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Drama Casting & News
Seo In-gook courted to headline King’s Face
by | August 12, 2014 | 55 Comments
I’m not surprised in the least that drama producers are chomping at the bit to get Seo In-gook locked down for his next project the second that High School King of Savvy is in his rearview mirror. He’s having his moment, and it’s well-deserved. Next up for the actor might be the fusion sageuk The... More »


Drama Casting & News
My Secret Hotel’s love triangle gets into its groove
by | August 12, 2014 | 54 Comments
Another set of new dramas is heading our way next week, and I’m terribly eager to watch the first episode of tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama My Secret Hotel, mostly out of plain curiosity to see what a “killing romance” is, and how they settle on the tone of the genre-mashup between murder mystery and romantic... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Dong-wook becomes Iron Man
by | August 8, 2014 | 66 Comments
Well that only took forever. We were gettin’ down to the wire here, and I started to fear that Joseon Gunman’s extension had to do with its follow-up drama’s drama. But KBS’s upcoming supernatural series Iron Man finally has its hero in Lee Dong-wook, who’s just barely coming off the set of his last drama... More »


Drama Casting & News
She’s So Lovable adds more friends and love rivals
by | August 7, 2014 | 21 Comments
We’ve got more casting additions to SBS’s new music industry drama She’s So Lovable, starring Rain as a songwriter-producer agency president and Krystal (Heirs) as an aspiring singer. Following Im Joo-eun’s recent exit from the love triangle, actress Cha Ye-ryun (Gold Rainbow) has signed on to play the heroine’s rival, which makes it a reunion... More »


Drama Casting & News
A romance and a curse for every decade in Plus Nine Boys
by | August 6, 2014 | 50 Comments
I really like the concept of this drama, so I hope it’s as cute and funny as it looks. Coming-of-age comedy Plus Nine Boys is headed to tvN in late August, and tells the story of four boys each stuck in the ninth year of their age bracket and cursed to be unlucky in love... More »


Drama Recaps
High School King of Savvy: Episode 15
by | August 5, 2014 | 160 Comments
Hey guys, I’m just filling in for an episode and dramallama and purplecow will be back to finish off the show. Luck tends to be on my side when I’m the ringer, and today’s episode is no exception—it’s probably the best hour of High School King of Savvy yet, full of emotional payoffs, climactic showdowns,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Healer secures cast, KBS reshuffles fall/winter lineup
by | August 5, 2014 | 25 Comments
KBS seems to have gotten its ducks in a row now, after the maybe-casting and maybe-programming rounds for fall/winter dramas Healer and The King’s Face. The Wednesday-Thursday slot following Iron Man (which comes after Joseon Gunman) will go to The King’s Face, the fusion sageuk adaptation of The Face Reader that’s currently courting Sohn Ye-jin... More »


Drama Recaps
Records of a Night Watchman: Episode 1
by | August 4, 2014 | 132 Comments
MBC’s new supernatural fusion sageuk Records of a Night Watchman premiered today, and I don’t know if it’s because I set my expectations really low (or because the really terrible trailers made me), but the show is off to a decent start. Granted, it’s a world filled with ghosts, magic, and dragons—you have to be... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Je-hoon’s first day on set as Crown Prince Sado
by | August 4, 2014 | 28 Comments
Isn’t it nice when actors come back from army and just roll straight onto a drama set as if no time has passed at all? Thanks to two movies that were released during his enlistment and his immediate return to dramaland with Secret Door, Lee Je-hoon has managed to make his time away pass like... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episode 9
by | August 1, 2014 | 137 Comments
One overnight trip sends everyone’s relationship status into turmoil, which shouldn’t really be a surprise given how many ulterior motives are floating around in this love hexagon. I’d say the true miracle is that they even last 24 hours without coming to blows. You’ll be amazed at how many shirts come off and how many... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sohn Ye-jin considers dramaland comeback in King’s Face
by | August 1, 2014 | 25 Comments
I wondered if this project had fizzled, but it looks like it’s back on: There was talk last year of a drama adaptation of the hit blockbuster fusion sageuk The Face Reader, which was planning to head to the small screen in the latter half of this year. The drama version will be called The... More »