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Drama Casting & News
2016 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2016 | 144 Comments
It’s time to close out 2016 with the Big 3 broadcaster award ceremonies, beginning with the MBC Drama Awards (KBS and SBS will hold their ceremonies tomorrow). The station awards are always a mixed bag, since you’ll never get a representative sample of dramaland by splitting up all the shows by broadcaster, but it’s a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Go Ah-sung in talks to headline new MBC office drama
by | December 30, 2016 | 18 Comments
It’s always good news when a talented actress is headed back to dramaland. Go Ah-sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine) has been offered the leading role in MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday series, a workplace drama about a rookie employee called Radiant Office. While the young actress been keeping busy with films (A Melody to Remember, Right... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 13
by | December 28, 2016 | 217 Comments
Ah, so cute. If only neurotic stream of consciousness were always the way to get the person you love to be direct and swoony. Forget mermaids and reincarnations; that’s fantasy right there. I’m pretty sure I would never want to know if someone could hear my thoughts, for fear I’d die of mortification, but I... More »

Drama Casting & News
Signal writer teams with A Hard Day director for new sageuk Kingdom
by | December 28, 2016 | 103 Comments
Exciting news! Acclaimed writer Kim Eun-hee of Signal, Three Days, Ghost, and Sign is in talks to team up with director Kim Sung-hoon of award-winning films A Hard Day and Tunnel for her next drama. The new historical series is called Kingdom, and plans to be shot more like an 8-episode movie rather than a... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS to adapt Moon/Sun, Sungkyunkwan author’s newest novel
by | December 27, 2016 | 225 Comments
The Moon That Embraces the Sun and Sungkyunkwan Scandal were both highly successful drama adaptations that were based on author Jung Eun-kwol’s novels, so it’s no wonder that SBS snapped up the rights to the author’s most recent work, called Hong Chun-gi. The new novel is another fanciful reimagining of history set in Joseon, much... More »

Drama Recaps
The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 7
by | December 23, 2016 | 322 Comments
The housemates at casa de goblin are becoming their own strange little family one baby step at a time, and their awkward and hilarious friendship, semi-peaceful coexistence, or whatever it may be is definitely the best part of this show. It helps that everyone’s maturity level is about the same, because apparently if there’s one... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo sign on for manhunt thriller Golden Slumber
by | December 23, 2016 | 26 Comments
This’ll be quite the lineup for the new film remake of Golden Slumber, a thriller based on the Isaka Kotaro novel of the same name that follows the harrowing chase of an everyman wrongfully accused of assassinating the prime minister. Kang Dong-won (Master) has signed on to headline, and Han Hyo-joo (Love, Lies) is confirmed... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 11
by | December 21, 2016 | 118 Comments
I like that this show tends to feel lighthearted overall, even when there are ardent storylines and heavier beats throughout. There’s just a bright energy to the funny that I find infectious, and I think the characters really light up whenever they’re allowed to dive into the feel-good comedy, and there’s a natural romantic development... More »

Drama Casting & News
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim in talks for extension
by | December 21, 2016 | 62 Comments
There’s a possible extension in the works for SBS’s hit Monday-Tuesday drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, which will (sadly) be pre-empted next Monday, December 26 for a special broadcast of SBS’s Award Festival music program. Because of the pre-emption, the drama is considering a 1-episode extension to even out the broadcast schedule, which would bring... More »

Drama Casting & News
Wallflower boss meets social butterfly in tvN’s Introverted Boss
by | December 20, 2016 | 36 Comments
Heh, the poster concept for this show is very literal and cute. New tvN opposites-attract rom-com Introverted Boss has released its first posters and a new set of teasers, all highlighting the vast personality difference between an extremely introverted boss and his extroverted employee. Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love) reunites with the PD-writer team... More »