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Drama Casting & News
SBS’s Birth of a Beauty courts Han Ye-seul, Jung Kyeo-woon
by | September 18, 2014 | 47 Comments
SBS’s weekend drama Birth of a Beauty is ramping up its casting process with Han Ye-seul (Myung-wol the Spy) and Jung Kyeo-woon (God’s Gift – 14 Days) surfacing as the latest names in contention for the leads (which I suppose indicates that Joo Sang-wook may be out of the running. Sad! I like Jung Kyeo-woon... More »


Drama Casting & News
Web drama Love Cells scores Jang Hyuk, Kim Woo-bin and more stars
by | September 17, 2014 | 52 Comments
Jang Hyuk and Kim Woo-bin, with Kim Yoo-jung to boot? That’s a pretty solid lineup for a web drama, but maybe that just means we’ll have to keep Love Cells on our radars. Love Cells is based off a popular webtoon that ran from 2010 through 2012 on the portal site Naver, and is the... More »


Drama Casting & News
tvN’s Liar Game remake confirms and adds to cast
by | September 17, 2014 | 27 Comments
Cha Soo-yeon, Lee Shi-hoo The main lineup for tvN’s remake of the Japanese drama Liar Game has been settled, with Lee Sang-yoon, Kim So-eun, and Shin Sung-rok signing on (which we’d heard about when the actors were still in the consideration stage). Now the show has confirmed several more members who are joining its supporting... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lineup confirmed for weekend underdog drama Legendary Witch
by | September 16, 2014 | 19 Comments
The lineup is complete for MBC’s upcoming Legendary Witch, and while it’s pretty much the lineup that had been previously mentioned, we now have a more complete picture of the “witches” of the title. That refers to the four women who serve prison time together for various crimes, who then set up a bakery together... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Jin-hyuk up to play legal whiz in Pride and Prejudice
by | September 16, 2014 | 73 Comments
Daniel Choi was the name first bandied about to headline the legal drama Pride and Prejudice (which would have reteamed him with the writer of School 2013), but now it’s Choi Jin-hyuk (Fated To Love You, Emergency Couple) in talks to step into the lead’s shoes instead. Some stories state that he’s confirmed while others... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Shim Eun-kyung is Nae-il (aka Nodame)
by | September 15, 2014 | 57 Comments
I have a (sinking?) feeling that KBS’s Cantabile Tomorrow is just going to release one or two character stills at a time, for days, weeks, until it finally premieres next month when we’ll all be fatigued over all the pre-show hype. But… on the other hand, what am I gonna do, NOT post the latest... More »


Drama Recaps
Iron Man: Episode 2
by | September 15, 2014 | 68 Comments
I know this may sound surprising, but just hear me out: Maybe Iron Man isn’t actually batshit insane. Maybe it’s surprisingly funny. Maybe I even liked it? But the drama did commit a cardinal sin in starting with a ridiculous (and worse, impenetrable) premiere episode when it really should’ve just kicked off with Episode 2,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Healer’s cast lineup and first script reading
by | September 15, 2014 | 31 Comments
Let’s check in with KBS’s Healer, which won’t premiere for several months yet but which recently held its cast script reading at the KBS annex in Seoul, featuring the cast led by headliners Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young, and Yoo Ji-tae. So far I only have an inchoate idea of what the central story will be,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won takes up the conductor’s baton for Cantabile Tomorrow
by | September 14, 2014 | 67 Comments
Here we go, our first look at Joo-won in character for Cantabile Tomorrow, the Nodame Cantabile remake. I’m still holding off on making judgments on liking/hating the remake, but I’m allowing myself to feel cautiously hopeful, and I do feel like Joo-won looks the part of the hero, Cha Yoo-jin (Chiaki of the original). Not... More »


Drama Casting & News
Korean remake of Liar Game lines up its cast of liars and swindlers
by | September 12, 2014 | 97 Comments
Here’s an interesting possible lineup: Lee Sang-yoon (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), Kim So-eun (Horse Healer), and Shin Sung-rok (You From Another Star) are all currently in talks to star in tvN’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Liar Game. Liar Game is a remake of a Japanese drama of the same name, itself an adaptation of a manga,... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #360
by | September 12, 2014 | 350 Comments
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