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Drama Casting & News
Chaser, Empire of Gold, Punch writer to tackle medical drama next
by | February 4, 2016 | 31 Comments
Well, this oughtta be good: The writer-director duo behind last year’s Punch, PD Lee Myung-woo and writer Park Kyung-soo, is reteaming for a new drama this year. I know we can’t only look to past projects in predicting future ones, but these two have quite the impressive list of credits, both together and separately: Park... More »
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Sohn Dam-bi, Im Seul-ong sign on for Mrs. Cop 2
by | February 4, 2016 | 13 Comments
Honestly, the best part about this casting news isn’t even who they cast, but the fact that Mrs. Cop 2 has decided to create new characters for its second season instead of going with that half-baked idea to cast new people to play Sohn Ho-joon and Lee Da-hee’s characters from the first season. I wouldn’t... More »


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Kim Ah-joong up for new tvN mistaken identity drama
by | February 4, 2016 | 21 Comments
New drama alert! Doesn’t it feel like there’s a new drama every day lately? Maybe there’s something in the air. There’s a supernatural mistaken identity drama headed to tvN on Mondays and Tuesdays this spring, called Oh Hae-young Again. It’s about two women named Oh Hae-young getting all mixed up in each other’s lives because... More »


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Hyun-woo added to Jackpot as King Gyeongjong
by | February 3, 2016 | 25 Comments
Aw, my first reaction to Hyun-woo (Awl, Ugly Alert) being cast in SBS’s upcoming heavily fictionalized historical drama Jackpot was to give an inner hurrah, and then to feel sad because he’s playing King Gyeongjong, who won’t be long for that world. I presume. I mean, the drama is playing pretty fast and loose with... More »


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Will it be Han Ji-min or Sung Yuri for MBC’s Monster?
by | February 3, 2016 | 70 Comments
Ah, finally news of a potential leading lady for Monster, the revengey melo starring Kang Ji-hwan whose life is trampled by the super elite and who then sets out for payback. News has surfaced simultaneously that both Han Ji-min (Hyde Jekyll Me, Rooftop Prince) and Sung Yuri (Birth Secret, Feast of the Gods) are in... More »


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Gong Hyo-jin, Jo Jung-seok for KBS rom-com Jealousy Incarnate
by | February 3, 2016 | 76 Comments
Aieee, this would be such a cute pairing. Come on drama gods, let’s make it happen! There’s a new KBS romantic comedy in the works from the writer of Miss Korea and Pasta, and Gong Hyo-jin (The Producers) is being courted for a reunion with her. The series is called Jealousy Incarnate, and Jo Jung-seok... More »


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Lee Soo-kyung signs on for My Little Baby opposite Oh Ji-ho
by | February 2, 2016 | 36 Comments
It’s taken a few rounds of casting announcements to get leads secured for MBC’s new drama My Little Baby, with potential leading man Kang Ji-hwan doing Monster instead and Park Ha-sun turning down the project in the end. Oh Ji-ho (Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong) has signed on to headline as the cop who suddenly has to... More »


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Police negotiators challenge the Pied Piper in tvN thriller
by | February 2, 2016 | 26 Comments
I knew to expect some darkness from Pied Piper, tvN’s upcoming drama about a police task force dealing in defusing volatile and sensitive situations (among them hostage crises and terrorist attacks), but I like just how dark and tense it looks, now that we have our first look at the series in its first poster... More »


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Lee Jong-seok, Han Hyo-joo offered leads in new drama from Nine writer
by | February 2, 2016 | 120 Comments
This would be quite the lineup, if it comes to pass (currently, all parties are considering, not confirmed): Han Hyo-joo (Beauty Inside, Dong Yi) and Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio) are both being courted for an MBC drama titled simply W, which comes from writer Song Jae-jung of time-bendy thriller Nine (also Queen In-hyun’s Man and Three... More »


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A kiss with Rain is a kiss with Ajusshi
by | February 1, 2016 | 44 Comments
Okay, this was the teaser I was waiting for when they said that Come Back Ajusshi was going to be about a man and a woman who are both possessed by ajusshi ghosts. Because a kiss is never just a kiss when body-swapping hijinks are in play, right? The second teaser is out for the... More »


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