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Drama Casting & News
Namgoong Min, Minah are all smiles for Beautiful Gong-shim
by | May 5, 2016 | 32 Comments
Here’s our first look at Namgoong Min (Remember-Son’s War) playing the good guy for the first time in a long while, as the leading man in lighthearted romantic-comedy drama Beautiful Gong-shim. Previously titled Beast’s Beauty, this new weekend drama is about the love story between a set of sisters and a set of half-brothers and... More »


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Lee Ji-hoon scores lead role in Drama Special
by | May 5, 2016 | 18 Comments
Lee Ji-hoon (Six Flying Dragons, Gold Rainbow, School 2013) has been cast in the lead of a KBS Drama Special titled Legendary Shuttle, and my first thought was that he oughtta team up with tvN’s Woman With a Suitcase for your ultimate transportation-themed drama. *waits for laughter* *waits* *waiiiiits* *pouts in disappointment*... More »


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Entourage remake in talks to add f(x)’s Amber to cast
by | May 5, 2016 | 60 Comments
I’d thought the casting was all done on tvN’s remake of HBO series Entourage, but we’re looking at a late addition with this news that f(x) idol Amber is positively considering a role in the show about a hotshot actor (played by Seo Kang-joon) and his entourage of wannabes and hangers-on. (The HBO original was... More »
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SBS delays Advance, schedules Scarlet Heart: Goryeo for August
by | May 5, 2016 | 46 Comments
There’s been a lot of flip-flopping over at SBS lately, with their Wednesday-Thursday drama Deal being replaced with the new thriller Wanted. Now the same thing is happening with their Monday-Tuesday shows: The new drama from writer Park Kyung-soo (Punch, Empire of Gold, Chaser) about cops called Advance was being planned for the post-Doctors slot... More »


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Uhm Tae-woong also in the mix to join SBS thriller Wanted
by | May 4, 2016 | 21 Comments
The maybe-cast is looking pretty great for SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Wanted, though it’s unclear how many of these actors they’ll manage to sign on for sure. The thriller series just got its June timeslot this week, so the clock’s definitely ticking for the production; Kim Hyun-joo (I Have a Lover) and Jin Gu (Descended... More »


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Yoo Da-in becomes latest addition to SBS drama Doctors
by | May 4, 2016 | 39 Comments
I wasn’t going to watch this drama. I really wasn’t, but it keeps on casting actors that I absolutely love: Kim Min-seok, who is riding a wave of popularity from Descended From the Sun, and the ever-adorable puppy dog Ji-soo (Page Turner) have already signed on. And now actress Yoo Da-in (One More Happy Ending)... More »


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Lee Jong-seok joins the cameo parade in Gogh’s Starry Night
by | May 4, 2016 | 56 Comments
This web drama is going to end up with more guest actors than regular cast members. Lee Jong-seok is the latest in a string of high-profile stars making special cameo appearances in the new web drama Gogh’s Starry Night, alongside Pinocchio co-stars Park Shin-hye and Yoon Kyun-sang. The star-studded cameo parade is due to the... More »


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Jin Gu offered lead in SBS reality-show thriller Wanted
by | May 4, 2016 | 26 Comments
Phew, casting is in full swing on Wanted, SBS’s newly announced thriller series, which is promising to hear given that it hasn’t had a lot of lead time: It was only given the official green light earlier this week for a mid-June premiere (replacing the previously scheduled Deal). Wanted (which has dropped The Reality Show... More »


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Cha In-pyo, Ra Mi-ran up to play weekend spouses for Laurel Tree Tailors
by | May 3, 2016 | 20 Comments
Cha In-pyo (D-Day) and Ra Mi-ran (Come Back, Ajusshi) are favorably considering playing a married couple in an upcoming weekend drama. The new KBS Saturday-Sunday show is called Laurel Tree Tailors, and is being marketed as a feel-good family drama about a household that runs a tailoring business for men’s suits.... More »


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Ms. Temper features finale cameo with Yoon Shi-yoon
by | May 3, 2016 | 37 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon is all set to make his drama comeback in a JTBC weekend drama (that would be the fantasy fusion sageuk Mirror of the Witch), but first, we’ll actually get to see him in another JTBC weekend drama, because he’s signed up for a cameo appearance in the soon-to-wrap Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki.... More »




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