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Drama Casting & News
News bites: February 28, 2015
by | February 28, 2015 | 37 Comments
Baro (God’s Gift – 14 Days, Answer Me 1994) has his first starring role opposite Lee Mi-yeon (Merchant Kim Man-deok) in a movie short called That’s Not It. Commissioned by W Korea as part of their short film project, the film will show Lee as an actress waiting in anticipation for her secret date in... More »


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Cha Tae-hyun to play veteran variety PD to Kim Soo-hyun’s rookie
by | February 28, 2015 | 120 Comments
OH. I like this. I like it a lot. KBS’s new drama Producer isn’t settling for one male lead, because why have one when you can have two? Right on the heels of announcing Kim Soo-hyun’s potential reunion with the writer of You From Another Star in her newest drama, Cha Tae-hyun (Jeon Woo-chi) has... More »


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Moon/Sun PD returns with webtoon adaptation Michelin Star
by | February 27, 2015 | 24 Comments
Was there ever a time when dramas weren’t always webtoons first? We’ve got another adaptation in the pipeline, and this one comes from director Kim Do-hoon of the mega-hit fusion historical drama The Moon That Embraces the Sun (he also did Medical Top Team after that, but no one counts that one; he’ll pretty much... More »


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Big 3 consider cutting back weeknight prime time miniseries
by | February 27, 2015 | 215 Comments
There’s a possibility that we’ll be seeing fewer weeknight dramas on the TV timetable in our future. The Big 3 broadcasters — KBS, MBC, SBS — are reportedly in talks to discuss programming alternatives to the current prime time drama schedule, ranging from adjusting the 10 PM drama hour, to cutting back on the number... More »


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Kim Soo-hyun considers reteaming with You From Another Star writer
by | February 27, 2015 | 126 Comments
Considering how much of a mega-hit You From Another Star was for Kim Soo-hyun, it seems a no-brainer to consider coming back for another project with its writer, Park Ji-eun. He has received the offer to star in Park’s upcoming drama for KBS and is currently in the “favorably considering” stage, according to his management.... More »


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Warm Word producers reteam for Chaebol’s Daughter
by | February 26, 2015 | 51 Comments
I suppose if you’re going to make a drama about a chaebol, why not put that front and center in the title? That’s what the producers of A Warm Word (PD Choi Young-hoon, writer Ha Myung-hee) are doing with their next drama, which is titled (for now) Chaebol’s Daughter and plans to air on SBS.... More »


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Lee Jin-wook eyes return to broadcast TV with Hello Monster
by | February 26, 2015 | 63 Comments
Lee Jin-wook is looking at a new drama project, and after doing a trio of dramas for cable station tvN (Three Musketeers, Nine, I Need Romance 2012), this one may take him back to broadcast television with KBS’s upcoming Hello Monster. (He’s favorably considering, not yet confirmed.) The story of Hello Monster centers around a... More »


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Oh Snap! Kim Hee-sun goes back to high school
by | February 25, 2015 | 21 Comments
I never doubted that the preternaturally fresh-faced Kim Hee-sun (Wonderful Season, Faith) could look younger than her 37 years, but hot damn, how does she wear a high school uniform for a flashback scene and make it look current? (She’s pictured with Oh Yoon-ah (You’re All Surrounded), who’s actually three years younger than Kim.) I... More »


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School 2015 in the works at KBS
by | February 25, 2015 | 76 Comments
Sigh, I miss the days of School 2013. It was such earnest, unbridled, furious man-love — er, boy-love — with little else to get in the way. The good news is that we’re about to get another installment of the high school drama franchise that began in the ’90s and launched dozens of careers. The... More »


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Yeo Jin-gu falls in love with vampire for Orange Marmalade
by | February 25, 2015 | 72 Comments
Yes, it’s another vampire drama and another webtoon adaptation, but it’s Yeo Jin-gu! Surely that makes up for it? (Update: Ack! I made a mistake, he’s not the vampire, the girl is! Curses to my short memory and a thousand apologies, it’s totally my bad. Doing bows of penance as we speak.) We already knew... More »


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Kim Woo-bin and Kang So-ra offered leads in Hong sisters rom-com
by | February 24, 2015 | 164 Comments
Yes, yes, and yes please — this is news I can get excited about, with Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) and Kang So-ra (Misaeng) surfacing as the first names to be courted for Jeju Island Gatsby, the new drama from the Hong sisters writing team and the director they worked with on the zany rom-com Best Love,... More »