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Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Director procured, never mind, no he’s not
by | April 18, 2014 | 8 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 »

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TV Chosun’s period drama Into the Fire prepares for (delayed) premiere
by | April 17, 2014 | 22 Comments
Choi Su-jong’s new historical drama, Into the Fire (or Into the Flames), was to start this Friday, but the premiere has been pushed back due to coverage of the ferry tragedy and out of respect for the families of the missing. It’s a bit of a wonder that TV Chosun, the cable channel on which... More »

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The con gets going for KBS’s Big Man
by | April 17, 2014 | 38 Comments
Time to check back in with Big Man, the KBS melo-thriller drama about a cadre of chaebols out to steal Kang Ji-hwan’s (Incarnation of Money) heart—and by that I mean literally cheat the heart right out of his chest cavity. Apparently our resident chaebol Daniel Choi (School 2013) needs a new one (and again we’re... More »

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TV programming pre-empted for news coverage on downed ferry
by | April 16, 2014 | 107 Comments
If you haven’t yet heard the news, a South Korean ferry sank on Wednesday, April 16, while carrying 459 passengers from Seoul to Jeju Island, many of them high schoolers on a field trip. Currently rescue efforts are underway with nearly 300 people unaccounted for, and coverage of the disaster is dominating the media. For... More »

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Guns drawn and bullhorns at the ready for You’re All Surrounded
by | April 16, 2014 | 58 Comments
This is just a sneak peek at the poster shoot for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama You’re All Surrounded, with the cast dressed up in everything from their James Bond finest to their street cop clothes, and looking pretty adorable. All I can say is, Cha Seung-won really knows how to work a tuxedo. It doesn’t... More »

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Fantasy ghostbusting sageuk in the works with Night Watchman
by | April 16, 2014 | 106 Comments
A Joseon Ghostbusters? Pwa! A Joseon Ghostbusters starring flower boys? SOLD. Gimme now, please and thank you. The Records of a Night Watchman is the name of the drama series, which will be a quirky fantasy-sageuk centered around a foursome of young bodyguards who are part of the palace night watch and protect the king.... More »

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Teasers and stills for Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit
by | April 15, 2014 | 28 Comments
Okay, to be honest, I still don’t understand the premise of this drama, but it just looks so durned cute. Grandpas, flower boys, and body swaps — what’s not to like? Here’s a peek at the teasers and cast stills for tvN’s new body swap comedy Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit, starring the original flower halbae... More »

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Lee Jun-ki and Nam Sang-mi for Joseon Gunman
by | April 15, 2014 | 92 Comments
Yesssss. Casting is firming up on KBS’s Joseon Gunman, with Lee Jun-ki confirming taking the lead (which we knew he’d been considering for a while) and Nam Sang-mi signing on (probably, almost) as his co-star. I love both actors, so I’m thrilled with the pairing and will be hoping that Nam Sang-mi’s casting is finalized... More »

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Seo In-gook headlines romantic comedy for tvN
by | April 14, 2014 | 49 Comments
Hey, sometimes when life gives you lemons, you make everyone happier by coming back to dramaland and making rom-com lemonade. Seo In-gook (Master’s Sun) is headed back to the network that made him a household name with Answer Me 1997 — the actor has confirmed that he’ll take on the leading role in tvN’s summer... More »

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Jaejoong’s first stills as a gangster in Triangle
by | April 14, 2014 | 77 Comments
Here we go with the first stills of Triangle, MBC’s upcoming melodrama about three brothers who are separated in childhood after their parents die, who grow up without knowing anything of each other’s whereabouts, and then reunite twenty years later. These stills feature Jaejoong, playing the middle brother who grows up to become a lowlife... More »

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Jin Yi-han joins the cast of MBC’s A New Leaf
by | April 14, 2014 | 31 Comments
A New Leaf is collecting a pretty solid lineup of acting talent, what with Kim Myung-min (King of Dramas) headlining as a tough lawyer who undergoes a personality shift after an accident gives him amnesia, and Kim Sang-joong (The Chaser) as his lawyer mentor. Jin Yi-han (Empress Ki, Dr. Jin) is the newest addition to... More »