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Drama Casting & News
Jung Yumi, Baro added to Master: God of Noodles
by | March 10, 2016 | 26 Comments
And the castings keep rolling in for the redundantly titled Master: God of Noodles, the upcoming KBS melodrama adapted from a manhwa that combines noodle-making with revenge. Well, they say revenge is a dish best served cold. (Badum-ching!) Now Jung Yumi (Maids) has been cast in the leading lady role, and Baro (Angry Mom) is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yeo Jin-gu as a young future king in Jackpot
by | March 9, 2016 | 19 Comments
In the interest of equal opportunity prettiness, here we have the latest character poster for SBS’s Jackpot, featuring Yeo Jin-gu as the other half of the drama’s main rivalry. Because Jang Geun-seok is pretty, sure, but it would be remiss of us to ignore his counterpart, yes?... More »


Drama Casting & News
One more name change and a confirmed cast for Master: God of Noodles
by | March 9, 2016 | 51 Comments
Another title change? Make up your minds, KBS! The drama formerly known as Time of the Beast, which was previously known as God of Noodles, has re-embraced its old title and tacked on a prefix and is now going by Master: God of Noodles. Why they couldn’t choose one and just call him a Master... More »


Drama Casting & News
Fantasy sageuk Mirror of the Witch adds its villainess shaman
by | March 8, 2016 | 35 Comments
Now this casting, I can see perfectly: Yeom Jung-ah (My Neighbor’s Wife, Royal Family) is the newest addition to JTBC’s Mirror of the Witch, playing a powerful shaman in a villain’s role. She’d be perfect for that, and I look forward to being unnerved by her steely fierceness. We also have more description regarding the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Descended’s star writer Kim Eun-sook courted by tvN for fall series
by | March 7, 2016 | 123 Comments
Continuing in their quest to collect all of dramaland’s biggest-name talent, tvN is currently aiming to lure star writer Kim Eun-sook to their channel with talks of producing her next series. She’s currently enjoying success with her drama Descended From the Sun, which is logging 20%-plus ratings for KBS, and she’s got a long string... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Sae-ron up for first leading adult role with Yoon Shi-yoon
by | March 7, 2016 | 122 Comments
Kim Sae-ron has been growing up fast ever since breaking out in the dark thriller Ajusshi (Man From Nowhere) in 2010, and is now poised to take on her first “grown-up” leading role. I use quotation marks since she’s still just 15 years old, plus she has headlined a drama before — 2014’s fantasy-romance series... More »


Drama Casting & News
OCN’s Vampire Detective drinks, dodges, and sheds blood
by | March 4, 2016 | 24 Comments
Sleek and sexy, I like. Vampire Detective looks like a good ol’ time, and while I’m still sad that we haven’t gotten a Vampire Prosecutor 3 yet (or ever?), this seems like it’ll fill the void nicely, with Lee Joon (Heard It Through the Grapevine) stepping into the lead role of an investigator who also... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Hae-jin eyes an immediate return to dramaland in JTBC’s Man to Man
by | March 3, 2016 | 123 Comments
Glad to see Park Hae-jin is ready to jump back to work after his last drama kind of imploded, and so far the fan reaction to this latest news is pretty much mine, in hoping he’ll have better luck this time. He is currently considering a drama for JTBC called Man to Man, and it’ll... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 2
by | March 3, 2016 | 94 Comments
girlfriday: Episode 2! The boys (minus Bo-gum, who’s missed his connecting flight) finally rent a car and leave the airport. For the second time. javabeans: I actually read an interview with Na PD in the past week about the nature of filming reality TV and not intervening, for instance just watching them spend their first... More »


Drama Casting & News
OCN drama pairs Seo In-gook as charming swindler, Sooyoung as upright civil servant
by | March 3, 2016 | 73 Comments
Ah, so the cast has been finalized for OCN’s scam-artists-catching-scam-artists drama Police Unit 38, and it’s the same actors that were initially in contention: Seo In-gook (I Remember You), Sooyoung (My Spring Days), and Ma Dong-seok (Bad Guys). I like the actors, and moreover, I like the way this drama is taking a humorous spin... More »




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