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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 »

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 »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jung-jin reteams with Runaway director in K2
by | July 18, 2016 | 24 Comments
We’ve got a confirmation for bodyguard-action drama K2, though it isn’t one that had been mentioned previously as a possibility: Lee Jung-jin (Temptation, Hundred Year Inheritance) will be joining the upcoming tvN drama about a presidential candidate’s hidden daughter and a bodyguard abandoned by his country. It isn’t clear yet what Lee’s role will be,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Character info revealed for Park Hae-jin’s “ghost agent” in Man to Man
by | July 15, 2016 | 55 Comments
So far, we know that JTBC’s Man to Man features two (possibly three) recent hitmakers of television, with Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) teaming with Descended From the Sun co-writer Kim Won-seok, and Oh Hae-young Again director Song Hyun-wook a likely addition. And we know that Park Hae-jin will be playing a bodyguard of... More »

Drama Recaps
Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 3
by | July 13, 2016 | 155 Comments
Now that’s more like it. I did already enjoy the first week of Uncontrollably Fond, but today reveals more backstory, and takes enough time to get into the emotions and pathos of the complications in Eul and Joon-young’s past that account for their present-day tensions. It’s not a full picture yet, but whereas last week’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo Jin-mo to become Woman With a Suitcase’s secret helper
by | July 13, 2016 | 34 Comments
Ah, Choi Ji-woo (Twenty Again) may have her leading man for MBC’s Woman With a Suitcase, as Joo Jin-mo (Beloved Eun-dong) is currently in talks to join the production. I’m not convinced the title was quite the right choice for a show about a successful office manager (Choi Ji-woo) who is given a prison sentence... More »

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Shin Sung-rok cast as Kim Haneul’s husband in On the Way to the Airport
by | July 12, 2016 | 75 Comments
Ooh, yes, Shin Sung-rok is taking a leading role in On the Way to the Airport, an upcoming human drama on KBS where he’ll play husband to leading lady Kim Haneul (A Gentleman’s Dignity). Okay, admittedly I’m not sure the plot sounds that thrilling, but it is a good main cast — also with Lee... More »

Drama Casting & News
BoA cast in JTBC drama This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair
by | July 12, 2016 | 27 Comments
Pop star BoA is giving television another go, and has joined JTBC’s upcoming drama This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair, news that both the station and BoA’s management, SM Entertainment, have confirmed. She’d starred in a short two-episode mini-drama three years ago, Anticipate Love (with Daniel Choi, Im Shi-wan, and Kim Ji-won), but... More »

Drama Casting & News
Slow-mo struts and greetings from Cinderella and the Four Knights
by | July 10, 2016 | 51 Comments
It’s not a very long look, but it’s still our first look at upcoming cohabitation rom-com Cinderella and the Four Knights, which recently secured a slot on tvN’s Friday-night lineup and has released a short teaser. It only shows three of the four knights, but even without the last member of the group, they’ve got... More »