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Drama Casting & News
Turn off the lights, the Goblin is coming
by | October 13, 2016 | 66 Comments
Okay, now that’s more like it. The first few glimpses we’ve had of Gong Yoo (Big) in his new tvN fantasy romance The Lonely, Shining Goblin have been pretty, but not all that different from any other drama hero he’s played. But in the newest teaser for the series, the spine-tingly factor has been turned... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ji Sung considers MBC’s Rebel Hong Gil-dong, SBS’s Defendant
by | October 13, 2016 | 37 Comments
Oh interesting… maybe Namgoong Min (Remember–Son’s War) won’t be playing the title role in MBC’s Rebel Hong Gil-dong, because Ji Sung (Entertainer) has now been offered the lead in the fusion sageuk, which would reunite him with Kill Me, Heal Me PD Kim Jin-man. It’s unclear whether Namgoong Min was offered a different role altogether... More »

Drama Casting & News
Honey Lee in talks to join fusion sageuk Rebel Hong Gil-dong
by | October 12, 2016 | 22 Comments
It seems like Honey Lee is on a pattern of alternating between comedies and historical dramas—she put in a surprisingly funny performance in the outlandish comedy Modern Farmer, then played a femme fatale queen in the fusion sageuk Shine Or Go Crazy, and followed that up with body-swap comedy Come Back, Ajusshi, where she had... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jang Hyuk up to chase a serial killer in OCN’s The Voice
by | October 11, 2016 | 94 Comments
You know, as soon as I saw that Jang Hyuk (Beautiful Mind) was up for OCN’s new crime thriller The Voice, I thought it would mean two very big changes for the drama—that it’d switch gears from being female-centric to male-centric, and that Bae Doo-na (Tunnel) would be out. I’m not at all upset about... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Seung-ho’s Ruler–Master of the Mask in talks to air on MBC in spring
by | October 10, 2016 | 30 Comments
I think this drama is still a ways off from finalizing its air date, but there’s a new update on the upcoming sageuk Ruler–Master of the Mask, the drama courting Yoo Seung-ho (Remember–Son’s War) to headline. It’s being considered for a Wednesday-Thursday slot in March on MBC, and though the official stance is that nothing’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Su Ae finds an intruder living in her house
by | October 10, 2016 | 56 Comments
Keh, the first teaser for KBS’s new rom-com The Man Living in Our House is adorable. In the upcoming series based on a webtoon, Su Ae (Mask) plays a flight attendant with anger issues who often drinks her troubles away until she’s red in the cheeks. Her troubles stem from wishy-washy boyfriend Kim Ji-hoon (Jang... More »

Drama Casting & News
Celebrating 10 years with the tvN10 Awards
by | October 9, 2016 | 301 Comments
Cable network tvN held its first-ever awards ceremony in celebration of its ten-year anniversary as a station, and its biggest dramas and variety shows were awarded prizes left and right. Seriously, there were so many awards. While the Big 3 stations (KBS, MBC, SBS) hold awards every year, cable shows usually don’t get the same... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2016 Buil Film Awards
by | October 7, 2016 | 23 Comments
The Buil Film Awards were held on October 7, 2016 at the Bexco Auditorium in Busan, as part of the Busan International Film Festival. The awards are usually the second event of the festival following the opening red carpet the day before, and the awards are industry-wide for domestic Korean films, not festival-specific awards for... More »

Drama Casting & News
The Lonely, Shining Goblin in his secret garden
by | October 6, 2016 | 115 Comments
I don’t know why, but I thought we’d get something a little more supernatural for our first glimpse of Gong Yoo (Big) as a goblin. It seems silly, since I knew that goblin Gong Yoo would look exactly like human Gong Yoo, so what was I expecting? In any case, here’s our first set of... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2016 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 6, 2016 | 64 Comments
And another year of red carpets and awards is upon us. The season kicked off with the opening of the 21st Busan International Film Festival, which runs October 6-15, 2016. The big star of the night was Han Ye-ri (Age of Youth), whose new independent film Chunmong (A Quiet Dream) was the opening film of... More »