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Drama Casting & News
Jang Geun-seok, Im Ji-yeon, Yeo Jin-gu for Joseon gambling drama
by | January 25, 2016 | 73 Comments
A gambling drama set in Joseon? Well it’s not the same old, same old, I’ll give it that. SBS has a new series in the works called Jackpot (Daebak), a fusion sageuk described as a “Joseon All In” about a card shark prince who dreams of revenge and risks everything to go up against the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cast lineup confirmed for youth romance Cinderella and the Four Knights
by | January 22, 2016 | 59 Comments
Jung Il-woo, Park So-dam, Ahn Jae-hyun Sohn Na-eun, Lee Jung-shin, Choi Min With a few more additions, the main cast members have been secured for the new teen romance drama Cinderella and the Four Knights, the series formerly called You’re the First that was courting Jung Il-woo (Records of a Night Watchman), Ahn Jae-hyun (Blood),... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ryu Joon-yeol, Kim Ah-joong join Jo In-sung’s movie The King
by | January 21, 2016 | 72 Comments
It hasn’t even been a week and already I MISS YOUR FACE. Thankfully I’m not the only one suffering from a severe lack of Ryu Joon-yeol in my life, because the offers have been pouring in left and right (as they have for all the breakout stars of Answer Me 1988), and yay for us,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho courted by City Hunter PD, You From Another Star writer
by | January 21, 2016 | 215 Comments
Aaaaaaah! I don’t want to count chickens before they’ve hatched because I’m sure Lee Min-ho (Heirs) gets offers to come back to dramaland five times a day, but he’s currently entertaining an offer to headline writer Park Ji-eun’s next drama. He’s not likely to turn down a reunion with his beloved City Hunter PD Jin... More »

Drama Casting & News
Escape from the afterlife train in Come Back Ajusshi’s first teaser
by | January 20, 2016 | 46 Comments
Here’s our first peek at SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Come Back Ajusshi (formerly called Goodbye My Beloved), the “human fantasy comedy” about two ajusshis who get the chance to come back from the dead and tend to some unfinished business by possessing the bodies of Rain (She’s So Lovable) and Oh Yeon-seo (Shine or Go... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Ki-kwang, Lee Yeol-eum to play leads’ teen years in MBC’s Monster
by | January 20, 2016 | 54 Comments
Wait, what? You’re going to cast Lee Ki-kwang, born in 1990, as the teenage version of Seo Kang-joon, born in 1993? I’m no math expert, but that seems wrong. MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Monster still hasn’t confirmed its leads — offers are out to Hwang Jung-eum (She Was Pretty) and Seo Kang-joon (Cheese in the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jang Nara’s faux ’90s idol group for One More Happy Ending
by | January 19, 2016 | 89 Comments
This show’s teasers haven’t really wowed me, but this one cracks me up. MBC’s new romantic comedy One More Happy Ending premieres tomorrow, and the latest teaser is a fake music video for the ’90s idol girl group that our leading characters were a part of. Our four leading ladies are Jang Nara, Yoo Inna,... More »

Drama Recaps
Cheese in the Trap: Episode 5
by | January 18, 2016 | 309 Comments
Yay, now I can join the Cheese party! This show is a nice gust of fresh air, and I’ve really been enjoying its contemplative, slice-of-life feel, especially the way it handles heavy themes and light romance with equal skill, without ever having to veer into melodramatic territory or stray from its thoughtful, slightly off-kilter tone.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Seo In-gook, Sooyoung for new OCN comic crime drama
by | January 18, 2016 | 91 Comments
Ooh, Seo In-gook in a comic crime drama? I’m in! I know he just did I Remember You, which was a crime procedural of sorts, but Seo In-gook and comedy will always be the winning combination in my book. He’s entertaining an offer to headline the newest drama from OCN’s hit writer Han Jung-hoon (Bad... More »

Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Iceland: Episode 3
by | January 17, 2016 | 46 Comments
javabeans: So Haneul joins the party in Iceland, and after the group makes dinner in their apartment, they decide to head out to see what Friday night out is like. They all get ready to head out, with Jung-seok checking himself in the mirror, Sang-hoon asking for skin cream, and Jung Woo… did he just... More »

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