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Drama Casting & News
Marrying the Mafia drama adaptation Sweet Family lines up cast
by | September 10, 2015 | 17 Comments
Jung Jun-ho, Moon Jung-hee, Jung Woong-in There hasn’t been much movement on the drama adaptation of the comedy film franchise Marrying the Mafia since it was first announced as a possiblity, but now it has a new title and a confirmed timeslot, and is back to casting. The drama previously known as The Man With... More »

Drama Casting & News
Seo Ye-ji, VIXX’s Hongbin for youth drama Murim School
by | September 10, 2015 | 120 Comments
Seo Ye-ji (Last, Superdaddy Yeol) and VIXX’s Hongbin (Feel-Good Day) are the latest additions to KBS’s “global campus youth action romance drama” Murim School. The series was initially courting Lee Hyun-woo and Yook Sung-jae to headline, but as we know, Yook Sung-jae has already moved on to SBS’s Village instead. There’s still no official word... More »

Drama Casting & News
The dragons take flight
by | September 9, 2015 | 35 Comments
Well that was fast. I asked for a teaser with Kim Myung-min and Yoo Ah-in in the same frame, and it’s here. I would also like a billion dollars and a pony, just in case that works. The latest teaser for SBS’s sageuk epic Six Flying Dragons is out, and it features the long-awaited meeting... More »

Drama Casting & News
Character teaser roll call for all Six Flying Dragons
by | September 8, 2015 | 70 Comments
Kim Myung-min! Here’s the Six Flying Dragons teaser I’ve been waiting for. The first teaser gave us a glimpse of Yoo Ah-in as future King Taejong of Joseon, and now we have character teasers for the five other “dragons” who will help shape the fate of the nation. (You can skip the first half of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Soo-hyuk courted to join OCN’s Neighborhood Hero
by | September 8, 2015 | 47 Comments
Park Shi-hoo’s comeback drama Neighborhood Hero has an offer out to Lee Soo-hyuk (Scholar Who Walks the Night, Valid Love) to join the cast, and for now he’s in the “considering it” stage. The offer is reportedly for a leading role, but sadly there seem to be no details about what character he’s up to... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
New Journey to the West: Episodes 1-5
by | September 7, 2015 | 86 Comments
javabeans: Na PD’s new online variety show New Journey to the West premiered on Friday, and my main question is: Was anybody able to watch it? girlfriday: I had to do some digging to get my hands on it, which was annoying. For an internet broadcast, this show is strangely difficult to watch on the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Han Ji-min, Shin Sung-rok join occupation-era blockbuster
by | September 7, 2015 | 27 Comments
Casting is back in full swing for Secret Agent, the latest action movie from director Kim Ji-woon (I Saw the Devil, The Good, the Bad, the Weird), starring Song Kang-ho (The Attorney) and Gong Yoo (The Suspect). Hm, I’m still excited about this lineup, but now I wonder how this 1930s occupation-era blockbuster will differentiate... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jo Jin-woong to reunite with Lee Je-hoon in tvN’s Signal
by | September 7, 2015 | 19 Comments
It’s been nearly two years since Jo Jin-woong (Assassination) last took a break from films to do a drama (the melodrama Full Sun with Yoon Kye-sang), but it looks he might be returning next year in tvN’s new crime thriller Signal. The latest drama from PD Kim Won-seok (Misaeng) and writer Kim Eun-hee (Sign, Three... More »

Drama Recaps
Twenty Again: Episode 3
by | September 4, 2015 | 103 Comments
It’s no easy business being twenty, even the second time around. Our ajumma freshman takes a long hard look at her life up until now, and comes up pretty short when she measures up the last twenty years. Thankfully it gives her a fresh outlook on how to spend what little time she has left... More »

Drama Recaps
Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 18
by | September 3, 2015 | 95 Comments
It’s a lovely episode about confronting your worst fears and choosing to fight the good fight, no matter how dismal things seem right now. Our hero loses faith in his own humanity, but that’s when the people around him begin to step up in some impressive ways, proving that sometimes, having someone to protect isn’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
She Was Pretty on the cover of a magazine
by | September 3, 2015 | 64 Comments
Well at least She Was Pretty is getting some mileage out of its fashion magazine setting — the character posters are an array of magazine cover spreads for the leading characters, and the main poster is a cute use of Hwang Jung-eum’s face on a cover, used to shield her supposedly ugly “real” face in... More »