Korean Drama Casting & News

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Kim So-hyun to make special appearance in While You Were Sleeping
by | February 27, 2017 | 21 Comments
The cast for writer Park Hye-ryun’s new fantasy legal drama While You Were Sleeping already seems like a reunion tour from her past shows, with Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio, I Hear Your Voice), Suzy (Dream High), and Shin Jae-ha (Page Turner, Pinocchio) signed on, but now it really feels complete with a special appearance from Kim... More »


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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Feb. 20-26, 2017
by | February 26, 2017 | 156 Comments
Defendant hasn’t managed to beat the record it already set for itself, but it stuck firmly to that very impressive 22.2% this week, which should still count as a win. That meant that Hwarang was left to finish its run at an okay 7.9%, while Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People saw a small jump... More »


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News bites: February 25, 2017
by | February 25, 2017 | 91 Comments
Park Seo-joon, Kim Ji-won, Ahn Jae-hong Kim Ji-won (Descended From the Sun) will star opposite Park Seo-joon (Hwarang) in Third-Rate My Way, and has won the role over competitor Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing). I’m glad someone else chose, because I wouldn’t have been able to! Ahn Jae-hong (Answer Me 1988) is also confirmed as a... More »


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Signal writer’s new drama Kingdom will be about Joseon zombie apocalypse
by | February 24, 2017 | 63 Comments
I’m very nervous, and at the same time very intrigued by this recent announcement: More details on Signal writer Kim Eun-hee’s (Sign, Ghost, Three Days) new project Kingdom have been released, and reports are saying that it’s going to be a zombie sageuk set in Joseon. Cue exploding brains of fans everywhere. So I guess... More »


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An inside look at the lifestyle of an aging diva in You’re Too Much
by | February 23, 2017 | 31 Comments
Weekend family drama You’re Too Much has released another teaser and more stills, which star singer-actress Uhm Jung-hwa (Witch’s Romance), who seems to age like fine wine. Whereas the first teaser featured Gu Hye-sun dreaming of becoming a famous singer just like her, this one shows that maybe her celebrity life isn’t all that it’s... More »


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Moon Chae-won considers Criminal Minds opposite Lee Jun-ki
by | February 23, 2017 | 163 Comments
Oh, I like this better. The Korean remake of CBS’s FBI profiling drama Criminal Minds is still courting Lee Jun-ki (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) to headline, but Kim Ah-joong must’ve turned down the starring role opposite him, because an offer is now out to Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black). This is a pairing I’d... More »


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Yeo Jin-gu courted to join Kim Kang-woo in sci-fi mystery Circle
by | February 23, 2017 | 52 Comments
Yeo Jin-gu Ah, tvN’s sci-fi mystery project Circle just got more interesting, with a leading role going out to Yeo Jin-gu (Jackpot) for what would be his first (technically) adult role; he’s been transitioning out of child roles for a while, but actually turns twenty this year. The drama recently put out an offer to... More »


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Go So-young, Jo Yeo-jung show striking chemistry in Perfect Wife poster
by | February 22, 2017 | 17 Comments
The mysterious new poster for upcoming drama Perfect Wife evokes curiosity with the caption: “A Woman Who Dreams of the Perfect Household.” But who’s the woman—Go So-young (Blue Fish) or Jo Yeo-jung (Babysitter)? Even though they aren’t looking at each other, the body language of both impeccably coiffed women hints at the potential of a... More »


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MBC lines up fall rom-com No Sex and the City
by | February 22, 2017 | 97 Comments
Yup, you read that right. I don’t know what the appeal of Sex and the City would be without the sex, but apparently we’re going to find out. A new drama called No Sex and the City is being planned for a fall broadcast on MBC, about three thirtysomething virgins who fall in love for... More »


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Everyone’s desperate to work in MBC’s Radiant Office
by | February 21, 2017 | 53 Comments
The next workplace drama to grace our screens will be MBC’s Radiant Office, starring Go Ah-sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine) and Ha Suk-jin (1% of Anything). Gearing up for its premiere in March, a slew of stills and a new teaser have been released, where Ha Suk-jin shows his dictatorial side, cursing out his... More »