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Drama Casting & News
Warm Word producers reteam for Chaebol’s Daughter
by | February 26, 2015 | 43 Comments
I suppose if you’re going to make a drama about a chaebol, why not put that front and center in the title? That’s what the producers of A Warm Word (PD Choi Young-hoon, writer Ha Myung-hee) are doing with their next drama, which is titled (for now) Chaebol’s Daughter and plans to air on SBS.... More »


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Lee Jin-wook eyes return to broadcast TV with Hello Monster
by | February 26, 2015 | 56 Comments
Lee Jin-wook is looking at a new drama project, and after doing a trio of dramas for cable station tvN (Three Musketeers, Nine, I Need Romance 2012), this one may take him back to broadcast television with KBS’s upcoming Hello Monster. (He’s favorably considering, not yet confirmed.) The story of Hello Monster centers around a... More »


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Oh Snap! Kim Hee-sun goes back to high school
by | February 25, 2015 | 20 Comments
I never doubted that the preternaturally fresh-faced Kim Hee-sun (Wonderful Season, Faith) could look younger than her 37 years, but hot damn, how does she wear a high school uniform for a flashback scene and make it look current? (She’s pictured with Oh Yoon-ah (You’re All Surrounded), who’s actually three years younger than Kim.) I... More »


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School 2015 in the works at KBS
by | February 25, 2015 | 76 Comments
Sigh, I miss the days of School 2013. It was such earnest, unbridled, furious man-love — er, boy-love — with little else to get in the way. The good news is that we’re about to get another installment of the high school drama franchise that began in the ’90s and launched dozens of careers. The... More »


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Yeo Jin-gu falls in love with vampire for Orange Marmalade
by | February 25, 2015 | 67 Comments
Yes, it’s another vampire drama and another webtoon adaptation, but it’s Yeo Jin-gu! Surely that makes up for it? (Update: Ack! I made a mistake, he’s not the vampire, the girl is! Curses to my short memory and a thousand apologies, it’s totally my bad. Doing bows of penance as we speak.) We already knew... More »


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Kim Woo-bin and Kang So-ra offered leads in Hong sisters rom-com
by | February 24, 2015 | 157 Comments
Yes, yes, and yes please — this is news I can get excited about, with Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) and Kang So-ra (Misaeng) surfacing as the first names to be courted for Jeju Island Gatsby, the new drama from the Hong sisters writing team and the director they worked with on the zany rom-com Best Love,... More »


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Filming commences on tvN’s Superdaddy Yeol
by | February 24, 2015 | 30 Comments
What a cute poster for Superdaddy Yeol, which gives us the main characters in a nutshell: competent Mom (Lee Yuri) with a precocious kid (Lee Re) has to lead (or maybe drag) the good-natured but rough-around-the-edges hero (Lee Dong-gun) into becoming the titular superdad. The copy on the poster is from the daughter’s perspective, lamenting,... More »


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Oh Jung-se headlines new Mnet drama about cohabitating couples
by | February 24, 2015 | 23 Comments
With successful musical dramas Monstar and Persevere, Gu Hae-ra under its belt, cable network Mnet is planning to turn out more original drama content in the coming year. The station’s first venture away from musical shows will be The Lover, a drama about various couples that are living together in different units of an apartment... More »


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Su Ae considers return to dramaland in SBS’s Mask
by | February 24, 2015 | 72 Comments
Turning down that movie with Rain might not be such bad news after all, because now Su Ae (Yawang) is looking at the small screen for next project. She’s being courted to headline SBS’s late-spring Wednesday-Thursday series Mask, the newest drama from the writer of Secret. A hit melo writer with a melodrama heavyweight like... More »
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Shin Se-kyung offered lead in Sensory Couple
by | February 23, 2015 | 144 Comments
Well, it’s not final yet, but Sensory Couple (the drama formerly known as The Girl Who Sees Smells) is courting yet another actress to lead, with Shin Se-kyung up as the latest contender. Her agency confirmed having received the offer, but stated that final decisions have yet to be made. Sensory Couple is the drama... More »


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News bites: February 21, 2015
by | February 21, 2015 | 141 Comments
While Lee Byung-heon continues to land Hollywood projects, it’s a bummer he continues to get typecast in villainous roles. He’s in final negotiations to play a supporting role in Beyond Deceit, which will star Anthony Hopkins as an executive of a corrupt pharmaceutical firm and Dan Stevens as the young lawyer fighting to take the... More »