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Drama Casting & News
Hwang Jung-eum confirms MBC rom-com Lucky Romance
by | March 22, 2016 | 78 Comments
MBC’s probably got another rom-com hit on their hands now that Hwang Jung-eum (She Was Pretty, Kill Me, Heal Me) has officially accepted the offer to headline Lucky Romance, an adaptation of a quirky webtoon about a luck-obsessed heroine, a penny-pinching landlord, and a plot to cure a streak of bad luck with a one-night... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Kyun-sang up for SBS drama Doctors
by | March 21, 2016 | 83 Comments
Is Yoon Kyun-sang just going to take up permanent residence at SBS? All four of the dramas he’s been in including his debut have been at the network — Faith, Pinocchio, The Time I’ve Loved You, and the currently-airing Six Flying Dragons, where he’s kicking ass and taking names. Now he’s in talks to take... More »

Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 5
by | March 19, 2016 | 108 Comments
javabeans: Well, it finally happened and a Na PD show got hit with criticism after last week’s episode aired. It’s mostly settled by now and it feels like people are ready to move on, but for a few days there was a wave of discontent over what audiences perceived as unmannerly behavior by the youths,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jo Jin-woong to reunite with Kundo, Nameless Gangster director
by | March 18, 2016 | 34 Comments
I know, I already miss seeing Jo Jin-woong’s face every week in Signal. It’s impossible not to, after his performance in that show. But the good news is that he’s got a whole slew of new movies lined up to premiere this year, tvN’s remake of Entourage on the way (where he’ll play the Ari... More »

Drama Recaps
Goodbye Mr. Black: Episode 2
by | March 17, 2016 | 106 Comments
This is definitely more of what I wanted from Goodbye Mr. Black—our hero on the run, pushed to the brink with nowhere to go and everyone closing in on him. He was less interesting as the perfect golden boy who had it all, but now that we’re starting to see a glimpse of what he’ll... More »

Drama Casting & News
Song, dance, and the pursuit of happiness for Neighborhood Lawyer
by | March 17, 2016 | 37 Comments
Based on premise alone, I haven’t really been clamoring to watch KBS’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday law drama Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho, but the teasers are definitely weird and intriguing, enough to make me wonder if the show will have an interesting farcical bent to it. The webtoon adaptation starring Park Shin-yang (Sign) and Kang So-ra (Warm... More »

Drama Casting & News
Girl Who Sees Smells team heads to SBS weekends with new idol drama
by | March 17, 2016 | 26 Comments
The PD-writer team behind the supernatural cop-thriller-romance Girl Who Sees Smells is back with a new series, this time a showbiz drama about idols. The show formerly known as Dance With You has a new title and a timeslot on SBS — it’s now called Beauty and the Beast (though half the press releases are... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ji Sung confirms new SBS showbiz drama Entertainer
by | March 16, 2016 | 79 Comments
Yay, I was hoping Ji Sung would choose something light and fun for his next project. The Daesang-winning actor (for last year’s Kill Me, Heal Me) has signed on to headline SBS’s new warm human success story Entertainer, about an agent in the music industry and the ragtag band of young hopefuls that he represents.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Choi Woo-shik, Ahn Seo-hyun up for Bong Joon-ho’s monster movie Okja
by | March 16, 2016 | 35 Comments
Well this seems like a good reason to pass on the Entourage remake. Choi Woo-shik (Ho-gu’s Love) is in talks to join director Bong Joon-ho’s next international co-production, a monster movie called Okja about a country girl who befriends a strange creature. It sounds like A Werewolf Boy, but knowing Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, Mother, The... More »

Drama Casting & News
Mask, Secret writer returns to SBS with new revenge melodrama
by | March 15, 2016 | 49 Comments
We’ve got another revenge melo on the way from writer Choi Ho-chul, who made waves with his first drama Secret over at KBS, and then followed it up with the Su Ae chaebol doppelganger drama Mask on SBS last year. This time he’s returning to SBS with a new drama described as “the male version... More »
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