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Drama Casting & News
High-speed thrills for hire in action drama Healer
by | December 2, 2014 | 37 Comments
I don’t know how this happened, but somehow it’s already December, and KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Healer is premiering in a week. New teasers continue in the same vein — secret missions and high-flying action — but this time we get a sneak peek at how our three main characters might end up entangled in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seung-gi, Im Ji-yeon drop Kill Me, Heal Me
by | December 2, 2014 | 118 Comments
What is going on with the casting drama in dramaland lately? Between Kill Me, Heal Me and Blood, it’ll be a miracle if half of the early 2015 dramas premiere on time. Both Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded) and Im Ji-yeon (Obsessed) were offered leading roles in MBC’s upcoming split-personality drama Kill Me, Heal Me,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Sohn Ye-jin up for historical film opposite Lee Jung-jae
by | December 1, 2014 | 18 Comments
I hope this casting sticks, because Sohn Ye-jin (Shark) and Lee Jung-jae (Big Match) pairing up for a sweeping sageuk would make my day. Sohn Ye-jin has been offered the leading role in the historical film Princess Deokhye, about the tumultuous life of the last princess of Joseon. Lee Jung-jae is being courted to play... More »


Drama Casting & News
Blood: Jung Il-woo out, Ahn Jae-hyun in?
by | December 1, 2014 | 88 Comments
Hm, having some trouble locking down a vampire hero, are we? I know that Yoo Yeon-seok and Jung Il-woo were only entertaining offers to headline KBS’s new vampire medical drama Blood, but when a series has this much trouble casting, it always makes me wonder what’s wrong with it. After Yoo Yeon-seok passed on the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Moon Chae-won plays Lee Seung-gi hot and cold in Today’s Love
by | November 29, 2014 | 79 Comments
I’ve been looking forward to this romantic comedy for a while, but it looks even funnier than I’d hoped. The first teaser is out for the movie Today’s Love, starring Brilliant Legacy costars Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor) and Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded) as friends who ride that confusing line between just friends and something... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS secret agent thriller Spy rounds out cast
by | November 28, 2014 | 129 Comments
Jaejoong, Go Sung-hee You know, I really wish this drama had picked a different title — for a drama about spies, it’s a little lacking in covert slickness. KBS’s new Friday night drama Spy has secured its leading cast, and plans to enter production shortly. Idol actor Kim Jaejoong (Triangle) will be headlining as expected,... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 6
by | November 28, 2014 | 124 Comments
It’s an episode about rivalries every which way imaginable, between romantic rivals, TV networks, rookie teams, and the shouty sunbaes who train them. The newbies get sent into the field for the first time on their own, and as expected, it’s a jungle out there. I’m not even sure if they’re fighting each other, their... More »


Drama Casting & News
Season 2 talk for Misaeng the manhwa and the drama
by | November 27, 2014 | 54 Comments
If any drama could go on for multiple seasons, it’d be Misaeng, the slice-of-life workplace series that’s become cable network tvN’s newest sensation. Expectations were high from the start for the adaptation based on a cult hit manhwa, and it translated into both critical acclaim and ratings success (Episode 12 that aired last Saturday recorded... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 5
by | November 26, 2014 | 85 Comments
Now that feelings are getting mixed up with warring agendas, things start to get complicated in a good way, and more is left unsaid than ever before. Sadly for our heroine, even denial leads to hiccups, which means she either has to confess her feelings, or be stuck hiccupping for the rest of her life.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Go Soo, Sol Kyung-gu offered suspense thriller Lucid Dream
by | November 26, 2014 | 10 Comments
This is a cool concept that just got more interesting after the announcement that Go Soo (Empire of Gold) might headline: The new movie Lucid Dream will be about a father who revisits his dreams in order to parse together clues to save his kidnapped child. It’s a suspense thriller produced by NEW and helmed... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Rae-won’s war on corruption begins on Punch
by | November 26, 2014 | 20 Comments
The first teaser is out for SBS’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Punch, the newest project from writer Park Kyung-soo of The Chaser and Empire of Gold. Kim Rae-won stars in the legal thriller as prosecutor who finds out that he has six months left to live, and decides to use his remaining time to expose the... More »