Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Ji-soo, Lee Won-geun up to play high schoolers in Sassy, Go Go
by | September 3, 2015 | 6 Comments
Jung Eun-ji, Lee Won-geun Keeping in mind that none of these castings is confirmed yet, I’m glad to see the names in the mix for KBS’s cheerleading high school drama Sassy, Go Go—or rather, I’m really excited about ONE name in the latest crop, and that’s newcomer Ji-soo, who came out of nowhere and stole... More »

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Campus drama Cheese in the Trap completes cast
by | September 2, 2015 | 24 Comments
Lee Sung-kyung, Park Min-ji, Yoon Ye-joo I didn’t think we’d ever see the end of the casting drama for this drama, but it looks like we’ve finally secured all the major characters for tvN’s adaptation of the hit webtoon Cheese in the Trap. The campus drama stars Park Hae-jin (Bad Guys) as the cold, perfect... More »

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SNSD’s Yuri, Yoon Tae-young for OCN’s Neighborhood Hero
by | September 2, 2015 | 65 Comments
Yuri, Yoon Tae-young Now that cable network OCN’s new spy action drama Neighborhood Hero has its hero in Park Shi-hoo (Alice in Cheongdam-dong), we’ve got a few more additions to the cast: Girl’s Generation’s Kwon Yuri (No Breathing, Fashion King) is considering an offer to play the heroine, and Yoon Tae-young (Records of a Night... More »

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Jung Eun-ji offered lead in cheerleading drama Sassy, Go Go
by | September 2, 2015 | 38 Comments
Jung Eun-ji (Trot Lovers, Answer Me 1997) may be going back to high school for her next project—she’s currently considering a role in KBS’s cheerleading drama Sassy, Go Go, the new title for the show formerly known as Cheer Up. (It’s not too late to convince KBS to change the name back, is it?) She’s... More »

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The upward climb begins in KBS’s Master of Trade—Inn 2015
by | September 1, 2015 | 52 Comments
The first teaser for KBS’s sageuk drama Master of Trade—Inn 2015 gave us a taste of the overall premise of the drama (merchants of Joseon!) but not its plot (…what about the merchants of Joseon?), so I’m glad that the second teaser shows a little more of the story. (A little. I’ll still take it.)... More »

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Laughter and tears for She Was Pretty’s second leads
by | September 1, 2015 | 51 Comments
Okay, if Siwon is going to be this cute and funny all series long, it might be hard to pick a side in the love triangle. The second teaser for MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama She Was Pretty features second leads Choi Siwon and Go Jun-hee in a similar setup to the first teaser, this time... More »

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Oh My God eyes December premiere on KBS
by | September 1, 2015 | 39 Comments
Oh My God, the romantic-comedy series starring So Ji-sub (Master’s Sun) and Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate), is inching closer to getting on the air, with latest reports putting it as a December drama in KBS’s Monday-Tuesday lineup. News initially stated that the schedule was confirmed, but follow-up reports hastened to clarify that the... More »

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Yook Sung-jae considers joining the Village ranks
by | August 31, 2015 | 45 Comments
I like the names that keep cropping up for SBS’s mystery-thriller drama The Village: Secret of Achiara, which has been adding solid actors like Moon Geun-young (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), Shin Eun-kyung (Oh My Ghostess), Ohn Joo-wan (Punch), and Kim Jae-wook (Age of Feeling). On top of liking the actors, it also suggests that the... More »

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News bites: August 30, 2015
by | August 30, 2015 | 81 Comments
Kim So-yeon, Kwak Shi-yang I stopped watching season 4 of We Got Married when one of my favorite couples left (SoRim forever!), but I’m going to have to start tuning in again because I adore this pairing already — Kim So-yeon (Falling for Innocence) and Kwak Shi-yang (Oh My Ghostess) are the newest couple to get hitched on the show.... More »

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Hwang Jung-eum on building her character for She Was Pretty
by | August 28, 2015 | 37 Comments
Three weeks out from She Was Pretty’s premiere, the MBC romantic comedy is ramping up its promotion. We recently got a cute teaser out of leads Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon, and now we have a new promo shot of Hwang (…just the one, stingy bastards), as well as a brief interview with her about... More »

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Song Hye-gyo and Song Joong-ki on the set of Descended From the Sun
by | August 27, 2015 | 93 Comments
This show has been pretty stingy with the stills, but here’s a peek at Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, the Wind Blows) and Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) on the set of their new drama Descended From the Sun, the blockbuster human melodrama from hit writer Kim Eun-sook (Heirs, Gentleman’s Dignity, Secret Garden) and the PD of... More »