Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Love, friendship, and cycling in cable drama Riders: Catch Tomorrow
by | September 23, 2015 | 19 Comments
Three familiar television faces are heading over to cable for a new drama on E Channel, with the series titled Riders: Catch Tomorrow casting Kim Dong-wook (Maids, Dandelion Family, Coffee Prince), Lee Chung-ah (Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, Wonderful Mama), and Choi Yeo-jin (The Lover, Valid Love, Emergency Couple). The drama will depict the lives of... More »

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First love and prison tears for MBC melodrama Dazzling Temptation
by | September 23, 2015 | 37 Comments
Well the posters are pretty, I’ll give them that. And so are the childhood scenes, as expected. I’m just more than a little wary of MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Dazzling Temptation, mostly because I lived through Gold Rainbow. It had a similar setup where the extended childhood backstory was really sweet and heartfelt, then with... More »

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’80s fashions and perms galore for Answer Me 1988’s first poster
by | September 23, 2015 | 49 Comments
javabeans: Hey, check out the poster for Answer Me, 1988. I was expecting more terrible ’80s fashion, actually (not that they look good…). girlfriday: Wait, where’s Park Bo-gum?? Is he not in this drama anymore?! javabeans: No way, that can’t be it! He’s gotta be there somewhere… still looking… Ha, well Go Kyung-pyo looks all... More »

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Seeking teenage happiness in Sassy, Go Go
by | September 23, 2015 | 35 Comments
The second teaser is out for KBS’s cheerleading drama Sassy Go Go, and we’re starting to get a feel for the tone of the show — light, cute, peppy. Given that the recent dramaland offerings set in high school have veered darker and heavier (Angry Mom, School 2013, Who Are You—School 2015), it may be... More »

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Kim Kang-woo up to join SBS’s Goodbye Mr. Black
by | September 22, 2015 | 65 Comments
Ah, I do like the direction the casting is taking with Goodbye Mr. Black, SBS’s upcoming revenge drama that’s adapted from a The Count of Monte Cristo–inspired manhwa. First we had Lee Jin-wook (The Time I’ve Loved You) and Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor), then Song Jae-rim (Unkind Women), and now the drama is looking to... More »

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Character stills and teasers for rom-com Bubblegum
by | September 21, 2015 | 80 Comments
Here’s a peek at tvN’s quirky friends-to-lovers romantic comedy Bubblegum, starring Jung Ryeo-won (Medical Top Team) and Lee Dong-wook (Iron Man) as childhood friends who start to see each other differently as adults. Judging from the teasers, I wonder if this drama is going for anti-chemistry as a concept, which could be a funny tactic.... More »

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Kim Hye-soo completes main trio for tvN’s Signal
by | September 20, 2015 | 43 Comments
Well that’s an impressive cast lineup. It looks like a movie cast for starters, and a really good one at that. Kim Hye-soo (Chinatown, God of the Workplace) is the latest addition to tvN’s new crime mystery thriller Signal, the newest drama from PD Kim Won-seok of Misaeng and writer Kim Eun-hee of Three Days,... More »

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News bites: September 20, 2015
by | September 20, 2015 | 45 Comments
Yoo Yeon-seok Aww, I envy those who are going to be able to see this. Yoo Yeon-seok (Warm and Cozy) is fulfilling a long-time goal for himself by performing in a musical, his first since his college days and his professional debut. He’s been cast as the lead in The Man Who Walks Through Walls, which... More »

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Girl’s Day’s Minah cast in MBC’s Sweet Family
by | September 18, 2015 | 15 Comments
Now that Sweet Family has secured all the parents, it’s time to start casting their kids. MBC’s drama adaptation of the gangster comedy franchise Marrying the Mafia has confirmed that idol singer Minah of Girl’s Day has been cast as the daughter to Jung Woong-in (Yong-pal) and Yoo Sun (Horse Doctor). Ah, she must be... More »

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Song Jae-rim added to revenge drama Goodbye Mr. Black
by | September 18, 2015 | 83 Comments
Good news: Song Jae-rim (Age of Feeling, Unkind Women) has joined SBS’s upcoming drama Goodbye Mr. Black, which is already on my radar for what sounds like an entertaining plot (love those get-a-new-identity-and-get-revenge stories) and two stars I love, Lee Jin-wook (Time I’ve Loved You) and Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor). The downside, I suppose, is... More »

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More moody mystery in second teaser for Village: Secret of Achiara
by | September 17, 2015 | 37 Comments
The second teaser has been released for SBS’s Village: Secret of Achiara, which continues the ominous, eerie vibe of the drama’s first teaser. There’s also one news still of series lead Moon Geun-young, above, sporting a fresh haircut for her character, an English language teacher at a middle school in the town of Achiara. Moon’s... More »