Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Jeon Ji-hyun, Lee Min-ho team up in new SBS drama Legend of the Blue Sea
by | May 30, 2016 | 189 Comments
It’s happening, it’s really happening: Jeon Ji-hyun is re-teaming with her You From Another Star writer, Park Ji-eun, for a new drama co-starring Lee Min-ho (Heirs), with a high likelihood of him reuniting with his City Hunter director, PD Jin Hyuk. Is China even going to be able to handle the excitement? I half expect... More »


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Park Shin-hye, Kim Rae-won smile for the cameras on set of Doctors
by | May 29, 2016 | 71 Comments
Aw, they kind of look cute together. I mean, he looks very much like her older wiser sunbae, but that’s the dynamic in the drama, right? Maybe it’s just that Kim Rae-won (Punch) is permanently seared into my brain as the perfect oppa-next-door type, so I’ll always see him as that. Here’s a peek at... More »


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More flower boy princes for Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
by | May 29, 2016 | 38 Comments
I think this show is really planning to release one measly still per week. It seems stingy, given the enormous cast of pretty boy princes they’ve got, but I guess that’s how you make the drama promo last. Here’s another peek at two more princes from SBS’s upcoming time-travel fantasy sageuk Scarlet Heart: Goryeo, starring... More »


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Drama viewership ratings for the week of May 23-29, 2016
by | May 29, 2016 | 73 Comments
Oh Hae-young Again broke the ratings record for a tvN Monday-Tuesday drama this week, a record previously held by Cheese in the Trap. This is a huge accomplishment as the show only grows in popularity and acclaim. The people are loving it, and for good reason. Let’s just hope the extension won’t hurt the show’s... More »


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Go Kyung-pyo considering Jealousy Incarnate
by | May 28, 2016 | 33 Comments
Go Kyung-pyo (Answer Me 1988) is considering joining the upcoming SBS rom-com drama Jealousy Incarnate for his next project. He has been offered the role of the second male lead in the drama that has already confirmed Gong Hyo-jin (It’s Okay, It’s Love) and Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess), who play its main couple in... More »


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Kim Haneul, Lee Sang-yoon confirm On the Way to the Airport
by | May 27, 2016 | 33 Comments
Casting is off to a great start for upcoming Wednesday-Thursday KBS romantic melodrama, On the Way to the Airport. Lovely actress Kim Haneul (Gentleman’s Dignity) and dimple-cheeked man-boy Lee Sang-yoon (Twenty Again) have both been confirmed as the leads. Having seen them in their latest drama projects, I can guarantee they both have acting chops.... More »


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News bites: May 27, 2016
by | May 27, 2016 | 47 Comments
Yeon Woo-jin, Im Soo-jung Yeon Woo-jin (Marriage Not Dating) has signed on to co-star opposite Im Soo-jung (Time Renegade) in the new movie Passing Hearts: The Table, an omnibus film with an interesting premise, about patrons at a cafe and the various events that occur at one specific table there. Anyone who’s waited tables before... More »


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Cinderella and the Four Knights take up residence at tvN
by | May 27, 2016 | 40 Comments
And thank goodness for that. I’d been getting a little worried about the fate of “fantasy cohabitation romance” drama Cinderella and the Four Knights, which secured a pretty good cast and has a cute premise but seemed to be struggling to find a home anywhere. Now tvN has snapped it up, and although they haven’t... More »


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Lee Dong-wook considers reaper role in fantasy drama Goblin
by | May 26, 2016 | 69 Comments
Oh, interesting. Lee Dong-wook (Bubblegum) is up for the role of a reaper who takes up residence with goblin Gong Yoo (Big) in tvN’s new fantasy romance drama Goblin, which sets us up for bromancey cohabitation. Part of me is disappointed — I was holding out hope that the heroine would be the reaper in... More »


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KBS in talks to remake Japanese drama Ice World
by | May 26, 2016 | 54 Comments
KBS is in talks with entertainment group MarsENT to produce a Korean drama remake of Japanese mystery romance drama Ice World, which aired on Fuji TV in 1999 and garnered a screenwriting award, as well as a best actress award for its star, Matsushima Nanako. The original Ice World was about the dark mystery shrouding... More »
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