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Drama Casting & News
Sohn Ye-jin considers dramaland comeback in King’s Face
by | August 1, 2014 | 25 Comments
I wondered if this project had fizzled, but it looks like it’s back on: There was talk last year of a drama adaptation of the hit blockbuster fusion sageuk The Face Reader, which was planning to head to the small screen in the latter half of this year. The drama version will be called The... More »


Drama Casting & News
Infinite’s L courted to play Rain’s rival in She’s So Lovable
by | July 31, 2014 | 78 Comments
It looks like it’ll be an idol standoff for SBS’s new music-industry-set drama She’s So Lovable, which isn’t really a surprise given that the drama is about youths finding themselves through music. Rain has signed on to play the leading man and agency president who raises a pool of bright young talent, and Infinite’s L... More »
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Uhm Tae-woong courted for new tvN romance
by | July 30, 2014 | 55 Comments
Here’s a fall drama to look out for: writer Kim Do-woo of My Name Is Kim Sam-soon (also What’s Up, Fox? and Me Too, Flower!) is teaming up with PD Han Ji-seung of Alone in Love for a new romance drama on tvN. It’s called Valid Love, where “valid” is a homonym for the heroine’s... More »


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Seo Joon-young reunites with co-stars in Secret Door
by | July 29, 2014 | 19 Comments
Gah, this cast is so good, and it just keeps getting better. Getting Lee Je-hoon and Han Seok-kyu back together would seem to be the highlight of Secret Door’s casting reunion tour, but then you add Lee Je-hoon’s Bleak Night bestie Seo Joon-young (Unemployed Romance, Sirius) to the mix, and how do you expect me... More »


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Shim Eun-kyung confirms Nodame Cantabile remake
by | July 28, 2014 | 133 Comments
FINALLY. We have a heroine! After multiple rounds of casting news and false alarms, the Korean drama remake of Nodame Cantabile — called Cantabile Romance — has secured its leading lady. The fantastically talented Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny) has at last signed on to play Nodame, opposite Joo-won (Good Doctor) who has been attached to... More »


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Kim Jung-hoon headlines remake of Japanese drama
by | July 28, 2014 | 12 Comments
There’s a Korean-Japanese co-production in the works to remake Tetsu no Hone (Bones of Steel), based on the Ikeido Jun novel of the same name. The Japanese drama aired on NHK in 2010, and the Korean remake, described as an action drama, is gearing up to start shooting this summer. The adaptation will be called... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three more teasers for Three Musketeers
by | July 26, 2014 | 42 Comments
javabeans: Why do tvN teasers spend so much time and money to tell us nothing about its dramas? girlfriday: I DON’T KNOW. javabeans: By now we’ve seen six, read ‘em, six whole teasers for Three Musketeers, and all I know is that there will be swords and fighting. Apparently in a curtain shop. girlfriday: Yes,... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episode 7
by | July 25, 2014 | 144 Comments
There are so many love geometries in this drama that it’s a wonder how anyone remains friends. And yet, the unlikeliest of bromances emerges in this episode, because things weren’t complicated enough for the heroine who’s juggling an ex, a fake fiancé, and a noona-killer who all work in the same building—she has to get... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Sung decides not to become Iron Man
by | July 25, 2014 | 28 Comments
And there goes my reason for watching. I suppose the good or the bad of it depends on how much you were looking forward to Iron Man, KBS’s fall Wednesday-Thursday drama about a hero who sprouts knives from his body. Ji Sung (Secret) was being courted to headline the fantasy series as its superhero, but... More »
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First script read for tvN rom-com My Secret Hotel
by | July 23, 2014 | 34 Comments
New romantic-comedy murder mystery My Secret Hotel is headed to tvN on Mondays and Tuesdays in about a month, and the first teaser is out along with stills of the cast gathered for the first script read. Besides being excited for the romantic entanglements of Yoo Inna (You From Another Star), Jin Yi-han (A New... More »


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High School King of Savvy confirms extension
by | July 22, 2014 | 41 Comments
I guess the universe decided that our high school corporate director had a little more maturing to do before we send him off into the sunset. Cable network tvN’s current Monday-Tuesday drama High School King of Savvy has confirmed a two-episode extension for the series, which will technically only include one extra episode and then... More »