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Drama Casting & News
Im Joo-hwan, Ryu Seung-soo for fantasy historical drama
by | October 28, 2014 | 28 Comments
MBC’s next Monday-Tuesday fantasy romance drama Shine or Go Crazy is still waiting on leads Jang Hyuk (Fated To Love You) and Oh Yeon-seo (Jang Bori Is Here) to confirm, but offers are now out to potential supporting cast members Im Joo-hwan (Watch Out For Fools, What’s Up) and Ryu Seung-soo (Wonderful Season, Empire of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Rae-won courted to headline legal thriller Punch
by | October 28, 2014 | 13 Comments
There was some kind of backstage drama going on at SBS over the last day, because stories started to come out that its December Monday-Tuesday drama Punch was going to be replaced by a different series altogether. One mad scramble (and who knows what Anthony-esque string-pulling stunt) later, Punch is now back on the winter... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 11
by | October 27, 2014 | 13 Comments
Ack, is it already time to start shattering the prince’s trust in his father? I know that on a basic level this is what the entire show is about, but is it asking for too much to delay the process for as long as humanly possible? What if we run out of tears—what will you... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo In-gook as incognito prince in King’s Face
by | October 27, 2014 | 48 Comments
I did honestly wonder if The King’s Face would ever make it to production; it was touch and go for a while there with plagiarism accusations hanging in the air and injunctions filed, but cameras are rolling on the set of the new KBS fusion historical drama. Lead actor Seo In-gook joined the drama’s shoots... More »


Drama Casting & News
Who wants to be a Pinocchio
by | October 27, 2014 | 82 Comments
javabeans: Hey, have you seen this? Here, watch the teaser for Pinocchio. girlfriday: That… was the lamest thing ever. javabeans: Wasn’t it? I just had to share. girlfriday: Twenty-four seconds, please. javabeans: Er? girlfriday: That’s the time you now owe me. javabeans: Hey, I can’t be held responsible for all the bad suggestions of mine... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 3
by | October 26, 2014 | 122 Comments
Hey guys, I’m just filling in for today, but I’m happy to pick up an episode of Misaeng, which is fast becoming one of my favorite shows of the year. It’s clear now why the original webtoon is so beloved—this show takes the most mundane minutiae of office life and turns it into something universal... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Joo-won’s ugly duckling transformation in Fashion King
by | October 24, 2014 | 54 Comments
I’m pretty sure this movie is going to be one big crock o’ crazy, but I’m planning to watch it for the visual shock alone. Will you get a load of Joo-won? It’s a little hard to adjust when I’m already so used to seeing him as a very poised classical music student in Cantabile... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Eun-hye and Park Shi-hoo courted for romance melodrama
by | October 24, 2014 | 151 Comments
A new Korean-Chinese-Japanese co-production film is in the works — a romance melodrama called After Love — and offers are currently out to Yoon Eun-hye (Mi-rae’s Choice) and Park Shi-hoo (Alice in Cheongdam-dong) to costar. Both actors are considering for now, but prospects look favorable that they’ll sign on. All that’s known about the premise... More »


Drama Casting & News
First script read for Pinocchio’s newbie news reporters
by | October 23, 2014 | 73 Comments
We’re finally off and running on Pinocchio, the newest drama from the PD-writer team behind I Hear Your Voice that’s getting ready for a November broadcast on SBS. The cast of city desk reporters gathered for the show’s first script read, led by stars Lee Jong-seok (Doctor Stranger) and Park Shin-hye (Heirs). The coming-of-age drama... More »


Drama Casting & News
Grandpa Shin Ha-kyun goes back to his youth in Mr. Back
by | October 23, 2014 | 25 Comments
So it turns out that the title of MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama really IS Mr. Back (we’ve been calling it Mr. Baek until now). I guess I should’ve known the punny title would win out — it is dramaland, after all. The fantasy romantic comedy stars Shin Ha-kyun (All About My Romance) as a 70-year-old... More »


Drama Casting & News
The ladies of Legendary Witch get incarcerated
by | October 22, 2014 | 28 Comments
MBC’s newest weekend drama Legendary Witch premieres this weekend, and the premise is actually really intriguing, and not your standard weekend family fare. Han Ji-hye (Full Sun) stars as the heroine who gets wrongly imprisoned and bonds with a group of women while in jail. They get out and band together to start a bakery... More »