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Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 25, 2014
by | October 25, 2014 | 62 Comments
Kim Haneul (Gentleman’s Dignity) may be heading to China: She’s in negotiations to lead a joint Chinese-Korean film called Making Family. (That’s not a translation, but the actual Engrish title — cringe.) If Kim takes the role, she’ll be paired with Chinese actor Aarif Rahman (One Night Surprise, Cold War). The actress just wrapped the... More »


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Song Ha-yoon cast as Sweden Laundry’s problem-solving psychic
by | October 24, 2014 | 9 Comments
Cable drama Sweden Laundry now has a leading lady, having just cast Song Ha-yoon (formerly known as Kim Byul, of The Informant and Reset) as its heroine. I quite like her and always wanted her to act more (I thought she would break out after a promising start, but her career slumped for a few... More »


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Psychic heroine heads comic fantasy drama Sweden Laundry
by | October 23, 2014 | 9 Comments
I’m a bit puzzled about this new drama being produced for cable outlets MBC Every1 and MBC Dramanet, but in a curiosity-has-been-piqued sort of way. Sweden Laundry is the name of the “comic fantasy drama,” and it also happens to be the name of an indie band, who will be participating in the OST. That... More »


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First script read for Pinocchio’s newbie news reporters
by | October 23, 2014 | 72 Comments
We’re finally off and running on Pinocchio, the newest drama from the PD-writer team behind I Hear Your Voice that’s getting ready for a November broadcast on SBS. The cast of city desk reporters gathered for the show’s first script read, led by stars Lee Jong-seok (Doctor Stranger) and Park Shin-hye (Heirs). The coming-of-age drama... More »


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Grandpa Shin Ha-kyun goes back to his youth in Mr. Back
by | October 23, 2014 | 25 Comments
So it turns out that the title of MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama really IS Mr. Back (we’ve been calling it Mr. Baek until now). I guess I should’ve known the punny title would win out — it is dramaland, after all. The fantasy romantic comedy stars Shin Ha-kyun (All About My Romance) as a 70-year-old... More »


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The ladies of Legendary Witch get incarcerated
by | October 22, 2014 | 28 Comments
MBC’s newest weekend drama Legendary Witch premieres this weekend, and the premise is actually really intriguing, and not your standard weekend family fare. Han Ji-hye (Full Sun) stars as the heroine who gets wrongly imprisoned and bonds with a group of women while in jail. They get out and band together to start a bakery... More »


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Han Ye-seul struts as a sexy ajumma for Birth of a Beauty
by | October 22, 2014 | 47 Comments
Shooting has commenced on Birth of a Beauty, and Han Ye-seul has glammed up to the nines to play its lead. With a plot that sounds like a drama version of 200 Pound Beauty, the drama is about a woman who slims down drastically and finds that her life changes as one of the pretties.... More »


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Chun Jung-myung offered lead in tvN rom-com Heart to Heart
by | October 22, 2014 | 24 Comments
Coffee Prince’s PD Lee Yoon-jung is gearing up for a January premiere for her first drama over at cable network tvN, a romantic comedy called Heart to Heart. The offer is currently out to Choi Kang-hee (Level 7 Civil Servant) to headline, and now Chun Jung-myung is being courted to be her leading man. He’s... More »


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Pride and Prejudice and posters
by | October 21, 2014 | 29 Comments
Are we drowning in new dramas or what? After a rather sparse month or two, things are picking up pretty quickly with new shows coming all at once (see: Cantabile Tomorrow, Misaeng, Liar Game, Modern Farmer), and included in this crop is MBC’s upcoming Pride and Prejudice, the prosecutor drama that premieres next week. Official... More »


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Ji Chang-wook leaps across skyscraper rooftops for Healer
by | October 21, 2014 | 40 Comments
Oh I guess we’re in for a lot of high-flying action in Ji Chang-wook’s new drama Healer. This is just a B-side version of the title sequence for the show, but it’s still our first glimpse of the series, and I can tell you this much — Ji Chang-wook is NOT just “an errand boy,”... More »


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JTBC youth drama Heroes casts Lee Elijah
by | October 20, 2014 | 15 Comments
Hm, how do I feel about this? JTBC’s “youth drama” Heroes, which recently cast FT Island idol Choi Jong-hoon in the lead, has now cast Lee Elijah (Wonderful Season, Basketball) as another lead. In Heroes, she will play the only character attending university; she’s a computer programming major who, like the typical modern twentysomething, is... More »