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Drama Casting & News
Ji Chang-wook courted to play young-again grandpa
by | June 17, 2014 | 38 Comments
It looks like we have another grandpa body-swap drama in the works, but it’s the reverse of the rapid-aging Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit. This time a 70-year-old grandpa will be rapidly reverse-aging, down to his early thirties. It’s essentially the male version of the hit movie Miss Granny (also called Suspicious Girl), about a grandma... More »


Drama Casting & News
Plus Nine Boys get their girls
by | June 16, 2014 | 37 Comments
Kyung Su-jin, Yoo Da-in, Park Cho-rong, Lee Chae-mi Now that the boys have been cast in tvN’s new coming-of-age drama Plus Nine Boys, it’s time for each of them to get a girl. I think I like this show’s unusual four-by-four approach, because it feels more like casting a sitcom or large family drama, where... More »


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Park Ha-sun completes Temptation’s love square
by | June 16, 2014 | 31 Comments
Confirmations are in for the main cast of SBS’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Temptation, starring Kwon Sang-woo (Medical Top Team) as a man caught between his wife and a chaebol heiress who makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Choi Ji-woo (Suspicious Housekeeper) is playing the heiress, and Lee Jung-jin (Hundred Year Inheritance) has signed on... More »


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Clashing agendas at war in Marriage Not Dating’s teasers
by | June 14, 2014 | 39 Comments
They look awfully cute together, don’t they? The first batch of stills and teasers are out for tvN’s new Friday-Saturday drama Marriage Not Dating, a romantic comedy about a woman who wants to marry and a man who doesn’t. In real life, you might say that’s a good reason to split up; in dramaland, it’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
A New Leaf gets pruned to 16 episodes
by | June 13, 2014 | 54 Comments
Ouch, it’s never good news when a drama’s episode count gets cut. MBC has announced that it’ll be shortening the run for current Wednesday-Thursday drama A New Leaf from 18 episodes down to 16 total. The network cited its own preemptions as the cause, first for a World Cup send-off game, and then again the... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 10
by | June 12, 2014 | 77 Comments
It’s not the most cohesive episode, but given that they had to finish filming without their lead actor this week, the result could be a lot worse. Now that secret identities have been uncovered, it’s time to get some answers about what happened that fateful night eleven years ago, and start piecing together how the... More »


Drama Casting & News
First script read for fantasy sageuk Night Watchman
by | June 12, 2014 | 58 Comments
Production is officially underway for MBC’s new ghostbusting fantasy sageuk The Records of a Night Watchman, starring Jung Il-woo (Gold Rainbow) as a prince gifted with the supernatural ability to see ghosts who moonlights as a night watchman to rid the world of evil spirits. The fictional universe of the drama is filled with magic,... More »


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The new boss clocks in on High School King of Savvy
by | June 11, 2014 | 32 Comments
We’re already less than a week away from the premiere of tvN’s newest Monday-Tuesday drama High School King of Savvy, the workplace comedy that stars Seo In-gook as an eighteen-year-old high school student who lives a double life as the department head of a large tech company. Because that’s so easy. One day he gets... More »


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Jo Boa, Ohn Joo-wan, Song Jae-rim cast in new tvN fantasy drama
by | June 11, 2014 | 67 Comments
It looks like tvN is really pushing the single-episode-per-week format, because there’s another Thursday night drama headed our way this summer, set to follow Rude Miss Young-ae Season 13. The drama is called Surplus Princess (ing-yeo gong-joo), a pun on Little Mermaid (in-uh gong-joo). It’s about a mermaid’s quest to become human, which, of all... More »


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The ’70s make a comeback in Trot Lovers’ sing-along teaser
by | June 10, 2014 | 45 Comments
That’s… a dog collar, right? Well I can’t say I won’t be rooting for a girl who knows how to tame her puppy. I really hope Trot Lovers has a solid story behind it, because it’s got happy fizzy fun written all over it, with adorable leads and song remakes that even Grandma can sing... More »


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Lee Seung-gi injured on the set of You’re All Surrounded
by | June 10, 2014 | 88 Comments
GACK. Not the puppy! Don’t hurt the puppy! *whimper* Filming halted on the set of SBS’s current Wednesday-Thursday drama You’re All Surrounded when lead actor Lee Seung-gi sustained a serious injury to his left eye while shooting in the early morning hours on Monday, June 9. The report came on June 10 that he was... More »