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Drama Casting & News
Yoon Shi-yoon looks at new human drama Strongest Deliveryman
by | November 21, 2016 | 49 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon has been on a great post-army trajectory this past year with a dramatic turn in the JTBC fantasy sageuk Mirror of the Witch, and a chance to showcase his funny real-life persona on KBS mainstay variety show 1 Night 2 Days; next up for him might be headlining a new underdog human drama... More »


Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 2
by | November 17, 2016 | 258 Comments
I’m really loving the tonal pendulum of this show, which is both sadder and funnier than I expected, but so well executed in both extremes. The comedy really ramps up in this second hour, sending us on a totally ridiculous farce of a chase that has me in stitches. But no matter how outlandish the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Namgoong Min courted to become quirky boss Chief Kim
by | November 17, 2016 | 35 Comments
With all the other potential Hong Gil-dongs squared away (Ji Sung seems on the verge of signing on to Defendant, while Yoon Kyun-sang has snatched up the lead in Rebel Hong Gil-dong), I had wondered about Namgoong Min (Beautiful Gong Shim), but it looks like he might be headlining a drama of his own (Woot!),... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon Kyun-sang, Chae Soo-bin sign on for Rebel Hong Gil-dong
by | November 16, 2016 | 115 Comments
At last, we have a cast in place for MBC’s new fusion sageuk Rebel Hong Gil-dong, and I’m really excited to see this pairing: Yoon Kyun-sang (Doctors) has signed on to play the legendary Joseon folk hero Hong Gil-dong, and Chae Soo-bin (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) will play his leading lady. It’ll be the first... More »


Drama Casting & News
Introverted Boss lines up support staff and romantic rivals
by | November 14, 2016 | 23 Comments
Gong Seung-yeon, Heo Jung-min, Yeh Ji-won I’ve heard a lot of good things about rising actress Gong Seung-yeon (Master–God of Noodle, Six Flying Dragons), so I’m looking forward to seeing her in tvN’s new romantic comedy drama Introverted Boss, from the PD-writer team behind Marriage Not Dating. The opposites-attract comedy stars Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jong-seok, Suzy in talks to reunite with writer Park Hye-ryun
by | November 13, 2016 | 331 Comments
Yay, a new Park Hye-ryun drama is on the way! The hit writer of I Hear Your Voice, Pinocchio, Dream High, and Page Turner is coming back with a new drama called While You Were Sleeping, which is tentatively being planned for a spring 2017 broadcast. Park Hye-ryun’s go-to leading man Lee Jong-seok (W–Two Worlds)... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: November 11, 2016
by | November 11, 2016 | 70 Comments
Yook Sung-jae Here’s our first peek at Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara) in tvN’s upcoming fantasy drama The Lonely, Shining Goblin, where he plays a chaebol heir whose family has served the goblin as vassals for thirteen generations. Gong Yoo stars as the mysterious goblin who aims to end his immortal life, and Yook... More »


Drama Casting & News
The con man meets his match in Oh My Geum-bi
by | November 8, 2016 | 40 Comments
This isn’t a show with huge stars, but I can already tell that the story will squeeze my heart and steal my tears. KBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Oh My Geum-bi is the heartwarming story of an aimless con man who’s set straight when he meets the daughter he never knew he had. It looks like... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Hye-soo, Yoon Park for tvN rom-com Introverted Boss
by | November 8, 2016 | 53 Comments
This is a bit of a surprise: Rookie actress Park Hye-soo (Age of Youth, Yong-pal) has already nabbed her first leading role in the new tvN romantic comedy Introverted Boss, opposite Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love). The new drama from the PD-writer team behind Marriage Not Dating has confirmed that the two actors have... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon Kyun-sang in talks to headline Rebel Hong Gil-dong
by | November 7, 2016 | 49 Comments
This is only a slight possibility, but there’s talk of Yoon Kyun-sang (Doctors, Six Flying Dragons) being offered the leading role in MBC’s new fusion sageuk Rebel Hong Gil-dong. Yoon reportedly took a meeting with PD Kim Jin-man (Kill Me, Heal Me) about the drama, but when news broke that he was offered the title... More »