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Drama Casting & News
Flying fists and disguises for action thriller Hidden Identity
by | May 8, 2015 | 39 Comments
Shadows, subterfuge, and fisticuffs: What’s not to like? I was curious to see how Kim Bum (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), once so adorably round-cheeked, would transition into a badass action-fighter role, and I’m glad to see that he takes it on with style (even if I can’t quite take the facial scruff seriously on him.... More »


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Open Thread #394
by | May 8, 2015 | 231 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Baek Jin-hee, Jung Yumi in the mix to join Six Flying Dragons
by | May 8, 2015 | 39 Comments
After having filled its main lineup with a few big names—namely, Kim Myung-min and Yoo Ah-in—SBS’s sageuk drama Six Flying Dragons is looking to cast its leading ladies. Up for two main roles are Baek Jin-hee (Pride and Prejudice) and Jung Yumi (Maids), to play romantic partners to our leading men. The central character is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung So-min up to rescue disaster victims in D-Day
by | May 7, 2015 | 20 Comments
I’ve been waiting for Jung So-min (Big Man) to take on another drama, and would be very happy if she signed on JTBC’s upcoming disaster drama D-Day; she’s just surfaced as the main contender for a lead role in it, though the cable station was hasty to add that nothing’s been decided yet. The latest... More »


Drama Casting & News
Diamonds and mirrors hide hidden agendas in Mask
by | May 7, 2015 | 50 Comments
SBS’s upcoming melodrama Mask certainly pours on the luxe for its first teaser, which depicts the central story of a woman who enters the rarefied world of the chaebol elite. The preview’s more of a metaphorical representation, with the normal-looking heroine entering the giant home of riches and luxury with wide-eyed wonder and being drawn... More »


Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 15
by | May 6, 2015 | 53 Comments
This drama should really be titled Angry Moms—and if you thought one angry mom was a force to be reckoned with, that’s nothing compared to the united fury of all of the moms. This episode is full of twists and turns, in the best sort of way—I knew we had a lot of conflict left... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jo Jung-seok, Park Bo-young couple up for Oh My Ghostess
by | May 6, 2015 | 56 Comments
What an adorable pairing: Park Bo-young (Hot-Blooded Youth) is indeed taking on the new tvN drama Oh My Ghostess, and joining her is Jo Jung-seok (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin). Woohoo! I love them both separately, and I’m sure I’ll love them together, so this has me very excited. Plus, let’s not forget the outrageously... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Sun-ah, Joo Sang-wook’s first stills for Masked Prosecutor
by | May 5, 2015 | 48 Comments
Kim Sun-ah is back! (Okay, I’m also happy that Joo Sang-wook is back, but the guy’s done a lot of shows recently and I’ve enjoyed most of them, so my anticipation right now is more about her. Sorry dude, but that’s just how the law of scarcity works!) KBS’s Masked Prosecutor has begun shooting, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Let’s Eat 2 dishes out two extra servings
by | May 4, 2015 | 53 Comments
Thanks to a solid ratings performance and positive viewer response, cable drama Let’s Eat 2 is getting a two-episode extension, putting its total episode count at 18. The drama has been pulling in respectable ratings numbers for tvN in the 2% range; the most recent episode drew an average rating of 2.3% with a high... More »


Drama Casting & News
Byun Yo-han in talks to join Six Flying Dragons
by | May 4, 2015 | 39 Comments
It’s been a while since I’ve seen an actor skyrocket to fame so quickly, but I’m happy for Byun Yo-han, who followed up his star-making role in Misaeng with the soon-to-premiere Ex-Girlfriend Club, and is now in talks to join another drama right afterward, the SBS historical drama Six Flying Dragons. When you’re on a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bashful high school crushes in Orange Marmalade
by | May 1, 2015 | 68 Comments
The second teaser is out for KBS’s fantasy romance Oranage Marmalade, and in contrast to the first one’s pain and tears, this teaser’s full of sweet and cute. Phew! Why didn’t they lead with this one? Not that I have anything against sensitive, heartwrenching teen stories about impossible interspecies romance, but too much angsting had... More »