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Drama Casting & News
Petty jealousy revs up on Producer’s morning commute
by | April 20, 2015 | 95 Comments
I thought they’d be playing up Cha Tae-hyun’s 1 Night 2 Days connection in the first teaser for KBS’s new showbiz drama Producer, but I like this light and fun conceptual teaser a lot — it doesn’t show any scenes from the drama to come, but we get a cute introduction to all four leads... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kam Woo-sung courted to be Lee Young-ae’s leading man
by | April 17, 2015 | 30 Comments
Now that Lee Young-ae (Dae Jang Geum) has confirmed her drama comeback in the biopic Saimdang, The Herstory, the casting rounds have begun to find her leading man. The offer is currently out to Kam Woo-sung (My Spring Days) to co-star, which would mark his first sageuk in five years since he headlined King Geunchogo.... More »


Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 10
by | April 16, 2015 | 103 Comments
There is so much awesome in this episode. And by awesome, I mean Bok-dong, who has totally earned his chance to shine. I’m considering it a nice reward since I’ve been holding my breath since the cliffhanger at the end of the last episode. Today we’re done dancing around the secrets and the confrontations, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Go Sung-hee courted to become Kim Mu-yeol’s Beautiful Bride
by | April 16, 2015 | 60 Comments
…Not to be confused with Kim Mu-yeol’s real-life bride Yoon Seung-ah, of course. Go Sung-hee (Spy, Records of a Night Watchman) is considering an offer to join the cast of OCN’s next Saturday night thriller My Beautiful Bride alongside lead actors Kim Mu-yeol (Eungyo) and Lee Shi-young (Golden Cross). Tags: Go Sung-hee... More »


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Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the first day of School
by | April 15, 2015 | 31 Comments
Based on the first teaser, I’d guess that Who Are You—School 2015 is going to be lighter than its predecessors in the School franchise, even though we’ve been told repeatedly that this year’s spin is the mystery genre angle. It’s just that Bruno Mars doesn’t exactly scream mystery thriller. Maybe Angry Mom really did corner... More »


Drama Casting & News
Winter Sonata gets sequel 13 years later
by | April 14, 2015 | 105 Comments
Just when you think you’ve seen everything under the sun being made and remade (and recycled and rehashed) for television, there’s news that dramaland is going back in time to 2002 to revive one of its most iconic Hallyu hits, Winter Sonata. Have we officially run out of ideas, people? A sequel called Winter Sonata... More »


Drama Casting & News
Will Hello Monster finally find its profiler hero in Seo In-gook?
by | April 14, 2015 | 90 Comments
Why can’t a drama hang on to a leading actor these days? Between Hello Monster and Scholar Who Walks the Night (and a half-dozen other spring/summer dramas), I can hardly keep a drama cast straight anymore because it’ll just change on me tomorrow. The last we heard, KBS’s new crime-thriller-meets-rom-com Hello Monster was courting Lee... More »


Drama Casting & News
First script read for Hong sisters drama Warm and Cozy
by | April 13, 2015 | 67 Comments
Woohoo, production is underway for the new Hong sisters rom-com Warm and Cozy, which reunites the writing team with the PD of Best Love. The creative reunion makes me doubly excited for this new drama, since Best Love was the last time they were pee-your-pants funny. Stars Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) and Kang So-ra... More »


Drama Casting & News
High School King of Savvy team returns with new tvN drama
by | April 11, 2015 | 22 Comments
Oh I’m excited to get more from this PD-writer team: PD Yoo Je-won and writer Yang Hee-seung, the crew behind tvN’s hit 2014 drama High School King of Savvy, will be making a comeback this summer with a new series. The only thing we know about the show so far is the title, Love and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Vampire kisses and Yeo Jin-gu tears in Orange Marmalade’s first teaser
by | April 10, 2015 | 81 Comments
Ugh, nobody cries like Yeo Jin-gu. I wasn’t anticipating much from KBS’s new supernatural teen drama Orange Marmalade, but then they went ahead and made Yeo Jin-gu cry, and now I’m interested. The show’s first teaser is like a taste of a music video of the angsty romance to come, between human high-schooler Yeo Jin-gu... More »


Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 8
by | April 9, 2015 | 125 Comments
We focus almost entirely on the students and Kang-ja’s quest to right wrongs from the inside, and it makes for a great episode. It isn’t anything new to point out that the world is corrupt, but watching children accept that as fact is another thing entirely, and the wave of disillusionment just makes Kang-ja more... More »