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Odds and Ends: Drama panels and KCON 2014
by | May 25, 2014 | 59 Comments
javabeans: I know the event is a few months off, but we (the Dramabeans crew) just booked our flights for KCON this year (August 9-10) so that’s been on our minds this week. girlfriday: Yup, no backing out now. javabeans: I know that KCON likes to do their big tease to the big reveal, but... More »

Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 12
by | May 24, 2014 | 92 Comments
We get a major breakthrough in this episode, and it’s so big that it has me wondering where we could possibly go from here to keep up the mystery. Are you really giving us the truth at this point, or is this another red herring in a sea of red herrings? I suspect we’re in... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Crime thriller Hwayi to get a Hollywood remake
by | May 24, 2014 | 27 Comments
Another Chungmuro property has been snapped up for a Hollywood remake, and this time it’s the dark thriller Hwayi: Boy Who Swallowed a Monster (also called A Monster Boy), which stars Yeo Jin-gu as a youngster raised by a group of criminals. The remake of Hwayi will be handled differently than previous Korea-to-Hollywood remakes, in... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung So-min, Hong Jong-hyun pair up in horror-romance
by | May 24, 2014 | 35 Comments
Cute pairing alert! Jung So-min (Big Man, Could We Marry) and Hong Jong-hyun (Dating Agency Cyrano) have just been cast as the leads in an upcoming horror-romance movie called Alice. My first reaction to the casting was to think that they must’ve been coupled up before, only to realize my brain was making a few... More »

Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 11
by | May 23, 2014 | 42 Comments
Some aspects of this latest suspect of the day play out in the expected way, but this episode introduces a big twist that could potentially be a game-changer. While I can’t say that Gap-dong is full of surprises, where it keeps me guessing is in the psychology of its characters, and that ever-present cloud of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Joseon Gunman’s first still and second lead
by | May 23, 2014 | 33 Comments
We only get ONE still photograph out of Joseon Gunman to start us off, which is better than nothing, but still such a tease. Here we have second lead Jeon Hye-bin (God of the Office) playing Choi Hye-won, a merchant’s daughter with a cold, unapproachable mien who comes to fall for our hero (Lee Jun-ki).... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #344
by | May 23, 2014 | 283 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Lee Jin-wook to reteam with Nine producers in Three Musketeers
by | May 23, 2014 | 42 Comments
The producers of Nine: Nine Time Travels and Queen In-hyun’s Man have been planning a new drama series, which is notable for being produced as a three-season show, especially since true multi-season dramas are still pretty rare in dramaland. (Many franchises, like the I Need Romance series, aren’t really sequels but sister shows within a... More »

Drama Casting & News
CBS to license Good Doctor for American remake
by | May 22, 2014 | 42 Comments
Huh, isn’t this interesting: KBS’s 2013 human medical drama Good Doctor is getting the Hollywood treatment, and remake rights have been sold to American broadcaster CBS. Actor Daniel Dae Kim, who is also the CEO of his own production company, 3AD, confirmed in an interview that they are in the process of finalizing talks with... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Woo-shik cast as Jang Hyuk’s bratty brother
by | May 22, 2014 | 43 Comments
The cast list is beefing up for Fated To Love You, and the newest addition is 24-year-old Choi Woo-shik, who has been steadily amassing a string of credits in supporting roles over the past couple years, including Rooftop Prince, TEN, and Tree With Deep Roots. He’ll be giving hero Jang Hyuk a run for his... More »

Drama Casting & News
First rehearsals underway for Fated To Love You
by | May 21, 2014 | 72 Comments
Here we go with the first signs of production for Fated To Love You, the romantic comedy remake of the hit Taiwanese drama that’s set to air later this summer, starring Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara in their rom-com reunion. How crazy is it that twelve years have passed since Successful Story of a Bright... More »