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Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! One big happy family for the Man Living in Our House
by | October 18, 2016 | 48 Comments
Well, this cast is looking pretty cozy in their new promo posters, rather than full of suspicion over the intruder/usurper living in the family house, but I guess Su Ae (Mask) will have plenty of time to get friendly with Kim Young-kwang (D-Day) as they live together and she tries to figure out what happened... More »

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Han Ye-seul up to play spirited lawyer in new drama Defendant
by | October 18, 2016 | 27 Comments
Han Ye-seul (Madam Antoine, Birth of a Beauty) has played everything from a quack fortuneteller to an amnesiac chaebol to a North Korean spy, but I’m having a hard time picturing her in a normal job like lawyer or doctor. It looks like she might diverge from her beaten path of bright rom-com heroines though,... More »

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Su Ae meets friend and foe on the way to her house
by | October 17, 2016 | 75 Comments
With only a week away until the October 24 premiere, a new batch of stills and teasers are out for KBS’s upcoming “twisted family tree rom-com” The Man Living in Our House. Su Ae (Mask) plays a hotheaded flight attendant who’s engaged to an investment manager played by Kim Ji-hoon (Jang Bori Is Here). Based... More »

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Lee Sung-kyung becomes cheerful Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju
by | October 17, 2016 | 65 Comments
You know, she still doesn’t look anything like a weightlifter, but at least there’s some effort on Lee Sung-kyung’s part not to look like a model. It’s something, and I hope the physical transformation means good things for her first leading role in MBC’s new youth sports drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju. Here’s our first... More »

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Legend of the Blue Sea returns from overseas shoots, holds first script read
by | October 17, 2016 | 136 Comments
Ah, we’re a month out from the premiere of hotly anticipated fantasy-romance series Legend of the Blue Sea starring Jeon Ji-hyun (in a reunion with her You From Another Star writer, Park Ji-eun) and Lee Min-ho (in a reunion with his City Hunter director, Jin Hyuk), and the production just released these images from the... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Oct. 10-16, 2016
by | October 16, 2016 | 120 Comments
Woman With a Suitcase is getting ever closer to that 10% mark, but may not reach it until Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is over. I was expecting the latter show to have some kind of resurgence as it neared the end of its run, but it’s still performing very admirably at 18.8%. Those kinds of... More »

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News bites: October 15, 2016
by | October 15, 2016 | 53 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho, Taecyeon Hooray that he’ll be back to sportin’ a sageuk mane of glory: Yoo Seung-ho (Remember–Son’s War) is confirmed for Ruler–Master of the Mask, in which he’ll play an 18th-century crown prince of Joseon fighting off a faction that’s out to obtain control of the water supply. The sageuk melodrama will run for... More »

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Stills from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju’s first script read
by | October 14, 2016 | 38 Comments
The script read for MBC’s new youth sports rom-com Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju kicked off with a strong start. Here are the stills from the table read, led by Lee Sung-kyung (Doctors) in the title role as a young weightlifter, and Nam Joo-hyuk (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo) in his first leading role. The drama... More »

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CBS developing American remake of Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho
by | October 14, 2016 | 29 Comments
The Park Shin-yang-starring KBS hit series Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho is getting the Hollywood treatment over at CBS, one of the Big Three television networks in the U.S. Based on a webtoon, Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho is the story of a disgraced superstar prosecutor who begins a new career as a defense lawyer after losing... More »

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Turn off the lights, the Goblin is coming
by | October 13, 2016 | 66 Comments
Okay, now that’s more like it. The first few glimpses we’ve had of Gong Yoo (Big) in his new tvN fantasy romance The Lonely, Shining Goblin have been pretty, but not all that different from any other drama hero he’s played. But in the newest teaser for the series, the spine-tingly factor has been turned... More »