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Drama Casting & News
Jin Gu offered lead in SBS reality-show thriller Wanted
by | May 4, 2016 | 26 Comments
Phew, casting is in full swing on Wanted, SBS’s newly announced thriller series, which is promising to hear given that it hasn’t had a lot of lead time: It was only given the official green light earlier this week for a mid-June premiere (replacing the previously scheduled Deal). Wanted (which has dropped The Reality Show... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ms. Temper features finale cameo with Yoon Shi-yoon
by | May 3, 2016 | 39 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon is all set to make his drama comeback in a JTBC weekend drama (that would be the fantasy fusion sageuk Mirror of the Witch), but first, we’ll actually get to see him in another JTBC weekend drama, because he’s signed up for a cameo appearance in the soon-to-wrap Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park So-dam confirms taking the lead in Beautiful Mind
by | May 2, 2016 | 78 Comments
IT’S ABOUT TIME. That only took forever. And why couldn’t they have announced this yesterday instead of insisting Park So-dam was still unconfirmed? Was it to draw out the reveal? Keep the tease going? Stir curiosity? Somebody tell the drama that’s not how you build suspense.   Via TV Report, Chosun RELATED POSTS Beautiful Mind... More »

Drama Casting & News
Beautiful Mind holds test shoots without lead actress
by | May 1, 2016 | 35 Comments
I’ll try not to be alarmist about this, but it’s difficult to follow the news of KBS’s upcoming Beautiful Mind and not think it’s going worryingly awry. Recent reports have stated that the drama, which is set to premiere next month and hasn’t secured a lead actress yet, went ahead and held a test shoot... More »

Drama Casting & News
Variety drama After the Play Ends up for July premiere on tvN
by | April 29, 2016 | 12 Comments
Hm, I’m still not entirely sure I know what dramaland means by “variety drama”—and that’s after seeing some, even—but they keep giving them a try, and a new one is in the works at tvN called After the Play Ends (working title). Two actors, Baek Sung-hyun (Hwajung, Beloved Eun-dong) and Minhyuk of idol group BtoB... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kang Ye-won headlines 4-episode KBS drama Baek-hee Has Returned
by | April 29, 2016 | 10 Comments
When I first heard about KBS scheduling four-episode drama Baek-hee Has Returned at the last minute to air before Beautiful Mind, I thought it would be mostly filler — potentially entertaining, but mostly there to give Beautiful Mind a few extra weeks of preparation. But now the production has cast Kang Ye-won (Insane, Love Clinic,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ready to conquer fate in Mirror of the Witch
by | April 28, 2016 | 64 Comments
Soooo pretty. By now my expectations for Mirror of the Witch are pretty high, just based on the quality of the promotional work we’re seeing, whether it’s the beautifully moody stills or the teasers that are simultaneously ethereal and eerie.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Da-hae takes lead in Chinese drama My Goddess, My Mother
by | April 28, 2016 | 32 Comments
It’s been a while since Lee Da-hae (Hotel King, IRIS 2) has been in a Korean drama (and ages since it was a good one), and it looks like it’ll be a while longer yet: She’s just signed on to headline a new project, My Goddess, My Mother, but it’ll be for Chinese television.... More »

Drama Recaps
Goodbye Mr. Black: Episode 13
by | April 27, 2016 | 37 Comments
It’s a tough day for Swan, who gets thrown by some unexpected revelations and continues to bear the brunt of continued noble idiocy. The reveal isn’t much of a shocker for us, since this drama never quite manages to make the most of its plot twists, and subtlety tends to get bludgeoned over the head... More »

Drama Casting & News
Taecyeon in talks to romance Kim So-hyun in Bring It On, Ghost
by | April 26, 2016 | 363 Comments
Ohhhhh. Oh no. Oh dear. Nobody tell girlfriday!... More »

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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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