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Youthful love and big dreams in Weightlifting Fairy’s first teaser
by | October 24, 2016 | 39 Comments
There’s a warm, sunny energy to the first teaser for MBC’s new youth sports drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju, which introduces the fluttering excitement between two young athletes training to achieve their dreams. Lee Sung-kyung (Doctors) takes on her first leading role as weightlifter Kim Bok-ju, a shy girl with a passionate heart who’s only... More »

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The ardent love of the world’s last mermaid in Legend of the Blue Sea
by | October 18, 2016 | 104 Comments
The first teaser is out for SBS’s upcoming fantasy romance Legend of the Blue Sea, and the tone is unexpectedly sad and wistful, as we’re introduced to the abiding love between a man and a mermaid that spans centuries. This is our first peek at the highly anticipated four-way team-up between stars Jeon Ji-hyun (You... More »

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Han Ye-seul up to play spirited lawyer in new drama Defendant
by | October 18, 2016 | 27 Comments
Han Ye-seul (Madam Antoine, Birth of a Beauty) has played everything from a quack fortuneteller to an amnesiac chaebol to a North Korean spy, but I’m having a hard time picturing her in a normal job like lawyer or doctor. It looks like she might diverge from her beaten path of bright rom-com heroines though,... More »

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Lee Sung-kyung becomes cheerful Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju
by | October 17, 2016 | 66 Comments
You know, she still doesn’t look anything like a weightlifter, but at least there’s some effort on Lee Sung-kyung’s part not to look like a model. It’s something, and I hope the physical transformation means good things for her first leading role in MBC’s new youth sports drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju. Here’s our first... More »

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Turn off the lights, the Goblin is coming
by | October 13, 2016 | 66 Comments
Okay, now that’s more like it. The first few glimpses we’ve had of Gong Yoo (Big) in his new tvN fantasy romance The Lonely, Shining Goblin have been pretty, but not all that different from any other drama hero he’s played. But in the newest teaser for the series, the spine-tingly factor has been turned... More »

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Ji Sung considers MBC’s Rebel Hong Gil-dong, SBS’s Defendant
by | October 13, 2016 | 37 Comments
Oh interesting… maybe Namgoong Min (Remember–Son’s War) won’t be playing the title role in MBC’s Rebel Hong Gil-dong, because Ji Sung (Entertainer) has now been offered the lead in the fusion sageuk, which would reunite him with Kill Me, Heal Me PD Kim Jin-man. It’s unclear whether Namgoong Min was offered a different role altogether... More »

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Honey Lee in talks to join fusion sageuk Rebel Hong Gil-dong
by | October 12, 2016 | 22 Comments
It seems like Honey Lee is on a pattern of alternating between comedies and historical dramas—she put in a surprisingly funny performance in the outlandish comedy Modern Farmer, then played a femme fatale queen in the fusion sageuk Shine Or Go Crazy, and followed that up with body-swap comedy Come Back, Ajusshi, where she had... More »

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Jang Hyuk up to chase a serial killer in OCN’s The Voice
by | October 11, 2016 | 94 Comments
You know, as soon as I saw that Jang Hyuk (Beautiful Mind) was up for OCN’s new crime thriller The Voice, I thought it would mean two very big changes for the drama—that it’d switch gears from being female-centric to male-centric, and that Bae Doo-na (Tunnel) would be out. I’m not at all upset about... More »

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Yoo Seung-ho’s Ruler–Master of the Mask in talks to air on MBC in spring
by | October 10, 2016 | 27 Comments
I think this drama is still a ways off from finalizing its air date, but there’s a new update on the upcoming sageuk Ruler–Master of the Mask, the drama courting Yoo Seung-ho (Remember–Son’s War) to headline. It’s being considered for a Wednesday-Thursday slot in March on MBC, and though the official stance is that nothing’s... More »

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Su Ae finds an intruder living in her house
by | October 10, 2016 | 56 Comments
Keh, the first teaser for KBS’s new rom-com The Man Living in Our House is adorable. In the upcoming series based on a webtoon, Su Ae (Mask) plays a flight attendant with anger issues who often drinks her troubles away until she’s red in the cheeks. Her troubles stem from wishy-washy boyfriend Kim Ji-hoon (Jang... More »