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Drama Casting & News
IU courted to reunite with Kim Soo-hyun in Producer
by | March 2, 2015 | 90 Comments
Well, you had me at Cha Tae-hyun, but I won’t say no if you just keep casting people I like. KBS’s new drama about varietyland called Producer has an offer out to singer-actress IU (Pretty Man, You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin) to play the leading lady, opposite Kim Soo-hyun in a possible Dream High reunion.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cha Tae-hyun to play veteran variety PD to Kim Soo-hyun’s rookie
by | February 28, 2015 | 120 Comments
OH. I like this. I like it a lot. KBS’s new drama Producer isn’t settling for one male lead, because why have one when you can have two? Right on the heels of announcing Kim Soo-hyun’s potential reunion with the writer of You From Another Star in her newest drama, Cha Tae-hyun (Jeon Woo-chi) has... More »


Drama Casting & News
Moon/Sun PD returns with webtoon adaptation Michelin Star
by | February 27, 2015 | 26 Comments
Was there ever a time when dramas weren’t always webtoons first? We’ve got another adaptation in the pipeline, and this one comes from director Kim Do-hoon of the mega-hit fusion historical drama The Moon That Embraces the Sun (he also did Medical Top Team after that, but no one counts that one; he’ll pretty much... More »


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Big 3 consider cutting back weeknight prime time miniseries
by | February 27, 2015 | 215 Comments
There’s a possibility that we’ll be seeing fewer weeknight dramas on the TV timetable in our future. The Big 3 broadcasters — KBS, MBC, SBS — are reportedly in talks to discuss programming alternatives to the current prime time drama schedule, ranging from adjusting the 10 PM drama hour, to cutting back on the number... More »


Drama Recaps
Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 12
by | February 26, 2015 | 68 Comments
I like the emotional depth that we get when Robin gets backed into a corner. A journey towards healthy acceptance for Seo-jin becomes a life-and-death fight for Robin, and now everyone else is caught between them whether they want to be or not. And after being convinced that Robin is the good one and Seo-jin... More »


Drama Recaps
Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 11
by | February 25, 2015 | 102 Comments
Everything gets turned upside-down in this episode, as confessions begin to unfurl left and right. Whatever happened to good old-fashioned lying through your teeth? The peaceful coexistence between Robin and Seo-jin is threatened, though nothing is quite as confusing as Seo-jin’s sudden… niceness, leaving Hana completely spun around. And they say a leopard can’t change... More »


Drama Casting & News
School 2015 in the works at KBS
by | February 25, 2015 | 77 Comments
Sigh, I miss the days of School 2013. It was such earnest, unbridled, furious man-love — er, boy-love — with little else to get in the way. The good news is that we’re about to get another installment of the high school drama franchise that began in the ’90s and launched dozens of careers. The... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Jung-se headlines new Mnet drama about cohabitating couples
by | February 24, 2015 | 24 Comments
With successful musical dramas Monstar and Persevere, Gu Hae-ra under its belt, cable network Mnet is planning to turn out more original drama content in the coming year. The station’s first venture away from musical shows will be The Lover, a drama about various couples that are living together in different units of an apartment... More »


Drama Casting & News
Su Ae considers return to dramaland in SBS’s Mask
by | February 24, 2015 | 85 Comments
Turning down that movie with Rain might not be such bad news after all, because now Su Ae (Yawang) is looking at the small screen for next project. She’s being courted to headline SBS’s late-spring Wednesday-Thursday series Mask, the newest drama from the writer of Secret. A hit melo writer with a melodrama heavyweight like... More »
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The misadventures of three generations of Unkind Women
by | February 20, 2015 | 65 Comments
I’m still curious about KBS’s decision to make Unkind Women a Wednesday-Thursday show when everything about it screams family weekend drama. That’s not a bad thing — it just follows a pretty familiar pattern that I’m used to seeing in longer-running shows on Saturdays and Sundays. The series is about three generations of hot-blooded women... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Woo-bin and Kang Haneul turn Twenty
by | February 20, 2015 | 54 Comments
I wasn’t all that excited about the prospect of Kim Woo-bin and Kang Haneul reverting to their Heirs characters (*shudder, twitch, shudder*), but thankfully there isn’t a shred of that here. Their new coming-of-age comedy Twenty is a pretty honest look at real guys and real friendships at the age of twenty — in all... More »