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Drama Casting & News
Supporting roles filled for Joseon Gunman
by | April 23, 2014 | 8 Comments
With our main cast in place for sageuk revenge-action drama Joseon Gunman—which would be Lee Jun-ki, Nam Sang-mi, and Han Joo-wan—now the show has announced the casting of several supporting roles. Let’s take a look-see at who’s joining the party: Otani Ryohei (Gu Family Book, The Chaser) has signed on to play a Japanese warrior... More »

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Pre-revenge happy days in store for Big Man
by | April 22, 2014 | 16 Comments
I’m a little surprised that the teasers for Big Man keep showing us funny scenes, but maybe this melodrama is less revengey than your average bear. Either that, or someone figured out that Kang Ji-hwan was wasted being dark and broody when he could be silly; imagine that. The trailer below is a lot like... More »

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Kim Myung-min turns courtroom shark for A New Leaf
by | April 22, 2014 | 21 Comments
Ah, now this is the stuff: Human-legal drama A New Leaf has released its third teaser, and Kim Myung-min is in fine form as the relentless ace lawyer cross-examining a witness on the stand. Judging by the look on intern Park Min-young’s face, she finds his verbal assault a bit much, but I absolutely love... More »

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First teaser for brotherly melodrama Triangle
by | April 22, 2014 | 61 Comments
MBC’s next Monday-Tuesday drama Triangle is just two weeks out from its premiere, and has released the first teaser. The melodrama stars Lee Beom-soo (Prime Minister and I), Kim Jaejoong (Dr. Jin), and Im Shi-wan (The Attorney) as three brothers who are separated as children and grow up living as poetically opposing lives as possible.... More »

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Doctor Stranger’s new mishmash of a preview
by | April 21, 2014 | 73 Comments
A new Doctor Stranger teaser is out! …and to be quite honest, I don’t know that I get it. It’s certainly a… diverse preview — we start out with a light, cheeky vibe as Lee Jong-seok bickers with a disdainful Kang So-ra, then calls a bunch of doctors quacks. Then things get serious on the... More »

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Nam Sang-mi confirms Joseon Gunman
by | April 21, 2014 | 74 Comments
This isn’t new news, as the casting was previously teased, but now Nam Sang-mi has confirmed taking the lead role in KBS’s upcoming romantic sageuk-action-thriller drama Joseon Gunman. Yay! (…for some of us, I guess, since it seems some people aren’t thrilled with this pairing, although I totally don’t get it because I love her!... More »

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Rain courted for dramaland comeback
by | April 21, 2014 | 52 Comments
Well this is happy news. Rain is considering a new drama for the fall, after a four-year hiatus from television since 2010′s Runaway: Plan B. It’s been nice to see him back on variety shows like Rain Effect and Running Man since completing army duty, but it’s far more exciting that he’s seriously considering a... More »

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Age of Feeling (and others) still struggling to pay actor salaries
by | April 20, 2014 | 70 Comments
Good gravy, the behind-the-scenes troubles just won’t quit for Age of Feeling, which wrapped several weeks ago but is still attracting criticism for failing to pay all its actors and staff. This is a problem that the show had encountered mid-run, and at the time the production had hastened to insist that payments would be... More »

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Stills from the courtroom (and wedding hall) in A New Leaf
by | April 19, 2014 | 37 Comments
Here’s a whole big batch of stills for A New Leaf, the upcoming human-legal drama that takes one icily proficient star lawyer (Kim Myung-min), strikes him down with amnesia, and turns his life upside-down as a whole other side of his personality emerges after the accident. And while the stills aren’t exactly the most action-packed,... More »

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Eric offered lead in rom-com drama Trot Lovers
by | April 19, 2014 | 66 Comments
Eric — old-school boy-band idol and 4-D Shinhwa leader Eric — is currently considering the lead role in the upcoming KBS drama Trot Lovers, and the image clash is just too strange not to be perfect. I want this. I want this now. Okay, granted Trot Lovers is about a young woman with trot-singing talent,... More »

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Dae Jang Geum watch: Director procured, never mind, no he’s not
by | April 18, 2014 | 17 Comments
So the Dae Jang Geum 2 saga continues. In case you missed all the dramz about this sequel, refer to this timeline of events chronicling the drama’s production starts and stops (mostly stops). This time it’s news about the director, which surprised me because the reports that came out on April 18 gave a name... More »