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Drama Casting & News
Missing 9 courts Jung Kyung-ho as male lead, releases character descriptions
by | September 22, 2016 | 59 Comments
More developments on the new drama Missing 9 formerly known as Picnic, formerly known as Gaia: After a recent change in scribes, switching from Angry Mom’s Kim Ban-di to Police Unit 38’s Han Jung-hoon, Missing 9 is now undergoing a major casting shakeup. Missing 9 centers around Seo Joon-ho, a washed-up, former Kpop star who’s... More »


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Sooyoung to don a white coat for new youth medical drama Polyclinic Doctor
by | September 21, 2016 | 65 Comments
Time to get excited for a new doctor drama on the horizon! Sooyoung (Police Unit 38) has been cast as the female lead in youth medical drama Polyclinic Doctor. Although she hasn’t been in a physician’s white gown before, Sooyoung is no stranger to hospital sets. In one of her first drama roles, she played... More »
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Ji-soo’s Fantastic storyline reduced, but return to set eagerly anticipated
by | September 21, 2016 | 51 Comments
Cry no more, Ji-soo fans! We’ve got a promising update on an otherwise bleak situation so you can do away with the Kleenex for now. Last week, talented rising star Ji-soo underwent emergency surgery for acute osteomyelitis (a rare and severe infection of the bone) after being rushed to the hospital for excruciating leg pain.... More »


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Lee Shi-un joins My Sassy Girl as Joo-won’s pal
by | September 21, 2016 | 35 Comments
Aw, our geeky fanboy Su-bongie is moving on to a new life, maybe with a new job that doesn’t involve heart attacks and faceless bosses. Funny character actor Lee Shi-un, who just wrapped a memorable stint as a manhwa artist on fantasy drama W–Two Worlds, is the latest to join the cast of My Sassy... More »


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Police Unit 38 writer overhauls castaway drama Picnic
by | September 21, 2016 | 74 Comments
Again? Are we really changing this drama a third time? Doesn’t it seem like a smarter move to scrap Picnic, Gaia, and whatever else it might’ve been called, and just pretend that this third version is a new drama altogether? There are probably reasons of the legal variety that prohibit that, but this is starting... More »


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Yeon Jung-hoon considers going villainous for Man to Man
by | September 21, 2016 | 24 Comments
Wait, are they going to have to change the title to Man to Man to Man now? Because if Yeon Jung-hoon (Mask) is going to be joining Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) and Park Sung-woong (Remember—Son’s War) in the JTBC action drama Man to Man, well, that’s a lot of manliness we’re dealing with.... More »


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Im Shi-wan, Yoon-ah headline new historical drama The King Loves
by | September 20, 2016 | 166 Comments
Well, it’s about time that Im Shi-wan came back to dramaland. Not that I blame him for being extra careful; when you break out in a drama like Misaeng, creating some time and distance between Jang Geu-rae and your next TV character seems like a smart move. He’s signed on to star in the new... More »


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We Got Married’s honeybee couple to reunite in drama My Only Love Song
by | September 20, 2016 | 51 Comments
Another We Got Married couple will be reuniting as onscreen lovers next year. In the fourth season of the fake-marriage variety show, CNBLUE’s Lee Jong-hyun (Orange Marmalade) and actress Gong Seung-yeon (Master–God of Noodles) were nicknamed the Honeybee Couple. They have announced that they will be working together on a new youth sageuk called My... More »


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Cool, confident character posters and a second teaser for Woman With a Suitcase
by | September 20, 2016 | 32 Comments
We’re about a week away from the premiere of MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday legal drama Woman With a Suitcase, and new promo materials have been released. Written by Kwon Eum-mi (Gap-dong) and directed by PD Kwon Seok-jang (Ex-Girlfriend Club), Woman With a Suitcase is the story of a capable legal office manager, played by Choi Ji-woo... More »


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Ji Chang-wook: “The K2 will be my last action drama”
by | September 20, 2016 | 125 Comments
Say it ain’t so, Healer-ya! Thankfully, I think Ji Chang-wook (Healer) was kidding about this being his last action series, because the alternative would be too sad. At the press conference for his new action thriller The K2, he explained good-naturedly how difficult the action sequences have been. “It’s so difficult. It led to me... More »