Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
She Was Pretty confirms leads, adds Park Yoo-hwan, Kang Su-jin
by | July 30, 2015 | 28 Comments
MBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama She Was Pretty has confirmed its leading cast: Kill Me, Heal Me costars Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon will be reuniting, this time as love interests, and second leads Go Jun-hee (Yawang) and Choi Siwon (King of Dramas) have also signed on. The drama about a reversal of fortunes — in... More »


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Laughter and dimples at Twenty Again’s script read
by | July 29, 2015 | 35 Comments
It’s not like I didn’t know that Choi Ji-woo and Lee Sang-yoon would be cute together, but it’s always nice to see it in action. The cast and crew of tvN’s new Friday-Saturday drama Twenty Again held their first script read and released a video of clips of the cast erupting into giggle fits and... More »


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SBS eyes manhwa adaptation Goodbye Mr. Black
by | July 29, 2015 | 60 Comments
Will we ever run out of manhwas and webtoons to turn into drama adaptations? I’m guessing no, what with the constant stream of adaptation projects in the news, and the trend doesn’t show signs of abating just yet. Adding another entry into the category is SBS, which is looking at a new (old) manhwa to... More »


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Kwak Shi-yang follows Ghostess with lead in daily drama
by | July 28, 2015 | 34 Comments
girlfriday: Yay, Kwak Shi-yang has been cast as the lead in a drama! I always like to see talented newcomers rising, and for him it’s really very quick—his debut was only a year ago and he’s already had a few leads now. javabeans: Before you get too excited, KBS’s My Love Enemy IS a daily,... More »


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The ajumma cop reports for duty in Mrs. Cop
by | July 28, 2015 | 22 Comments
Time to check in with SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday police investigation drama Mrs. Cop which already premieres next week. Kim Hee-ae (Secret Love Affair) takes on her first action role as a detective team leader who’s an ace in the field but a failure as a mother. And Kim Min-jong (Secret Door) plays her leading man... More »


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The sun sets on nighttime errand doctor Yong-pal
by | July 28, 2015 | 59 Comments
I have to say, Yong-pal has some clever designers working on its promos, with posters that are a lot more interesting than the standard cast four-shot. When so many shows in dramaland boast similar (sometimes nearly interchangeable) posters, I’m always happy to get something a little different. The drama’s first poster trapped “Sleeping Beauty” heroine... More »


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Cheese in the Trap finally has a heroine in Kim Go-eun
by | July 27, 2015 | 40 Comments
Finally, a female lead has been selected for Cheese in the Trap! The production of the much-loved webtoon-adapted drama series has decided on Kim Go-eun to partner with Park Hae-jin, and while this is Kim Go-eun’s first drama, it looks like the fans are mostly onboard with the casting. Or at the very least, casting... More »


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Choi Ji-woo goes back to school for Twenty Again
by | July 27, 2015 | 52 Comments
Could Choi Ji-woo be any cuter? The first teaser for new tvN rom-com Twenty Again is just her adorable reaction to getting her student ID card on her first day back at school, but seriously, if she’s just going to be her bubbly self like this in the whole drama, I’m going to love it.... More »


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Siwon considers MBC rom-com She Was Pretty
by | July 27, 2015 | 39 Comments
The main love square for MBC’s new romantic comedy She Was Pretty is almost complete: Choi Siwon (King of Dramas) is being courted to join the cast, which currently includes Kill Me, Heal Me twins Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon, and Go Jun-hee (Yawang). I’m a little surprised that Siwon is taking on a supporting... More »


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The earthquake strikes in medical-disaster drama D-Day
by | July 27, 2015 | 59 Comments
Character posters and initial teasers have been released for JTBC’s upcoming medical-disaster drama D-Day, which is still a couple months from premiere but is well into shoots. A good thing, because the drama looks to be taking a grand-scale, epic approach to its Seoul-in-disaster story; in fact, they intend to produce the show over 80... More »


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News bites: July 26, 2015
by | July 26, 2015 | 19 Comments
Lee Joon (Heard It Through the Grapevine) has confirmed Key of Life with Yoo Hae-jin, the Japanese remake movie about a struggling actor and a mobster who switch lives. Yoo plays the gangster who is able to leave the underworld by pretending to be an actor, while Lee has signed on as the struggling thespian who gets mistaken... More »