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Drama Casting & News
Hidden tears in Secret Door’s character posters
by | September 1, 2014 | 30 Comments
If Lee Je-hoon is already making me sad with his crying-but-not-crying character poster, I don’t know how I’m going to survive all of Secret Door without getting my heart crushed. The fusion historical drama is a re-imagining of the legendary tale of the most troubled father-son relationship in Joseon history, between King Yeongjo (Han Seok-kyu)... More »


Drama Casting & News
Spring Days brings second chance at life and love
by | August 29, 2014 | 35 Comments
It looks like we’ll have a sweet, uplifting human drama on our hands with MBC’s My Spring Days. Though it’s a melodrama about a man whose life falls apart with the death of his wife and a woman who faces a terminal illness, the story is about second chances as they find their way to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Rain-soaked puppy love in She’s So Lovable
by | August 28, 2014 | 84 Comments
Here’s our first glimpse of Rain’s dramaland comeback in She’s So Lovable, SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama about future idol singers and the agency that turns them into stars. They really should’ve just called the drama Idol Factory, though maybe that’s just my wishful thinking that if we’re going to have a drama about idols, it... More »
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Drama Casting & News
PD Lee Yoon-jung returns with romantic comedy for tvN
by | August 27, 2014 | 42 Comments
There’s been a mass exodus of drama talent to cable networks in the last few years and especially in the last few months, and among those who made the big headlines was PD Lee Yoon-jung, of Coffee Prince, Triple, and Taereung National Village. She ended her contract with MBC in May and made the move... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 4
by | August 26, 2014 | 38 Comments
girlfriday: Hee-yeol and Juck go wandering through the big square at night and decide they suddenly need scarves, and the saleslady suddenly puts this awesomely large hat on top of Hee-yeol’s head, and then comes back to add a sparkly skirt. Do you think they just have fun messing with tourists like this? javabeans: Yes.... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS full steam ahead with King’s Face, casts Jo Yoon-hee to star
by | August 26, 2014 | 28 Comments
Recent controversy doesn’t seem to have derailed KBS, accusations of plagiarism and lawsuits be damned. On August 25, producers of the 2013 movie The Face Reader filed for an injunction against KBS for their unauthorized drama remake The King’s Face, alleging that KBS met with them to make the drama, backed out of the deal,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Pants-dropping highs and bickering lows in My Love My Bride
by | August 25, 2014 | 27 Comments
Gah, I can’t wait for this movie to come out. Jo Jung-seok (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin) and Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate) are getting hitched this fall in the romantic comedy My Love My Bride, a remake of the 1990 movie starring Choi Jin-shil and Park Joong-hoon. They play newlyweds who go from... More »


Drama Casting & News
Face Reader producers file injunction against KBS for King’s Face
by | August 25, 2014 | 19 Comments
It’s possible we won’t be seeing The King’s Face on KBS this fall, as originally planned. The drama adaptation of the 2013 film The Face Reader was scheduled to air in November and was courting Seo In-gook to headline. But on August 25, The Face Reader’s production company, Jupiter Film, filed for an injunction claiming... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episode 15
by | August 22, 2014 | 96 Comments
As it always is with this couple, whether fake or real, the greatest obstacle they face is family. Ki-tae thinks confrontation can be avoided, but Jang-mi has learned a thing or two about relationships, and knows that there is no difference between marriage and dating when it comes to Mom. The root of the problem... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jong-seok and Park Shin-hye courted for Pinocchio
by | August 21, 2014 | 152 Comments
Okay, this is one reunion I’m rooting for in dramaland: Lee Jong-seok is considering a reunion with the PD-writer team behind I Hear Your Voice, for their new fall drama Pinocchio. It might actually wash out the part of my brain that went mushy trying to hold onto some semblance of sanity while watching Doctor... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Jung-soo cast as Iron Man’s loyal bodyguard
by | August 20, 2014 | 42 Comments
Why does a man covered in knives need a bodyguard, you might ask? It’s a good question. Maybe he’s not so good at controlling his new knife-sprouting abilities and needs a babysitter? Han Jung-soo has joined the cast of KBS’s new supernatural drama Iron Man, where he’ll play Lee Dong-wook’s faithful secretary-bodyguard who goes everywhere... More »