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Drama Casting & News
Bold, faithful, and devilish for Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | August 9, 2016 | 70 Comments
It isn’t to say that any K-drama these days lacks for beauty, but KBS fusion fantasy romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is really throwing the pretty at us — leads Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung were lovely in their character posters, and the secondary leads are giving them a run for their money. Here... More »

Drama Casting & News
Raise a glass (or eight) to Drinking Solo’s drink enthusiasts
by | August 8, 2016 | 30 Comments
Well, the conceit is straightforward and simple: Drinking Solo is about a bunch of people who drink alone, and based on the teaser videos, that’s the way they like it. With the PD of Let’s Eat at the helm, I expect similarly lighthearted and heart-warming tales of bonding through the characters’ love of drink, with... More »

Drama Casting & News
Unpredictable laughs and tears in JTBC’s Fantastic
by | August 5, 2016 | 47 Comments
You know, you had me at “Joo Sang-wook playing a foot-actor.” It wasn’t until Joo Sang-wook took on comedy (Sly and Single Again, Birth of a Beauty) that I really thought he lit up the screen (though it’s true that his moment of reawakening can be traced back earlier to weekend saga Giant, and then... More »

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 »