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Drama Casting & News
Pride and Prejudice and posters
by | October 21, 2014 | 23 Comments
Are we drowning in new dramas or what? After a rather sparse month or two, things are picking up pretty quickly with new shows coming all at once (see: Cantabile Tomorrow, Misaeng, Liar Game, Modern Farmer), and included in this crop is MBC’s upcoming Pride and Prejudice, the prosecutor drama that premieres next week. Official... More »


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Ji Chang-wook leaps across skyscraper rooftops for Healer
by | October 21, 2014 | 37 Comments
Oh I guess we’re in for a lot of high-flying action in Ji Chang-wook’s new drama Healer. This is just a B-side version of the title sequence for the show, but it’s still our first glimpse of the series, and I can tell you this much — Ji Chang-wook is NOT just “an errand boy,”... More »


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JTBC youth drama Heroes casts Lee Elijah
by | October 20, 2014 | 14 Comments
Hm, how do I feel about this? JTBC’s “youth drama” Heroes, which recently cast FT Island idol Choi Jong-hoon in the lead, has now cast Lee Elijah (Wonderful Season, Basketball) as another lead. In Heroes, she will play the only character attending university; she’s a computer programming major who, like the typical modern twentysomething, is... More »


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Jung Kyung-ho joins Heartless City castmates in drama short
by | October 20, 2014 | 26 Comments
Aw, I love real-life bromance even better than onscreen bromance, and we’re getting a big dose of it from Jung Kyung-ho (Endless Love). He’s making a special appearance in his buddy Yoon Hyun-min’s new drama short House, Mate, an upcoming installment of MBC’s Drama Festival, which highlights up-and-coming writers and directors in short-form dramas. Tags:... More »


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Ex-Wonder Girl Ahn So-hee to join tvN drama Heart to Heart
by | October 19, 2014 | 13 Comments
The upcoming tvN drama Heart to Heart, which is the first project to come from Coffee Prince director Lee Yoon-jung after her jump from MBC to cable, is set to add Ahn So-hee, perhaps better known as simply Sohee of the Wonder Girls, to its cast. It won’t be the lead part, but the younger... More »


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News bites: October 18, 2014
by | October 18, 2014 | 10 Comments
Chun Bo-geun, Cha Tae-hyun Drama Festival, MBC’s series of short 1-to-2 episode specials, continues this weekend with 4teen, starring Cha Tae-hyun and child actor Chun Bo-geun (Queen’s Classroom). Based on Japanese novelist Ira Ishida’s prize-winning novel of the same name, the two-episode drama depicts the worries of a group of 14-year-old boys and demonstrates the... More »


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Three Days writer to come back with Cold Case
by | October 17, 2014 | 26 Comments
SBS’s save-the-president drama Three Days was touted as the Korean version of 24 (…even though it totally wasn’t, grumble grumble), and now the writer, Kim Eun-hee, is coming back with what’s being called the Korean version of Cold Case. Which also happens to be titled, conveniently, Cold Case. It’s about — guess what? — investigating... More »


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Kim Jung-eun and Nam Bora cast as sisters for SBS weekend drama
by | October 17, 2014 | 11 Comments
It’s been a while since Kim Jung-eun has had a solid drama project that hasn’t gone sideways on her (Oohlala Spouses, Korean Peninsula), but I’m always rooting for her to return in something good. She’s currently being courted to headline the upcoming SBS family weekend drama Goddess of Sales, as the eldest of three sisters... More »


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Jo Jae-hyun teams with Chaser writer for new drama Punch
by | October 16, 2014 | 19 Comments
Casting has begun on the new drama from rising star writer Park Kyung-soo, of the taut dramatic thrillers The Chaser and Empire of Gold. His third drama for SBS, called Punch, has scored the Monday-Tuesday timeslot this winter. The offer is currently out to TV veteran Jo Jae-hyun (Jung Do-jeon) to star, which kind of... More »


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No awards ceremony for tvN this year
by | October 16, 2014 | 64 Comments
Remember when cable station tvN announced it was launching its own awards ceremony? Never mind; they’ve nixed the idea after all. This doesn’t mean the station will never host their own awards show, but perhaps they jumped the gun in planning. Announced only in August and described as being in the very early stages, the... More »


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Reading faces (and minds?) in Dr. Frost’s animated and live-action teasers
by | October 16, 2014 | 30 Comments
Ooh, OCN’s upcoming Dr. Frost keeps looking better and better. While the setup is pure procedural—geeeenius psychoanalyst reads people’s behaviors and helps solve cases—the execution looks quite interesting, with a different angle than your straight-up crime investigation show. Based on a popular webtoon, Dr. Frost stars Song Chang-eui as a psychoanalyst who suffered a brain... More »