Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
News bites: June 27, 2015
by | June 27, 2015 | 39 Comments
Oh Ji-ho, Jeon Hyo-sung, Ha Yeon-joo The return of Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong has secured a time slot. In its first season, the show scored the second best viewership of all OCN’s original programming, and thus Oh Ji-ho has been brought back to reprise his role as an officer with an unusual talent. Now that his... More »


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Joo-won, Kim Tae-hee get their nemeses in SBS’s Yong-pal
by | June 26, 2015 | 37 Comments
Jo Hyun-jae, Jung Woong-in, Jo Bok-rae The plot thickens for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday series Yong-pal, which is described in somewhat bemusing Engrish as a “spectacle unique melodrama,” which I’m taking to mean intensely dramatic and spectacle-filled. The show did undergo some rough waters when its director was switched, but now seems to be settling down,... More »


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The two faces of Yoon Kye-sang in JTBC’s Last
by | June 26, 2015 | 12 Comments
JTBC, you are killing me with your Last teasers. Omgah, what will it take for you to make some that actually move?? Sure, they look slick and cool and thriller-esque, I’ll give you that on the style front… but basically, every teaser has been just a collection of stills set to music. No moving people!... More »


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Ji Hyun-woo fights for the little guy in JTBC’s new drama Awl
by | June 25, 2015 | 21 Comments
Ji Hyun-woo is heading to cable for his next drama, a JTBC series with a serious-sounding bent, titled Awl. The drama is based on a webtoon of the same name, which is in turn inspired by real-life events that transpired in 2002 when union workers were unfairly fired from large supermarket chain Carrefour, and fought... More »


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The bloodlust is awakened in Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | June 24, 2015 | 88 Comments
Guyliner? Check. Fangs? Check. Ladies and gentleman, we have a vampire. Joseon-era Jun-ki, make way for Vampy Jun-ki. The first teaser is here for MBC’s supernatural sageuk Scholar Who Walks the Night, starring Lee Jun-ki as a beautiful vampire scholar and Lee Yubi as a nobleman’s daughter who dresses as a man to sell books... More »


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Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook get friendly for Time I’ve Loved You’s press conference
by | June 23, 2015 | 63 Comments
It’s press conference day for The Time I’ve Loved You, SBS’s remake of the Taiwanese drama In Time With You starring Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook as longtime best friends who take their sweet time to figure out that maybe, juuuust maaaaybe, they’re more than friends. Co-stars Yoon Kyun-sang and Chu Soo-hyun were in attendance,... More »


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SBS’s Yong-pal loses actors, considers adding Jo Hyun-jae
by | June 23, 2015 | 28 Comments
Erm, should I be worried about you, Yong-pal? Why all the pre-drama shuffling? On the heels of the recent director switch, the SBS drama has parted ways with two of its supporting cast members, Oh Jung-se (The Lover, Plus Nine Boys) and Jo Jae-yoon (Liar Game). Interesting that the show had been so adamant that... More »


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Lee Hyun-woo sets the stage for Lee Jun-ki’s vampire transformation
by | June 23, 2015 | 51 Comments
Well this seems like a good way to start a drama off on the right foot. The ever-adorable Lee Hyun-woo (Battle of Yeonpyeong, The Con Artists) is kicking off the first episode of MBC’s historical fantasy drama Scholar Who Walks the Night, in a key cameo appearance that’ll inform Lee Jun-ki’s backstory and tell the... More »


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Fistfights in the rain for JTBC thriller Last
by | June 22, 2015 | 15 Comments
JTBC’s upcoming weekend thriller drama Last has a couple teasers out now, which do a lot of teasing and not really any telling. Mostly, I want JTBC to assure me that yes, there will be moving pictures in this show, right? Not just a bunch of still images, set to music like some kind of... More »


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Jin Se-yeon joins Jung Il-woo for Korean-Chinese web drama
by | June 22, 2015 | 92 Comments
Is there anyone who isn’t doing a web drama these days? It’s an interesting trend, especially with more and more international co-productions being made, like this one, starring Jung Il-woo (Records of a Night Watchman). It’s a Korean-Chinese web drama called The Greatest One-Sided Love No One’s Ever Seen Before, and now Jin Se-yeon (Doctor... More »


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Boy-crazy ghostess runs amok in tvN’s Oh My Ghostess
by | June 22, 2015 | 48 Comments
Muahaha, Kim Seul-gi’s ghostess character definitely comes out the winner in this deal: She gets to possess Park Bo-young’s body, run around town living out every single one of her wildest boy-crazy wishes, and doesn’t have to deal with any of the consequences afterward. There’s gotta be a catch, right? Oh right, I guess the... More »