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Drama Casting & News
Jin Ji-hee leads a crew of high school sleuths in new JTBC drama
by | December 10, 2014 | 24 Comments
Cable network JTBC is gearing up to launch a new Tuesday night drama timeslot next week with the youthful Nancy-Drew-esque teen crime series Seonam Girls’ High Investigation Unit. The title is a mouthful, but it’s the name of the novel that the drama is adapting, about five high school students who get together to solve... More »


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Misaeng spawns parody drama on tvN
by | December 10, 2014 | 52 Comments
javabeans: I can’t believe this is a real thing. I know tvN really really (like, REALLY) loves Misaeng (read: loves the fame and $$$ brought in by Misaeng) and wants to do anything it can to extend its lifespan, but is a parody series really necessary? girlfriday: Basically Misaeng is their only cash cow all... More »


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First script read for MBC’s fantasy historical drama Shine or Go Crazy
by | December 10, 2014 | 50 Comments
Production is underway for MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Shine or Go Crazy, the fusion fantasy romance set in the early Goryeo dynasty. Jang Hyuk (Fated To Love You) and Oh Yeon-seo (Jang Bori Is Here) never really had a chance to step foot outside MBC between their last projects and this one, and I’m thinking... More »


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Let’s Eat 2 heads to Mondays and Tuesdays this spring
by | December 9, 2014 | 67 Comments
Yay, some good news from tvN — Let’s Eat has secured a timeslot for its second season, and the show will move from its once-a-week slot on Thursdays, to Mondays and Tuesdays this coming spring. I have to say, the move to Monday-Tuesday makes me considerably happier about the second season. I really dislike the... More »


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Three Musketeers nixing follow-up seasons?
by | December 9, 2014 | 90 Comments
I can’t say that I’m surprised, but it’s still a bummer to hear that Three Musketeers may very well not get any more seasons, after being hyped up as a three-season, multimillion-dollar blockbuster project for tvN. According to a recent interview published by one media outlet, a source with the production stated that Season 2... More »


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News bites: December 6, 2014
by | December 6, 2014 | 36 Comments
Kim Soo-hyun Sniff, it will be a while longer before everyone’s favorite alien professor returns to the small screen; Kim Soo-hyun has turned down the lead in Dr. Frankenstein, in which he would’ve played the brilliant hero with exceptional medical abilities but a split personality. Given that there’s already a handful of dramas dealing with... More »


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Kim Rae-won contemplates his next move in posters for Punch
by | December 5, 2014 | 37 Comments
I don’t really know why the posters for SBS’s Punch are chess-themed, but I guess they needed a metaphor for a game of strategy and wits. I do expect the drama to be a really tense set of moves and countermoves, since that’s what writer Park Kyung-soo (The Chaser, Empire of Gold) does best. It’s... More »


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Kill Me Heal Me secures leads and supporting cast
by | December 5, 2014 | 70 Comments
It took a while, but Kill Me Heal Me finally has a cast, all at once — and it’s not a bad one, either. I’d wondered when it seemed to have difficulty getting actors to stick around, but maybe the wait was worth it to end up with Ji Sung after all? And joining him... More »


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Ahn Jae-hyun, Gu Hye-sun headline vampire medical drama Blood
by | December 3, 2014 | 125 Comments
After a few false starts, we finally have a cast for the KBS fantasy medical drama Blood, the show about a vampire doctor who treats terminally ill patients. Rookie actor Ahn Jae-hyun (You’re All Surrounded) has signed on to play the vampire hero, and Gu Hye-sun (Angel Eyes) will play his leading lady. She’ll be... More »


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Ji Sung the latest leading man in contention for Kill Me, Heal Me
by | December 3, 2014 | 74 Comments
Maybe the third time’s the charm? Let’s see if Kill Me, Heal Me can manage to hold onto its leading man this time around. Ji Sung (Secret) is the newest actor in talks to headline MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama, as the hero with dissociative identity disorder and a whopping seven personalities to play. He actually... More »
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High-speed thrills for hire in action drama Healer
by | December 2, 2014 | 37 Comments
I don’t know how this happened, but somehow it’s already December, and KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Healer is premiering in a week. New teasers continue in the same vein — secret missions and high-flying action — but this time we get a sneak peek at how our three main characters might end up entangled in... More »