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Drama Casting & News
Shim Eun-kyung confirms Nodame Cantabile remake
by | July 28, 2014 | 53 Comments
FINALLY. We have a heroine! After multiple rounds of casting news and false alarms, the Korean drama remake of Nodame Cantabile — called Cantabile Romance — has secured its leading lady. The fantastically talented Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny) has at last signed on to play Nodame, opposite Joo-won (Good Doctor) who has been attached to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Jung-hoon headlines remake of Japanese drama
by | July 28, 2014 | 9 Comments
There’s a Korean-Japanese co-production in the works to remake Tetsu no Hone (Bones of Steel), based on the Ikeido Jun novel of the same name. The Japanese drama aired on NHK in 2010, and the Korean remake, described as an action drama, is gearing up to start shooting this summer. The adaptation will be called... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three more teasers for Three Musketeers
by | July 26, 2014 | 39 Comments
javabeans: Why do tvN teasers spend so much time and money to tell us nothing about its dramas? girlfriday: I DON’T KNOW. javabeans: By now we’ve seen six, read ‘em, six whole teasers for Three Musketeers, and all I know is that there will be swords and fighting. Apparently in a curtain shop. girlfriday: Yes,... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episode 7
by | July 25, 2014 | 141 Comments
There are so many love geometries in this drama that it’s a wonder how anyone remains friends. And yet, the unlikeliest of bromances emerges in this episode, because things weren’t complicated enough for the heroine who’s juggling an ex, a fake fiancé, and a noona-killer who all work in the same building—she has to get... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Sung decides not to become Iron Man
by | July 25, 2014 | 28 Comments
And there goes my reason for watching. I suppose the good or the bad of it depends on how much you were looking forward to Iron Man, KBS’s fall Wednesday-Thursday drama about a hero who sprouts knives from his body. Ji Sung (Secret) was being courted to headline the fantasy series as its superhero, but... More »
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First script read for tvN rom-com My Secret Hotel
by | July 23, 2014 | 33 Comments
New romantic-comedy murder mystery My Secret Hotel is headed to tvN on Mondays and Tuesdays in about a month, and the first teaser is out along with stills of the cast gathered for the first script read. Besides being excited for the romantic entanglements of Yoo Inna (You From Another Star), Jin Yi-han (A New... More »


Drama Casting & News
High School King of Savvy confirms extension
by | July 22, 2014 | 41 Comments
I guess the universe decided that our high school corporate director had a little more maturing to do before we send him off into the sunset. Cable network tvN’s current Monday-Tuesday drama High School King of Savvy has confirmed a two-episode extension for the series, which will technically only include one extra episode and then... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episode 5
by | July 21, 2014 | 117 Comments
The contract romance fairy dust starts to work its magic on our not-a-couple, because as we all know, acting like you’re in love has a way of making you feel all the attendant highs and lows anyway. To make matters even more complicated, a real romance comes along to threaten the fake one, and our... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kisses and post-breakup bitterness in Discovery of Romance
by | July 21, 2014 | 42 Comments
The great thing about a rom-com where your lead characters are exes is that you can just go ahead and start the promo with lovey-dovey cuteness — the happier they are at the outset, the harder they fall. The first set of teasers are out for KBS’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Discovery of Romance, showing Eric... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episodes 1-2
by | July 18, 2014 | 136 Comments
Now that my recap slate has freed up, I can finally turn my attention to something new. Marriage Not Dating is the newest Friday-Saturday offering from tvN, and I’ve been enjoying it immensely for its witty banter, laugh-out-loud humor, and its refreshing take on romance. Not to mention that there’s a hilarious contract relationship in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Rain considers new SBS drama Song For You
by | July 18, 2014 | 55 Comments
It’s just an early offer, but Rain is reportedly considering the new SBS drama Song For You, the latest project from the PD-writer team behind Dr. Champ and Scent of a Woman. I guess that means his other possible drama project Indian Summer fizzled out in development, because it’s been months since we heard anything... More »
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