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Drama Casting & News
Mom and dad spy hijinks for Sweet Savage Family’s first teaser
by | October 29, 2015 | 35 Comments
The first teaser is out for MBC’s new mob family comedy Sweet Savage Family, the drama spinoff of the comedy film franchise Marrying the Mafia. It stars Jung Jun-ho as a mob boss who runs a whole city’s underground, but gets treated like a second-class citizen in his own home. They’re definitely going for a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1994 meets Answer Me 1988
by | October 28, 2015 | 34 Comments
Oppa-yaaaaaa! Answer Me 1994’s Jung Woo and Go Ara made a surprise visit to the set of Answer Me 1988, which I hope means that we’ll be seeing a cameo from them in the newest installment of the series. Worlds would collide, given how many actors are in both shows, but that’s just the sort... More »

Drama Recaps
Awl: Episode 1
by | October 27, 2015 | 43 Comments
JTBC’s new manhwa adaptation Awl premiered this weekend, and I was impressed with the result: a thoughtfully written, sharply directed story about everyday workers fighting for fair treatment in an unfair corporate world. It’s no surprise that it’s being touted as the next Misaeng, because it has a very similar focus on the plight of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kang Haneul courted for Korean remake of Bu Bu Jing Xin
by | October 27, 2015 | 91 Comments
Casting is underway for the Korean drama remake of the Chinese fusion sageuk Bu Bu Jing Xin (also known as Scarlet Heart), the new series helmed by PD Kim Kyu-tae of It’s Okay, It’s Love and That Winter, The Wind Blows. The remake, called Moon Lovers, currently has an offer out to Kang Haneul (Misaeng)... More »

Drama Casting & News
Empress Ki writer returns with new series for MBC
by | October 26, 2015 | 51 Comments
Hit drama writer Jang Young-chul of the epics Empress Ki and Giant (also Incarnation of Money and the hilarious History of a Salaryman) is headed back to MBC for his next series, another 50-episode epic called Tyrant. It’ll still deal with history, as is his style, but this one is a contemporary drama that goes... More »

Drama Casting & News
Liar Game PD-writer team reunites for new tvN drama
by | October 26, 2015 | 85 Comments
And A#R*&%$*!!G#^@ it’s not Liar Game 2. WHY NOT, tvN?! WHY. NOT. I don’t know if it’s good news or bad news that the writer-director team behind Liar Game is doing a new drama. On the one hand, I loved that show so I’m bound to like whatever they put out next. On the other,... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Sang-yoon: On becoming a grade-schooler, dancing for his craft, and the power of hair
by | October 25, 2015 | 104 Comments
It’s only been a week since tvN’s ajumma-turned-college-freshman romantic comedy Twenty Again wrapped, but lead actor Lee Sang-yoon has already done a gazillion interviews and been on a vacation. Who feels lazy? The heartwarming series, starring Choi Ji-woo as a woman who rediscovers herself at 38, was another hit for the cable network’s Friday-Saturday drama... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Im Soo-jung courted to join Jo In-sung in The King
by | October 23, 2015 | 19 Comments
There might be good news about this movie, and bad news about this movie, though neither side is fully confirmed. The good news: The upcoming film The King starring Jo In-sung (It’s Okay, It’s Love) might be gaining a leading lady in Im Soo-jung (Perfect Proposal). The bad news: The production house is having some... More »

Drama Casting & News
New Noh Hee-kyung drama Dear My Friends lines up cast
by | October 22, 2015 | 47 Comments
Go Hyun-jung, Jo In-sung, Shin Sung-woo, Lee Kwang-soo, Sung Dong-il We’ve finally got a title and a cast for the latest drama from writer Noh Hee-kyung (It’s Okay, It’s Love, That Winter, the Wind Blows) headed to cable network tvN this coming spring. The drama about the elderly and their “twilight youth” is called Dear... More »

Celebrity News
Choi Jin-hyuk discharged from army early due to knee injury
by | October 21, 2015 | 44 Comments
Oh no, it’s usually happy news to hear of actors coming back from army duty, but this is unfortunate. Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice, Fated To Love You) has been discharged from the army on disability after only seven months of active duty. It was announced on October 21 that the army officially discharged him... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Jung-woo confirms grim reaper role in fantasy movie
by | October 20, 2015 | 17 Comments
…And Kim Woo-bin does not, sadly. The two actors were both offered leading roles in the new fantasy manhwa adaptation With the Gods, but Ha Jung-woo is the only one who signed on in the end. There was also a wave of headlines that Won Bin dropped out of the project, but he was hardly... More »

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