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Drama Casting & News
Kim Yoo-jung replaced on Secret Door
by | November 1, 2014 | 20 Comments
girlfriday: Uh… so apparently Secret Door is suddenly replacing Kim Yoo-jung with… Yoon So-hee (Marriage Not Dating, Let’s Eat)??? javabeans: What! Why? That’s the stupidest thing. The articles are saying that this is a “baton pass” between child role to adult, but my bullshit meter is flying up to 11, for so many reasons. First... More »


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News bites: October 31, 2014
by | October 31, 2014 | 7 Comments
As widely reported this week, Shin Hae-chul, one of the most influential artists in Korean music, passed away on October 27 as a result of complications from a massive heart attack he had suffered a few days prior. TK of Ask a Korean did an excellent write-up on the legend as part of his 50... More »


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Shin Sung-rok, Jo Yoon-hee’s first shoots for King’s Face
by | October 30, 2014 | 47 Comments
I really didn’t think Lee Jong-seok was going to have any competition for Mane of Shame this year, but I dunno… Shin Sung-rok is giving him a run for his money. I know, there’s no time for growing manes when you’re busy booking it back and forth between two drama sets. Shin is currently in... More »


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Pinocchio teases small-town high school romance
by | October 30, 2014 | 72 Comments
Okay, the second teaser for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Pinocchio is a step in the right direction — at least it contains a tidbit of story information and actually features the heroine of our story, which is more than I could say for the first teaser (possibly a thing we should pretend didn’t happen. Except... More »


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Shine or Go Crazy’s star-crossed lovers and fictionalized history
by | October 30, 2014 | 17 Comments
So the casting for Shine or Go Crazy’s leads is still in the not-confirmed-but-positively-considering stage (how many more news cycles do you think the production can milk that for?), but at least we’ve got more information about the drama’s plot, and some clarification on the personages involved. Described as a fantasy romance sageuk set in... More »


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Legal thriller Punch lines up supporting cast
by | October 30, 2014 | 18 Comments
With Kim Rae-won now settled as lead, legal thriller Punch is lining up the rest of its cast, and three names are currently in the headlines as “probable but not 100% confirmed yet” selections: Kim Ah-joong (Sign), Ohn Joo-wan (Surplus Princess), and Seo Ji-hye (49 Days). Punch is the next drama to come from The... More »


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Revenge spurs romance in Birth of a Beauty
by | October 29, 2014 | 51 Comments
I hadn’t realized that makeover rom-com Birth of a Beauty was a revenge story (albeit a super-lighthearted one), but that’s a detail I can see working for the premise. It’s not a revenge drama per se (in that I don’t expect the whole show to follow the heroine’s vengeance path), but that’ll provide us with... More »


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Han Ji-min confirms Jekyll and Me opposite Hyun Bin
by | October 29, 2014 | 71 Comments
We’ve got a leading lady and a title change for Hyun Bin’s new drama Hyde, Jekyll, Me, now going by the shorter title Jekyll and Me. That isn’t an indication that they’re dropping the split personality angle, since it’s still a rom-com about a woman who ends up in a love triangle with one man’s... More »


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Im Joo-hwan, Ryu Seung-soo for fantasy historical drama
by | October 28, 2014 | 28 Comments
MBC’s next Monday-Tuesday fantasy romance drama Shine or Go Crazy is still waiting on leads Jang Hyuk (Fated To Love You) and Oh Yeon-seo (Jang Bori Is Here) to confirm, but offers are now out to potential supporting cast members Im Joo-hwan (Watch Out For Fools, What’s Up) and Ryu Seung-soo (Wonderful Season, Empire of... More »


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Kim Rae-won courted to headline legal thriller Punch
by | October 28, 2014 | 13 Comments
There was some kind of backstage drama going on at SBS over the last day, because stories started to come out that its December Monday-Tuesday drama Punch was going to be replaced by a different series altogether. One mad scramble (and who knows what Anthony-esque string-pulling stunt) later, Punch is now back on the winter... More »


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Seo In-gook as incognito prince in King’s Face
by | October 27, 2014 | 48 Comments
I did honestly wonder if The King’s Face would ever make it to production; it was touch and go for a while there with plagiarism accusations hanging in the air and injunctions filed, but cameras are rolling on the set of the new KBS fusion historical drama. Lead actor Seo In-gook joined the drama’s shoots... More »