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Drama Casting & News
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 »


Drama Casting & News
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 »


Drama Casting & News
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 »


Chungmuro/Film News
Go Jun-hee and Ryu Seung-beom up for revenge film
by | June 9, 2014 | 4 Comments
Director Im Sang-soo of The Housemaid and Taste of Money is prepping his next movie called My Good Friends The Villains (formerly titled There Is No Today For Us), and Go Jun-hee (Yawang) and Ryu Seung-beom (New World) are in talks to star. Tags: Go Jun-hee, Ryu Seung-beom... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo gives in to Temptation
by | June 9, 2014 | 44 Comments
We’ve got another dramaland reunion headed our way: Choi Ji-woo (Suspicious Housekeeper) has confirmed that she’ll be starring opposite Kwon Sang-woo (Medical Top Team) in his new melodrama Temptation this summer. The co-stars will be reuniting eleven years after their classic melodrama Stairway to Heaven, barely edged out for oldest reunion of 2014 by Jang... More »


Drama Casting & News
Coming-of-age drama Plus Nine Boys completes cast
by | June 8, 2014 | 22 Comments
How adorable. Upcoming tvN drama Plus Nine Boys, about four boys aged 9, 19, 29, and 39, has found its leading foursome, and child actor Choi Ro-woon of Gold Rainbow and Good Doctor has signed on to be the newest and youngest cast member. I guess when you’re this cute and talented at the ripe... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Woo-sung’s game of life and death in God’s Play
by | June 7, 2014 | 41 Comments
So, when I first heard about this movie God’s Play about a baduk player, I wondered how on earth they’d raise the stakes and keep things interesting. Because there are really only so many times you can watch people play the same game in one movie. The answer, as it turns out, is genius-simple: You... More »


Drama Casting & News
Who wants a second helping of Let’s Eat?
by | June 6, 2014 | 74 Comments
Cable network tvN does, apparently. Producers of last year’s successful foodgasmic romantic comedy series Let’s Eat are reportedly working on a second season for early next year. It’s good news, though my excitement level will be considerably higher or lower depending largely on a factor that remains undecided: whether or not the original cast will... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 9
by | June 5, 2014 | 108 Comments
It’s nice to get an episode like this one where the case of the day takes a backseat to our main characters and their personal drama, especially since we only get one installment this week. This drama doesn’t always land on the better half of that balance since I’m not in it for the cop... More »


Drama Casting & News
Trot Lovers busts out the sequins
by | June 5, 2014 | 37 Comments
You really can’t have a drama about trot singers and leave out the sequins, can you? It just wouldn’t be right. Here’s another batch of stills from KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Trot Lovers, featuring second leads, fateful first encounters, and our trot-loving heroine’s penchant for sparkly outfits. Please tell me it’s something she’s wearing for... More »


Drama Casting & News
High School King of Savvy fakes it till he makes it
by | June 5, 2014 | 40 Comments
I love the teasers for this show. I know other tvN dramas have taken to doing these totally nonsensical dance teasers, but the ones for High School King of Savvy are so adorable. Leads Seo In-gook and Lee Hana do this awesomely dorky jig that cracks me up. I hope the show is this goofy,... More »