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Drama Casting & News
Park Shi-yeon becomes Miss Mom for Greatest Marriage
by | September 22, 2014 | 40 Comments
This drama’s been flying under my radar a bit, but it’s almost go-time for Greatest Marriage, whose launch is less than a week away. It comes to us via cable station TV Chosun, where it’ll take up residence for the next two months as their new weekend drama. The production held a press conference on... More »


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Misaeng teases realistic portrayal of salaryman’s life
by | September 22, 2014 | 56 Comments
I’m really looking forward to Misaeng (Incomplete Life), the next project from PD Kim Won-seok (Monstar, Sungkyunkwan Scandal) and writer Jung Yoon-jung (Monstar, Arang and the Magistrate) headed to tvN next month. It’s the highly-anticipated drama adaptation of a hit webtoon that has a mania following in Korea for its realistic and relatable portrayal of... More »


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Campus meetings and musical instruments in Cantabile Tomorrow
by | September 21, 2014 | 102 Comments
So far I’ve been satisfied with the casting behind Cantabile Tomorrow, KBS’s remake of Japanese drama/anime/manga Nodame Cantabile, and now that we’re starting to see stills of the cast members in character, I continue to be cautiously optimistic. These first four images feature four of the more visible supporting characters, and at least visually, I... More »


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Choi Min-soo joins Pride and Prejudice as cool-headed prosecutor
by | September 20, 2014 | 15 Comments
Choi Min-soo? As a prosecutor? You mean a mob boss undercover as a prosecutor, right? I had to read the story twice to make sure, but it seems to be fact — veteran badass Choi Min-soo (Sword and Flower, Happy Ending) will be joining the MBC legal drama Pride and Prejudice as an honest-to-goodness prosecutor.... More »


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You From Another Star gets a U.S. remake on ABC
by | September 19, 2014 | 120 Comments
Well, if you were going to pick one popular K-drama of the past year or two to remake, this would be the one: mega-hit fantasy-fusion romantic comedy series You From Another Star will be remade for American television by Sony Pictures Television, to air on ABC. The remake will keep the drama’s central conceit of... More »


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Secret Door’s enthusiastic press conference
by | September 18, 2014 | 30 Comments
It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here: A press conference was held on the 18th for Secret Door, which at long last will be premiering next Monday on SBS. The stars and director of the reinterpreted historical drama fielded questions from journalists, and unilaterally the message was, “I feel privileged to be part of such... More »


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SBS cuts Feel-Good Day, accelerates Modern Farmer
by | September 18, 2014 | 66 Comments
Aw, it’s sad news for those (admittedly few) of us who are watching the SBS weekend family drama Feel-Good Day; the drama is being cut down from its originally planned 50 episodes to 44 in total. The broadcaster claims that the cut is due to scheduling conflicts during the Asia Games, which are preempting many... More »


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SBS’s Birth of a Beauty courts Han Ye-seul, Jung Kyeo-woon
by | September 18, 2014 | 46 Comments
SBS’s weekend drama Birth of a Beauty is ramping up its casting process with Han Ye-seul (Myung-wol the Spy) and Jung Kyeo-woon (God’s Gift – 14 Days) surfacing as the latest names in contention for the leads (which I suppose indicates that Joo Sang-wook may be out of the running. Sad! I like Jung Kyeo-woon... More »


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Web drama Love Cells scores Jang Hyuk, Kim Woo-bin and more stars
by | September 17, 2014 | 50 Comments
Jang Hyuk and Kim Woo-bin, with Kim Yoo-jung to boot? That’s a pretty solid lineup for a web drama, but maybe that just means we’ll have to keep Love Cells on our radars. Love Cells is based off a popular webtoon that ran from 2010 through 2012 on the portal site Naver, and is the... More »


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tvN’s Liar Game remake confirms and adds to cast
by | September 17, 2014 | 26 Comments
Cha Soo-yeon, Lee Shi-hoo The main lineup for tvN’s remake of the Japanese drama Liar Game has been settled, with Lee Sang-yoon, Kim So-eun, and Shin Sung-rok signing on (which we’d heard about when the actors were still in the consideration stage). Now the show has confirmed several more members who are joining its supporting... More »


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Baek Jin-hee cast opposite Choi Jin-hyuk in Pride and Prejudice
by | September 17, 2014 | 43 Comments
It looks like there’s been a complete casting overhaul for MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday legal drama Pride and Prejudice, with Choi Jin-hyuk (Fated To Love You) up to star as the leading man after Daniel Choi was courted; now Baek Jin-hee (Triangle) is being wooed to play the heroine after Kim Ah-joong was offered the role.... More »