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Drama Casting & News
Trot Lovers busts out the sequins
by | June 5, 2014 | 37 Comments
You really can’t have a drama about trot singers and leave out the sequins, can you? It just wouldn’t be right. Here’s another batch of stills from KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Trot Lovers, featuring second leads, fateful first encounters, and our trot-loving heroine’s penchant for sparkly outfits. Please tell me it’s something she’s wearing for... More »

Drama Casting & News
High School King of Savvy fakes it till he makes it
by | June 5, 2014 | 40 Comments
I love the teasers for this show. I know other tvN dramas have taken to doing these totally nonsensical dance teasers, but the ones for High School King of Savvy are so adorable. Leads Seo In-gook and Lee Hana do this awesomely dorky jig that cracks me up. I hope the show is this goofy,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jo Seung-woo and Lee Byung-heon become political Insiders
by | June 4, 2014 | 24 Comments
Well I’m suddenly very interested in this movie. Lee Byung-heon (RED: The Legend, Masquerade) will be starring in the dark political thriller Insiders, and Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift-14 Days) has just signed on to join him. That’s a hell of a match-up from two very charismatic actors; plus, there’s so much pretty, I don’t know... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo considers reunion with Kwon Sang-woo in Temptation
by | June 4, 2014 | 73 Comments
Okay seriously, what is in the water these days? The Hallyu 1.0 reunion tour is starting to become a rake gag. Will there never be a new coupling in dramaland ever again? SBS’s new melodrama Temptation is now courting Choi Ji-woo to star, which would reunite her with leading man Kwon Sang-woo eleven years after... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo gets bad daddy and hostile hyung in Night Watchman
by | June 3, 2014 | 52 Comments
We’ve got more cast additions to MBC’s fantasy sageuk The Records of a Night Watchman, which stars Jung Il-woo as a bad boy prince who moonlights as a ghostbusting night watchman: Choi Won-young, aka hot dad in Heirs and evil chaebol in Three Days, will be playing the hero’s loving father and righteous king who... More »

Drama Casting & News
Election preemptions for Wednesday dramas
by | June 2, 2014 | 42 Comments
Poutyface. Regional elections will be held in Korea on Wednesday, June 4, which means drama preemptions for current Wednesday-Thursday shows You’re All Surrounded and A New Leaf this week. Both SBS and MBC will be airing special election coverage that night, which means we’ll have to wait till Thursday for new drama episodes. This is... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Min-ki as underworld upstart in For the Emperor
by | June 1, 2014 | 37 Comments
It wouldn’t be a complete season in Chungmuro without a Busan gangster flick on the roster. Here’s Lee Min-ki (Monster) and Park Sung-woong (Tabloid) facing off in the stylish noir For the Emperor, about a mob boss and the young protege who grows dangerously ambitious and starts to covet the boss’s life. I suppose that’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chun Jung-myung’s OCN thriller gets summer premiere
by | May 30, 2014 | 16 Comments
This drama changes its name every other day so there’s no telling what it’ll be called by the time it airs, but for now OCN’s next crime thriller formerly known as Crying Game (for all of two minutes), and also Ten Days Ago, is called Reset, and it’s moving up its timetable for a summer... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 8
by | May 29, 2014 | 119 Comments
Romance really starts to complicate the relationships in the precinct, and mixed signals do a number on everyone in this episode. We take some baby steps forward in the love department, and then proceed to trip backwards, naturally, because being grown up and growing up are two different things entirely. We also take a big... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cameras roll on the set of Fated To Love You
by | May 29, 2014 | 92 Comments
Here’s our first peek at Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara’s big dramaland reunion in the summer rom-com Fated to Love You. The new MBC drama began shooting the leads’ first scenes, featuring Jang Nara as the lowly office grunt who gets the morning coffee, and Jang Hyuk as the posh chaebol who wears sunglasses indoors,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Trot Lovers starts making some music
by | May 29, 2014 | 57 Comments
Production is underway for KBS’s next Monday-Tuesday drama Trot Lovers, starring Jung Eun-ji (That Winter the Wind Blows) and Ji Hyun-woo (Queen Inhyun’s Man) in an opposites-attract romantic comedy about a girl’s journey to becoming a trot singer. The stills below are from the drama’s first shoots with the leads and the script read with... More »