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Drama Casting & News
MBC preempts Wednesday’s episode of A New Leaf
by | May 28, 2014 | 41 Comments
The MBC prime time drama block has been preempted for a special World Cup send-off game, which means there will be no new episodes of A New Leaf, Shining Romance, and Mother’s Garden on Wednesday, May 28. I get that dramas have to be preempted for big events once in a while (grumble, grumble), but... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
50th Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 27, 2014 | 192 Comments
Spread the love around must’ve been this year’s mantra at the 50th annual Baeksang Awards, where the (somewhat) best of both film and television come to pick up shiny trophies. Once you get past the initial Huh, what, why? of the nominee list, the winners list is no surprise. There wasn’t a big sweep by... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Joo Ji-hoon reunites with Antique Bakery director
by | May 27, 2014 | 25 Comments
It’s not a done deal yet, but there’s a strong chance Joo Ji-hoon (Medical Top Team) will be reuniting with Antique Bakery director Min Kyu-dong in his newest project, a sageuk called The King’s Advisor. Joo Ji-hoon must just be really close to Min Kyu-dong and Hong Ji-young (they’re a married director couple and Joo... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yunho becomes sword-wielding Night Watchman
by | May 26, 2014 | 267 Comments
girlfriday: NoooooooooOOOOOooooo. Yunho is the latest addition to MBC’s fantasy sageuk The Records of a Night Watchman. javabeans: I… am going to be positive about this. I have to be positive about this. My mental health depends on it. girlfriday: Positive. Right. Searching for the silver lining… javabeans: Maybe he took acting lessons? Maybe he... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eric and Jung Yumi confirm Discovery of Romance
by | May 26, 2014 | 58 Comments
The reunion bug is officially an epidemic this year. Jung Yumi (God of the Workplace) and Eric (Myung-wol the Spy) have both confirmed the new KBS romantic comedy Discovery of Romance, where they’ll play–wait for it–reunited lovers. How’s that for art imitating life? The ex-costars of 2007′s Que Sera Sera will be reigniting some sparks... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo, Go Sung-hee for Night Watchman
by | May 26, 2014 | 57 Comments
Woohoo, most glorious mane of glory, here we come! Jung Il-woo (Gold Rainbow) has confirmed that he’ll be headlining the new supernatural fusion sageuk The Records of a Night Watchman due out this summer on MBC. I’m pretty sure it’s not enough time for him to grow out his Iljimae hair, but I suppose we... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chun Jung-myung and Kim So-hyun pair up for OCN thriller
by | May 23, 2014 | 32 Comments
I know what you’re thinking: He could be her father! Technically, I don’t know whether he’s going to play her love interest, her dad, a killer, or a cop, but in any case Chun Jung-myung (Queen of the Night) and Kim So-hyun (Suspicious Housekeeper) are in talks to play the leads in cable network OCN’s... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 6
by | May 22, 2014 | 80 Comments
The good guys find out that the hardest thing about being the good guys is that the bad guys always cheat to win. Our rookies start to wonder if what they do will ever make a difference, and their superhero leader picks the worst timing to lose his cool. If his temper is any indication,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oh Jung-se and Yook Sung-jae confirm Plus Nine Boys
by | May 22, 2014 | 28 Comments
We’ve got two leads signed on for tvN’s new drama Plus Nine Boys, named for the 9-, 19-, 29-, and 39-year-old characters at the center of the story. Funny film actor and constant dramaland sidekick Oh Jung-se (who’s currently cracking me up in every episode of A New Leaf) has confirmed that he’ll play the... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 5
by | May 21, 2014 | 66 Comments
Despite our hero’s attempts to remain a cold fish, the team starts to gel in its own bumbling way when a case becomes more important than petty arguments. Pan-seok starts to show a softer side that recalls a glimmer of the young earnest detective he once was, and in turn the rookies start to show... More »

Drama Casting & News
Han Groo stars opposite Yeon Woo-jin in tvN rom-com
by | May 21, 2014 | 60 Comments
Ah, I like this pairing better. The new tvN romantic comedy Marriage Not Dating has secured its leading cast, and Yeon Woo-jin (When a Man Loves, Arang and the Magistrate) will be starring, as expected. An early round of casting initially had him paired with Honey Lee, but in the end it was up-and-comer Han... More »