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Lee Bo-young, Lee Sang-yoon lead script read for SBS’s Whisper
by | March 7, 2017 | 54 Comments
I’m looking forward to a few of the spring dramas, but this is the one I’m most excited about. Punch, Empire of Gold, and Chaser writer Park Kyung-soo is reuniting with the PD of Punch for a new series on SBS called Whisper, and the first production stills have been released of the cast and... More »

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Man to Man teases James Bond cat and mouse games
by | March 1, 2017 | 69 Comments
It’s finally here—the first teaser for JTBC’s new spy bromance drama Man to Man. It’s a frustratingly teensy glimpse at the two leads, but am I going to complain about Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) and Park Sung-woong (Remember–Son’s War) in tuxedos? I think not. The pre-produced series from PD Lee Chang-min (Remember–Son’s War)... More »

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Time-slipping to catch a killer in OCN’s Tunnel
by | February 28, 2017 | 36 Comments
It’s analogue-meets-CSI in OCN’s newest crime thriller Tunnel, where 1980s detective Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice) travels to the present day via wormhole tunnel and clashes with prickly elite detective Yoon Hyun-min (Beautiful Mind). On the upside, they’re both good guys who are after the same killer, the mysterious culprit in a thirty-year string of... More »

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Kim So-hyun to make special appearance in While You Were Sleeping
by | February 27, 2017 | 78 Comments
The cast for writer Park Hye-ryun’s new fantasy legal drama While You Were Sleeping already seems like a reunion tour from her past shows, with Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio, I Hear Your Voice), Suzy (Dream High), and Shin Jae-ha (Page Turner, Pinocchio) signed on, but now it really feels complete with a special appearance from Kim... More »

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Moon Chae-won considers Criminal Minds opposite Lee Jun-ki
by | February 23, 2017 | 167 Comments
Oh, I like this better. The Korean remake of CBS’s FBI profiling drama Criminal Minds is still courting Lee Jun-ki (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) to headline, but Kim Ah-joong must’ve turned down the starring role opposite him, because an offer is now out to Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black). This is a pairing I’d... More »

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MBC lines up fall rom-com No Sex and the City
by | February 22, 2017 | 97 Comments
Yup, you read that right. I don’t know what the appeal of Sex and the City would be without the sex, but apparently we’re going to find out. A new drama called No Sex and the City is being planned for a fall broadcast on MBC, about three thirtysomething virgins who fall in love for... More »

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SBS’s Defendant gets 2-episode extension
by | February 21, 2017 | 41 Comments
Does this mean that Ji Sung has to spend two more episodes on death row? Because that doesn’t sound like a good time for his character. SBS’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Defendant has confirmed a 2-episode extension, which isn’t a huge surprise given that the legal thriller is a certified hit for the network. It broke... More »

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Answer Me PD returns with new tvN series Prison this fall
by | February 20, 2017 | 60 Comments
This is a welcome change. As much I like the Answer Me franchise, I do think it’s time for the creators to branch out and do something new, so it’s exciting news to hear that PD Shin Won-ho (Answer Me 1988, Answer Me 1994, Answer Me 1997) will be returning to tvN this fall with... More »

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Gong Myung, Krystal, Yang Se-jong up for Bride of the Water God
by | February 20, 2017 | 120 Comments
Gong Myung, Krystal, Yang Se-jong I guess Bride of the Water God 2017 is going on a casting spree today. Krystal (She’s So Lovable, Heirs), Gong Myung (Drinking Solo, Entertainer), and Yang Se-jong (Saimdang Light’s Diary, Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim) are the latest to receive offers for tvN’s modern-day spinoff adaptation of the popular manhwa,... More »

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Shin Se-kyung up for leading role in Bride of the Water God 2017
by | February 19, 2017 | 154 Comments
I was sad when Moon Chae-won turned down the leading role in tvN’s upcoming manhwa remake Bride of the Water God 2017 over a week ago, but it looks like the production is back on track with an offer out to Shin Se-kyung (Six Flying Dragons) to headline in the title role. She’s considering favorably,... More »