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Drama Casting & News
Stepping on land mines and stripping on airplanes in Missing 9’s latest teaser
by | January 16, 2017 | 18 Comments
In a last-minute round of promos, more posters and a second teaser for MBC’s Missing 9 have been released. And it’s left me so confused because the tone of the teaser conflicts with all of the previous buildup for the redesigned drama. Originally touted as a thriller-mystery, Missing 9 will depict how nine plane crash... More »


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Ji Sung to fight back from behind bars in SBS’s Defendant
by | January 16, 2017 | 12 Comments
There’s certainly no missing the motif in these latest posters for the upcoming SBS drama Defendant, with Ji Sung (Entertainer) behind bars and a stern-looking Eom Ki-joon (Masked Prosecutor) determined to ensure that he stay there. The premise of the drama is a bit like The Fugitive with a dash Remember–Son’s War mixed in: A... More »


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The bloody battle for the people’s hearts begins in Rebel
by | January 16, 2017 | 34 Comments
I spent months only seeing Yoon Kyun-sang (Doctors) as a giant baby who loves fluffy kitties in Three Meals a Day, so it’s a little jarring to see him covered in blood and making battle cries. But given his experience as a warrior in sageuk epic Six Flying Dragons, I think he’ll be in his... More »


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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 9-15, 2016
by | January 15, 2017 | 70 Comments
We’re in the last lull before the next cycle of dramas starts, and all the awards ceremony pre-emptions created some interesting ratings results as two of the Wednesday-Thursday shows finished their runs by airing their final episodes on Wednesday. That left a dearth of things to watch on Thursday, so most seemed to flock to... More »


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News bites: January 14, 2017
by | January 14, 2017 | 93 Comments
Seo Kang-joon A drama adaptation of the popular Daum webtoon From A Distance, A Green Spring has been confirmed, and Seo Kang-joon (Entourage) is considering the lead part. The source material is about twenty-year-olds who are in between youth and adulthood, and Seo’s protagonist is a college junior. He’s a good-looking guy from a first-class... More »


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Strong Woman Do Bong-soon is a tiny hulk in first teaser
by | January 13, 2017 | 42 Comments
If you like the current state of your fingers, do not mess with Do Bong-soon because as the very first teaser of JTBC’s upcoming romantic comedy Strong Woman Do Bong-soon indicates, she can break bones like they’re twigs, and no one would even suspect her because, I mean, look at her! Park Bo-young (Oh My... More »


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Lee Hyun-woo, Red Velvet’s Joy confirmed to play The Liar and His Lover
by | January 13, 2017 | 64 Comments
New tvN drama The Liar and His Lover, an adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru, has been confirmed for the network’s spring Monday-Tuesday slot, and the two leads have been cast: Lee Hyun-woo (Moorim School) and Red Velvet’s Joy are confirmed to headline. From my initial understanding of the manga,... More »


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The chase is on for a killer with a smile in spine-tingling Voice teasers
by | January 12, 2017 | 43 Comments
The January 14 premiere date is fast approaching for OCN’s new thriller Voice, and two bone-chilling teasers have been released, one of which is five minutes long and serves as a proper introduction to the characters at play and the harrowing stories ahead. Lee Hana (Unkind Women) plays a voice profiler named Kang Kwon-joo, whose... More »


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Love-smitten eyes and sweet handholding in Tomorrow With You posters
by | January 12, 2017 | 17 Comments
Official posters for tvN’s upcoming drama Tomorrow With You have been released, featuring the breathtakingly beautiful married couple at the center of the story. Lee Je-hoon (Signal) stars as a time-traveling investment firm CEO who has everything: a handsome face, abundant wealth, and even a great personality. He meets the girl who becomes the one... More »


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Sweet and lovable Strong Woman Do Bong-soon is on her way
by | January 12, 2017 | 83 Comments
Ah finally, some more updates on Strong Woman Do Bong-soon. I’ve been eagerly anticipating Park Bo-young’s new drama, because it already feels like ages ago when she was cracking us up as a ghost-possessed girl in Oh My Ghostess. This time, she’s in a new rom-com where she plays a woman with superhuman strength, who... More »