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Drama Casting & News
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds promises unpredictable, hilarious, heart-stopping romance
by | August 3, 2016 | 105 Comments
I love the outright comedic tone of the Moonlight Drawn By Clouds promos, which acknowledge the outrageousness of its premise — the crown prince falls in love with his eunuch, who’s a girl passing herself off as a man — and are going after that absurdity full-force. I have a lot of fond memories of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shin Hye-sun follows Five Kids with Legend of the Blue Sea
by | August 1, 2016 | 68 Comments
We’ve got another addition to the SBS buzz project Legend of the Blue Sea, otherwise known as “That Jeon Ji-hyun and Lee Min-ho Show, Brought to You by the City Hunter Director and You From Another Star Writer.” Sold, sold, sold, and sold. I’m sure there’s a plot and everything, but there’s so much star... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Soo-kyung makes guest appearance on Bring It On, Ghost
by | July 28, 2016 | 20 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 | 165 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 | 188 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 »