots out, including a couple of picturesque posters that feature the series lead, Kim So-hyun, times two. The first poster (above) bears the tagline “The other me that eighteen-year-old me has dreamed of.” The second poster reads, “It’s okay, because we’re eighteen.” The emphasis on... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Kye-sang offered JTBC drama Last
by | April 21, 2015 | 42 Comments
JTBC is prepping a new drama titled Last, with an intriguing premise that deals with “the pecking order of Seoul Station’s homeless.” Yoon Kye-sang (Full Sun) is considering the lead role, and the offer’s out to Seo Ye-ji (Superdaddy Yeol, Records of a Night Watchman) to co-star with him. Last, like everything these days, is... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sung Joon offered lead in Chaebol’s Daughter
by | April 20, 2015 | 78 Comments
Now that the first set of potential leads have passed on SBS’s Chaebol’s Daughter (that would be Moon Geun-young and Park Seo-joon), the drama’s out to court more actors, and Sung Joon (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) is currently considering the leading role. The character he’s up to play would be the male lead who grew up... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Smarmy dates and traumatic boxes
by | April 18, 2015 | 36 Comments
  It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Date from hell I remember nothing but one scene from this drama. I am 30% sure it’s a K-drama, but cannot guarantee. I’m also pretty sure the lead was wearing a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Cozy Producer, Hidden Ex-Girlfriend
by | April 17, 2015 | 63 Comments
I dislike the practice of dramas releasing stills in dribs and drabs, barely enough to whet your appetite or pique your interest, but at least today we have a whole bunch of shows doing it all at once. We’re still just getting a tease for each show, but are four teases better than one? In... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #391
by | April 17, 2015 | 205 Comments
  The Solutions – “I Don’t Wanna” [ Download ] Open Thread #390 Open Thread #389 Open Thread #388 Open Thread #387 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cha Tae-hyun goes behind the 1N2D camera for Producer
by | April 16, 2015 | 52 Comments
After watching Cha Tae-hyun (The Con Artists, Jeon Woo-chi) on the cast-member side of variety programming in 1 Night 2 Days, constantly being thwarted by fate (by which I mean producers who engineered his fate, of course), it’ll be a fun turnaround to see him playing a producer for that very show on his upcoming... More »