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Drama Casting & News
Han Ye-seul, Joo Sang-wook confirm Birth of a Beauty
by | September 29, 2014 | 43 Comments
It took three years, but Han Ye-seul (Myung-wol the Spy) will be making her dramaland comeback this fall in the new SBS weekend drama Birth of a Beauty. She and Joo Sang-wook (Sly and Single Again) have confirmed that they’ll be headlining the series, about an ajumma who sheds weight, gets plastic surgery, and becomes... More »


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First run-ins and script reads for Pride and Prejudice
by | September 29, 2014 | 20 Comments
Filming has commenced on MBC’s legal-themed drama Pride and Prejudice, as you can see from these stills of leads Choi Jin-hyuk and Baek Jin-hee in their first shoots for the series. The scene pictured actually takes place five years before the characters’ official meeting, in which prosecutor Choi Jin-hyuk and student Baek Jin-hee have a... More »


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Counting down to the weekend with Misaeng
by | September 29, 2014 | 27 Comments
The teasers for Misaeng continue to be relatably funny, as you can see in two more previews featuring two of its leads, Im Shi-wan and Kang So-ra. The story depicts the lives of ordinary office workers encountering everyday conflicts and foibles, and the original Misaeng manhwa was a hit with twenty- and thirtysomething office workers... More »


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Seo Joon-young joins King’s Face as face-reading fortuneteller
by | September 26, 2014 | 19 Comments
Agh, Seo Joon-young (Secret Door) as the face reader? And with Seo In-gook (High School King of Savvy) as the king? Great, now I HAVE to watch this drama. Maybe it’ll even cure my heartache over Seo Joon-young’s role in Secret Door? (…Or maybe I don’t want a cure! *WAILS*) The actor has now signed... More »


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Surplus Princess cut down to 10 episodes
by | September 26, 2014 | 120 Comments
Sad news for fans of Surplus Princess: The silly tvN comedy about a mermaid who joins the human realm to find love has just gotten a cut-down in episode count. Planned for 14 episodes originally, it’ll now end with 10 instead, wrapping up its run early next month. That’s a pretty sudden decision, especially since... More »


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Cantabile Tomorrow’s light, sentimental first teaser
by | September 25, 2014 | 94 Comments
The first teaser’s out for Cantabile Tomorrow, and I’m liking what I see. It’s not overtly funny, but has a light, sensitive touch (inasmuch as we can judge in thirty seconds), and the tone, cinematography, and use of music—Mendelssohn’s 4th—is really working for me. In the trailer, Joo-won says in voice-over: “The moment he waved... More »


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Baek Sung-hyun headlines romantic comedy web drama
by | September 24, 2014 | 19 Comments
Baek Sung-hyun (IRIS 2) will be pulling double duty online next month, as he’ll be starring in two web dramas set to premiere around the same time. He was recently cast in the upcoming web series Love Cells, where he’ll play a top idol; he’s now been cast to headline a different 6-episode web drama... More »


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Seo In-gook and Jo Yoon-hee confirm King’s Face
by | September 24, 2014 | 30 Comments
I half-expected this drama never to see the light of day, but then again, controversy doesn’t seem to stop most broadcasters from airing content and dealing with the fallout later. In the case of KBS’s fusion sageuk The King’s Face, the drama has been embroiled in plagiarism controversy since late this summer, when production house... More »


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Uhm Tae-woong gets a little bro in Valid Love
by | September 24, 2014 | 10 Comments
Valid Love’s launch may have been delayed in favor of another drama (the remake of Liar Game) but the upcoming tvN drama from My Name Is Kim Sam-soon and What’s Up Fox’s writer is still busily proceeding with pre-production: It has added Park Jung-min (You’re All Surrounded) to its cast, to play younger brother to... More »


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Oh Ji-ho heads back to the Joseon era in late fall
by | September 23, 2014 | 17 Comments
He of the magnificent dimples is returning to dramaland for the first time since tying the knot back in April (excuse me for a moment while I mourn his bachelorhood). A JTBC source has confirmed that Oh Ji-ho (Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong, God of the Workplace) will play the lead in the cable channel’s upcoming “modern... More »


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Bae Doo-na films in Seoul for sci-fi series Sense8
by | September 23, 2014 | 14 Comments
As previously mentioned, Bae Doo-na is back in Korea and busily filming, though not for a Korean production. She’s been cast in Sense8, a television series that’ll mark her third collaboration with Hollywood producers the Wachowskis (after Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending), which is planned for a Netflix run to launch in 2015. Sense8 is... More »