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Drama Casting & News
Healer secures cast, KBS reshuffles fall/winter lineup
by | August 5, 2014 | 26 Comments
KBS seems to have gotten its ducks in a row now, after the maybe-casting and maybe-programming rounds for fall/winter dramas Healer and The King’s Face. The Wednesday-Thursday slot following Iron Man (which comes after Joseon Gunman) will go to The King’s Face, the fusion sageuk adaptation of The Face Reader that’s currently courting Sohn Ye-jin... More »


Drama Recaps
Records of a Night Watchman: Episode 1
by | August 4, 2014 | 132 Comments
MBC’s new supernatural fusion sageuk Records of a Night Watchman premiered today, and I don’t know if it’s because I set my expectations really low (or because the really terrible trailers made me), but the show is off to a decent start. Granted, it’s a world filled with ghosts, magic, and dragons—you have to be... More »


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Lee Je-hoon’s first day on set as Crown Prince Sado
by | August 4, 2014 | 28 Comments
Isn’t it nice when actors come back from army and just roll straight onto a drama set as if no time has passed at all? Thanks to two movies that were released during his enlistment and his immediate return to dramaland with Secret Door, Lee Je-hoon has managed to make his time away pass like... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episode 9
by | August 1, 2014 | 137 Comments
One overnight trip sends everyone’s relationship status into turmoil, which shouldn’t really be a surprise given how many ulterior motives are floating around in this love hexagon. I’d say the true miracle is that they even last 24 hours without coming to blows. You’ll be amazed at how many shirts come off and how many... More »


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Sohn Ye-jin considers dramaland comeback in King’s Face
by | August 1, 2014 | 25 Comments
I wondered if this project had fizzled, but it looks like it’s back on: There was talk last year of a drama adaptation of the hit blockbuster fusion sageuk The Face Reader, which was planning to head to the small screen in the latter half of this year. The drama version will be called The... More »


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Infinite’s L courted to play Rain’s rival in She’s So Lovable
by | July 31, 2014 | 78 Comments
It looks like it’ll be an idol standoff for SBS’s new music-industry-set drama She’s So Lovable, which isn’t really a surprise given that the drama is about youths finding themselves through music. Rain has signed on to play the leading man and agency president who raises a pool of bright young talent, and Infinite’s L... More »


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Uhm Tae-woong courted for new tvN romance
by | July 30, 2014 | 55 Comments
Here’s a fall drama to look out for: writer Kim Do-woo of My Name Is Kim Sam-soon (also What’s Up, Fox? and Me Too, Flower!) is teaming up with PD Han Ji-seung of Alone in Love for a new romance drama on tvN. It’s called Valid Love, where “valid” is a homonym for the heroine’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo Joon-young reunites with co-stars in Secret Door
by | July 29, 2014 | 19 Comments
Gah, this cast is so good, and it just keeps getting better. Getting Lee Je-hoon and Han Seok-kyu back together would seem to be the highlight of Secret Door’s casting reunion tour, but then you add Lee Je-hoon’s Bleak Night bestie Seo Joon-young (Unemployed Romance, Sirius) to the mix, and how do you expect me... More »


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Shim Eun-kyung confirms Nodame Cantabile remake
by | July 28, 2014 | 133 Comments
FINALLY. We have a heroine! After multiple rounds of casting news and false alarms, the Korean drama remake of Nodame Cantabile — called Cantabile Romance — has secured its leading lady. The fantastically talented Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny) has at last signed on to play Nodame, opposite Joo-won (Good Doctor) who has been attached to... More »


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Kim Jung-hoon headlines remake of Japanese drama
by | July 28, 2014 | 12 Comments
There’s a Korean-Japanese co-production in the works to remake Tetsu no Hone (Bones of Steel), based on the Ikeido Jun novel of the same name. The Japanese drama aired on NHK in 2010, and the Korean remake, described as an action drama, is gearing up to start shooting this summer. The adaptation will be called... More »


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Three more teasers for Three Musketeers
by | July 26, 2014 | 42 Comments
javabeans: Why do tvN teasers spend so much time and money to tell us nothing about its dramas? girlfriday: I DON’T KNOW. javabeans: By now we’ve seen six, read ‘em, six whole teasers for Three Musketeers, and all I know is that there will be swords and fighting. Apparently in a curtain shop. girlfriday: Yes,... More »