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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 »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo courted for ghostbusting sageuk Night Watchman
by | May 20, 2014 | 95 Comments
EEEEEEEE! Jung Il-woo starring in The Records of a Night Watchman? Whose palms do I need to grease to make this happen? The upcoming MBC supernatural fusion sageuk is already the summer drama I was most excited about, but if they can get Jung Il-woo (Gold Rainbow, The Moon That Embraces the Sun) to headline,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Cast lined up for detective thriller Chronicle of Malice
by | May 20, 2014 | 15 Comments
Thankfully this is a movie, because I don’t know how many more cop dramas I can watch in one year, and with this cast I’d have to watch. Sohn Hyun-joo (Three Days) will be returning to the big screen to headline a detective thriller for his next project, and Daniel Choi (Big Man) has signed... More »


Drama Casting & News
Eric and Jung Yumi up for possible dramaland reunion
by | May 20, 2014 | 75 Comments
Well, we’ve already got one pair of drama co-stars angsting together on the weekends, and another reuniting this summer. Why not make it a whole dramaland couples reunion tour? The offer is out to Eric (Myung-wol the Spy) to take the leading role opposite Jung Yumi (God of the Workplace) in her new romantic comedy... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS schedules Temptation to follow Doctor Stranger
by | May 19, 2014 | 48 Comments
Strangely, the summer SBS Monday-Tuesday slot is the only one that hasn’t been filled months in advance for some reason (though it could be argued they’re not late so much as the others were earlier than usual), but the network has announced the title that will follow Doctor Stranger this July. The new drama called... More »


Drama Casting & News
Trot Lovers secures leading foursome
by | May 19, 2014 | 50 Comments
Upcoming KBS rom-com Trot Lovers has secured its leading cast, headlined by Jung Eun-ji (That Winter The Wind Blows) who has signed on to star opposite Ji Hyun-woo (Queen Inhyun’s Man). Well I’m a happy camper; she’s adorable and talented and they’ll be buckets of cute together. They’ll be joined by second leads Shin Sung-rok... More »


Drama Casting & News
First stills from the set of It’s Okay, It’s Love
by | May 16, 2014 | 54 Comments
Here’s our first peek at the upcoming SBS melodrama It’s Okay, It’s Love, starring Gong Hyo-jin (Master’s Sun) and Jo In-sung (That Winter, The Wind Blows). Production is underway with a nice lengthy head start (its lead-in drama You’re All Surrounded has barely finished its second week on the air). It’s always a good sign... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 4
by | May 15, 2014 | 132 Comments
This is a great episode that hits a nice balance between emotional heft, situational comedy, and heartwarming growth for our main characters. The case of the day gets used in a thoughtful way that brings the team together and forces them to act as one whether they want to or not. It’s like mandatory group... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Young-kwang, Oh Jung-se courted for new tvN drama
by | May 15, 2014 | 44 Comments
Cable network tvN is lining up a new late-summer drama for its Friday-Saturday slot, and the offer is out to Kim Young-kwang (Good Doctor) to headline. The drama is called Plus Nine Boys, a loose translation for “boys whose ages end in nine.” To wit: ages 9, 19, 29, and 39, or every decade plus... More »