Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
My Sassy Girl’s original leading actress rumored to quit, role still not cast
by | August 22, 2016 | 105 Comments
Wow, this show is a mess behind the scenes. At this point I’m just rubbernecking, but sometimes you can’t look away when there’s a five-car pileup happening right in front of you, you know? The upcoming SBS youth sageuk adaptation of My Sassy Girl is STILL without a titular sassy girl… even though there’s going... More »


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Yoon Doo-joon to make Let’s Eat and Bring It On, Ghost worlds collide
by | August 22, 2016 | 57 Comments
Yes, finally! The PD of tvN’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Bring In On, Ghost has been bringing practically all of the major cast members of his previous drama franchise — Let’s Eat Seasons 1 and 2 — to the set for fun cameos, and I’d been wondering if Yoon Doo-joon (Splish Splash Love) would ever make... More »


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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Aug. 15-21, 2016
by | August 21, 2016 | 157 Comments
There were yet more Olympic pre-emptions this week, affecting mostly the same shows as last week. The weekend circuit took the brunt of it, but at the top of the week, Monster wasn’t aired at all. Doctors aired one episode, and have made the decision to air their final three next week, which will definitely... More »


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News bites: August 20, 2016
by | August 20, 2016 | 50 Comments
Jang Dong-gun, Park Hee-soon, Lee Jong-seok I’m excited for this: Jang Dong-gun, Lee Jong-seok and Park Hee-soon are all confirmed for VIP, the latest film from Park Hoon-jung (The Tiger, New World). Lee will indeed play the villain, a son of a high-ranking North Korean official with a penchant for killing. [Asia Economy, Sports Chosun]... More »


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Bae Nuri as Choi Ji-woo’s right-hand woman in Woman With a Suitcase
by | August 19, 2016 | 4 Comments
Going from Dramaworld to the legal world, actress Bae Nuri has been cast in MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Woman with a Suitcase. Woman with a Suitcase is a legal-romance-mystery about a charismatic and competent legal office manager named Cha Geum-joo, played by Choi Ji-woo (Twenty Again), who meets Hahm Bok-geo, the president of a paparazzi... More »


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Seo In-gook transforms into Shopping King Louie
by | August 19, 2016 | 83 Comments
These newly released photos from the production of MBC’s upcoming rom-com series Shopping King Louie aren’t as exciting as I’d like my first-stills-from-a-drama to be, but it’s Seo In-gook and he’s looking sharp, so net gain. Seo In-gook didn’t bother taking a break after finishing up his cable drama Police Unit 38 recently, and is... More »


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The forecast looks sunny for Jealousy Incarnate
by | August 19, 2016 | 43 Comments
It looks like we’re in for a cute, sunny romance in SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday rom-com Jealousy Incarnate, unless you’re Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess), that is, in which case you’re in for a little karmic retribution in the form of petty jealousy. Gong Hyo-jin (The Producers) stars as a weather forecaster who has gotten over... More »


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Kang Haneul considering onscreen bromance with Park Seo-joon
by | August 18, 2016 | 21 Comments
Kang Haneul (Misaeng) is in crazy high demand. He recently wrapped up filming on his upcoming SBS sageuk Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo, which will be premiering at the end of this month. Currently, he’s filming for a movie called Retrial, about a wrongfully convicted young man who’s spent ten years in jail after confessing... More »


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Hearts and smiles at Moonlight Drawn By Clouds’ press conference
by | August 18, 2016 | 122 Comments
How adorable is this cast? It’s not unusual for actors to be full of smiles on the day of their drama’s production press conference, but the cast of fusion fantasy romance Moonlight Drawn By Clouds seems especially bright-eyed and sparkly, and it puts a big goofy smile on my face. They’re just so young and... More »


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Longing stares and lunar eclipses for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
by | August 17, 2016 | 61 Comments
New posters! Lee Jun-ki (Scholar Who Walks the Night) stares longingly at IU (The Producers) in this poster for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo, and then switches to a jealous sidelong glance in the one below, which also features Kang Haneul (Misaeng).... More »




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