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Drama Casting & News
Travelers sign up for Lee Yeon-hee’s guided tour in JTBC’s The Package
by | August 2, 2016 | 62 Comments
Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Yeon-hee, Choi Woo-shik The cast has been confirmed for JTBC’s new drama The Package, and it’s an interesting mix of actors that they’ve gathered for this ensemble travel drama. I can’t say I’m very excited by Lee Yeon-hee (Hwajeong) teaming up with Jung Yong-hwa (Three Musketeers) — they seem similar, but not... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Sung considers SBS prison break thriller Defendant
by | August 2, 2016 | 57 Comments
You had me at Ji Sung. I know, I was excited when he was cast in Entertainer too and that drama ended up being a waste of his talents, but this one is a fugitive thriller! From one of the writers of City Hunter! I think it’s safe to get a little excited, no? Ji... More »
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Drama Casting & News
The reign of blood begins in Scarlet Heart’s first teaser
by | August 1, 2016 | 209 Comments
Oh, is it finally time for official teasers? Here’s our first peek at SBS’s time-travel fantasy sageuk Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo, starring IU as a 21st-century woman who travels back to the early Goryeo era, and Lee Jun-ki as the prince she’ll fall in love with. The teaser, titled “Monarch of Blood,” is stylish... More »


Drama Recaps
W–Two Worlds: Episode 4
by | July 28, 2016 | 802 Comments
This show blows my miiiiiiiiiiiind. Every new episode blows it up, puts the pieces back together, and then blows it up all over again. Just when I thought I had gotten a handle on the rules of the two universes and the way the story would go, our heroine does something to change the hero’s... More »


Drama Recaps
W–Two Worlds: Episode 3
by | July 27, 2016 | 406 Comments
It’s another fun episode of inter-dimensional hijinks, with even more embarrassment than last time. Apparently no one taught our heroine the concept of conflict escalation, because if every time you wanted to leave the manhwa world, you had to top the last exit you made… well, it leaves her with some pretty interesting (not to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon-ah reconsiders tvN bodyguard drama K2
by | July 26, 2016 | 188 Comments
Huh. Well it’s certainly not every day that someone turns down a project before the casting announcement gains any traction, and then positively reconsiders the same drama a week later, but that’s exactly what’s going on with tvN’s upcoming bodyguard romance drama K2. Girls’ Generation’s Yoon-ah (Prime Minister and I) is up for the lead... More »


Drama Casting & News
Crossdressing confusion begins in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | July 25, 2016 | 75 Comments
Ah finally. Here’s a glimpse at the budding romance between prince Park Bo-gum and his crossdressing eunuch Kim Yoo-jung in KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday historical drama, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds. The newest teaser is a montage of swoony moments for the couple, who start out as tentative friends, and then become increasingly confused by their feelings... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won, Yoo Ah-in up for new film from director of Poetry
by | July 25, 2016 | 31 Comments
Critically acclaimed writer-director Lee Chang-dong (Poetry, Secret Sunshine, Oasis, Peppermint Candy) is gearing up for his first film in seven years since 2010’s award-winning Poetry, and there’s early talk of Kang Dong-won (A Violent Prosecutor, The Priests) and Yoo Ah-in (Like for Likes, The Throne) being courted for the leading roles. YES, PLEASE.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cinderella is determined to turn her knights into a happy family
by | July 25, 2016 | 62 Comments
I have no idea why a chaebol chairman would hire a girl to move into his mansion and turn his prickly grandsons into a familial unit, but this is the basis of tvN’s new youth romantic comedy Cinderella and the Four Knights. I guess rich people do all sorts of crazy inexplicable things, so we’ll... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS lines up jailbreak thriller Defendant for fall
by | July 22, 2016 | 42 Comments
There’s a new drama in the works from writer Choi Su-jin of City Hunter and PD Jo Young-kwang of 49 Days, Yawang, and Hyde, Jekyll, Me, and it’s headed to SBS this fall. Writer Choi was one of two scriptwriters on City Hunter, so I don’t want to get my hopes up too high, but... More »