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Drama Casting & News
Im Joo-eun joins weekend drama Thief-nom, Thief-nim as chaebol heiress
by | March 27, 2017 | 19 Comments
Actress Im Joo-eun (Uncontrollably Fond) completes the main foursome of MBC’s new weekend drama Thief-nom, Thief-nim, which is about the shadowy all-powerful forces that control all of Korea. The main story is about how a band of thieves thwart the oppressive establishment, and deliver a refreshing kick to the corrupt system. The other three confirmed... More »


Drama Casting & News
Novelist Yoo Ah-in barters in hearts for Chicago Typewriter
by | March 27, 2017 | 39 Comments
So far, tvN’s Chicago Typewriter looks kooky and krazy but in the best way possible. This new mystery rom-com is centered around Yoo Ah-in (Six Flying Dragons), who plays a prickly bestselling novelist currently experiencing a slump in his career due to a serious case of writer’s block. Because of the building pressure from his... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Sung-woong’s chicken run in new Man to Man teaser
by | March 26, 2017 | 39 Comments
Park Hae-jin’s (Cheese in the Trap) latest drama, Man to Man, looks like it’ll be a mix of everything awesome: a little bit of action, a little bit of comedy, and a whole lot of bromance. In the newly released teaser, the unlikely relationship between top Hallyu star Park Sung-woong (Remembers—Son’s War) and ghost agent... More »


Drama Recaps
Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 16
by | March 24, 2017 | 82 Comments
I can feel it, we’re on the cusp of something big—the events of this episode had me experiencing chilling déjà vu moments that reminded me of the beginning of Amogae’s downfall, except on a much larger scale. We’re no longer in the small backwater town of Ikhwari now that our heroes are running the black... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo Kang-joon offered role as swindler robot in KBS’s political drama
by | March 24, 2017 | 57 Comments
Originally, Seo Kang-joon (Entourage) had signed on to be one of the leads in webtoon adaptation From A Distance, A Green Spring, but that drama was scrapped (or at least indefinitely postponed) by KBS in favor of airing Third-Rate My Way and Sang-shik and Nara during its May timeslot openings. So it looks like Seo... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cha Tae-hyun joins variety drama The Best Hit as actor and director
by | March 23, 2017 | 30 Comments
Actor Cha Tae-hyun (The Producers) will be co-producing upcoming KBS variety drama The Best Hit with 1 Night 2 Days PD Yoo Ho-jin, serving as both director and actor on set. That’s super interesting, as it will be Cha’s first attempt at taking on a directorial role. From the current plot description, it sounds like... More »


Drama Casting & News
Petty rants and bickering partners in Mystery Queen’s mockumentary teaser
by | March 22, 2017 | 25 Comments
I love the second teaser released by Mystery Queen—sure, it’s not as eccentric as the first, but as a huge fan of Modern Family and Parks And Rec, I enjoyed the mockumentary feel as both main characters complained about each other to the cameraman. The plot of the upcoming KBS drama is about mysteryholic ajumma... More »


Drama Casting & News
Child actress-turned-grownup Lee Se-young courted for The Best Hit
by | March 22, 2017 | 35 Comments
Lee Se-young was one of those actresses who had been in the industry for so long that I would recognize her but not remember any of the projects she had been in. So she was without a real breakout role until her most recent family drama Laurel Tree Tailors; she managed to snag the 2016... More »


Drama Casting & News
Strawberry-sweet posters and moonlit teasers for My Secret Romance
by | March 21, 2017 | 54 Comments
Rom-com drama My Secret Romance looks like it’ll be right up my alley, all cute and fluffy with liberal amounts of romantic hijinks already included in the first teasers. One of my favorite guilty pleasure actors, Sung Hoon (Five Kids), stars as a chaebol-playboy-turned-cranky-department-head, and his main love interest is a lovely but conservative young... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Seon-kyun, Ahn Jae-hong crack The King’s Case in new sageuk comedy
by | March 20, 2017 | 22 Comments
Mr. Mellow Voice Lee Seon-kyun (This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair) is coming back to us through his new movie The King’s Case. He’s playing a king who moonlights as a detective, while Ahn Jae-hong (Answer Me 1988) will be his trusty scholar sidekick. The upcoming film is a sageuk mystery-comedy centered around... More »