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Drama Casting & News
School 2015 still without leading man, courts Yook Sung-jae to star
by | March 31, 2015 | 41 Comments
Okay, so leading man-boy might be more accurate for a series like Who Are You–School 2015, but the point is that the drama can’t seem to keep a leading actor interested for more than a week. First Kang Min-hyuk, then Nam Joo-hyuk, and now KBS’s next Monday-Tuesday drama still doesn’t have a leading man for... More »


Celebrity News
Oh Snap! Jaejoong, Choi Jin-hyuk, Sungmin off to army
by | March 31, 2015 | 56 Comments
And more of dramaland’s leading men head off to the army… It was a triple header on March 31, as Jaejoong (Spy, Triangle), Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice, Fated To Love You), and Super Junior’s Sungmin reported for active duty. Both Jaejoong and Choi Jin-hyuk opted to enter basic training quietly, and posted pictures online... More »


Drama Casting & News
From shark to sappy romantic in Falling for Innocence
by | March 30, 2015 | 50 Comments
Every time I see more promo materials for JTBC’s new heart transplant melodrama Falling for Innocence, the funnier and cuter it looks. The drama is about Jung Kyung-ho literally trading hearts with Kim So-yeon’s boyfriend (played by Jin Gu), which makes him go from a cold corporate shark that she finds insufferable, to a sappy... More »


Drama Casting & News
New drama from Heartless City writer courts Lee Shi-young, Kim Mu-yeol
by | March 27, 2015 | 40 Comments
It’s a cable lovechild, if you will: a director from tvN and a writer from JTBC have spawned a new drama for OCN. Writer Yoo Sung-yeol of the noir crime thriller Heartless City is penning a new drama called My Beautiful Bride over at crime thriller headquarters, otherwise known as cable network OCN. The PD... More »


Drama Recaps
Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 20 (Final)
by | March 26, 2015 | 149 Comments
On the one hand, the finale of Hyde, Jekyll, Me finally gives me what I’ve been wanting from the show. On the other, I’ve been waiting for nineteen episodes for this stuff to happen, which kind of takes the punch out of getting what I want. It’s time to face the music and decide once... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo Sang-wook and Kim Sun-ah for new KBS vigilante drama
by | March 26, 2015 | 87 Comments
Okay, why does the mental picture of Joo Sang-wook as a caped crusader immediately give me the giggles? Maybe it’s because he’s been letting loose in a string of rom-coms lately (Birth of a Beauty, Sly and Single Again), but I can so picture him in a ridiculous hero costume involving mostly tights. Technically, the... More »


Drama Recaps
Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 19
by | March 25, 2015 | 102 Comments
No matter how much Seo-jin has come to accept Robin as his own person, we knew that he would have to heal eventually. As much as we’re rooting for Seo-jin to be strong enough to stand on his own, it’s tough to see how terrified Robin is about vanishing completely. But the truth is that... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nam Joo-hyuk up for first starring role in School 2015
by | March 25, 2015 | 43 Comments
I’m not sure if Nam Joo-hyuk is quite leading man material yet, but I guess that’s the beauty of the School series — it takes newbies and spits them out stars. The 21-year-old model has been making quite the splash on cable in the JTBC variety show I’m Going To School, along with a supporting... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hyeri in contention for Answer Me 1988
by | March 24, 2015 | 84 Comments
Erm, am I missing something? Is Hyeri good in things that aren’t Hyde, Jekyll, Me? Granted, that’s the one and only project I’ve seen her in (and maybe you guys will tell me that she’s wonderful in her cable drama Seonam Girls’ High Investigation Unit), but I can’t say that I’m excited to hear that... More »


Drama Casting & News
Changmin makes sageuk debut in Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | March 24, 2015 | 128 Comments
girlfriday: Ummm… I don’t know how to tell you this, but Changmin is going to star in Scholar Who Walks the Night. javabeans: … girlfriday: Hello… hello…? javabeans: I… have too many feelings inside of me and they’re all screaming. Do you mean the Changmin I’m thinking of, or has there been the birth of... More »


Drama Casting & News
School 2015: Lee Yubi out, Kim So-hyun in?
by | March 24, 2015 | 95 Comments
Casting changes are afoot for KBS’s coming-of-age drama Who Are You–School 2015: Both Lee Yubi (Pinocchio) and Kang Min-hyuk (Heirs) declined the leading roles that they were offered, so the search continues for the next fresh-faced stars to headline the drama about high school students and their real-world problems. The news gets better though, because... More »