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Drama Casting & News
Chae Rim and Choi Siwon in Oh My Lady
by | January 26, 2010 | 119 Comments
This kind of seems like an odd pairing, but perhaps the story will carry it: Chae Rim (Dal Ja’s Spring) and Super Junior’s Choi Siwon have been cast as the leads in SBS’s new drama Oh My Lady. Chae Rim plays an ordinary housewife who becomes the manager of a top star in this romantic... More »

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SBS drama OB-GYN’s eye-catching posters
by | January 26, 2010 | 28 Comments
I’m still not excited about SBS’s OB-GYN, but they did whip up some interesting (and oddly pretty) posters that evoke the pregnancy/medical theme. (See more photos from the shoot below.) In addition to the main cast, which features Jang Seo-hee, Go Ju-won, Seo Ji-seok, Jung Ho-bin, Lee Young-eun, and Song Joong-ki, Episodes 1 and 2... More »

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Ji Hyun-woo and Lee Bo-young in Birth of A Rich Man
by | January 25, 2010 | 38 Comments
Casting news has been announced for a new KBS series, Birth of a Rich Man or Birth of the Rich [부자의 탄생], which will headline Lee Bo-young (More than Blue) and Ji Hyun-woo (Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang). The theme is, as you can guess from the title, about the pursuit of wealth. Lee Bo-young plays the... More »

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Idol star Taecyeon up for Cinderella’s Sister
by | January 25, 2010 | 111 Comments
Huh. After unconfirmed reports initially spread the rumors, now it has been announced that idol star Taecyeon of boy band 2PM will be making his acting debut in the upcoming Cinderella’s Sister. This news was confirmed on January 25 via phone interview with a source at the drama’s production company, who said, “To be exact,... More »

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Sohn Ye-jin headlines Personal Taste
by | January 24, 2010 | 131 Comments
OMG wut??? I totally did NOT expect it, but how exciting it this? Sohn Ye-jin is returning to television in the romantic-comedy drama Personal Taste opposite Lee Min-ho! The drama adaptation (of a novel) has been revived after fizzling in 2008, and recently cast Boys Before Flowers‘s breakout star Lee Min-ho in the lead role... More »

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SBS’s new midweek drama OB-GYN
by | January 22, 2010 | 53 Comments
SBS is a couple weeks from airing its new Wednesday-Thursday drama OB-GYN [산부인과 여의사], starring Jang Seo-hee, the recent Daesang winner for her role in Wife’s Temptation. I hadn’t even known that Song Joong-ki was cast in this, which is news that has me conflicted; I love him and find him adorable, but I have... More »

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Kang Eun-tak completes love triangle in Fine Windy Day
by | January 21, 2010 | 25 Comments
When I posted a few days back about the new daily drama Fine Windy Day [바람불어 좋은날], the one major cast member missing in all the news was Kim So-eun‘s second love interest (the first is Jin Yi-han of Conspiracy in the Court and Who Are You). The role has now been filled by 27-year-old... More »

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Rough start for The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry
by | January 20, 2010 | 29 Comments
MBC was hoping for better, but the Wednesday premiere of its new trendy series The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry only brought in a 5.5% rating (AGB Nielsen numbers). Looks like Chuno is strengthening its hold with a 30.8%, while melodrama Will It Snow For Christmas brought in an 11%. TNS Media numbers put... More »

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Julien Kang added to Road No. 1
by | January 19, 2010 | 21 Comments
Can’t say this has me too excited: Canadian model-actor Julien Kang has been added to the Korean War epic drama Road No. 1, which stars So Ji-sub, Yoon Kye-sang, and Kim Haneul. According to Kang’s management, he will be playing a U.S. Marine platoon leader. I wasn’t really impressed with Julien Kang in Dream, where... More »

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Youthful cast takes over daily drama Fine Windy Day
by | January 18, 2010 | 47 Comments
Kim So-eun, Seo Hyo-rim Daily dramas generally bring in stable ratings and have their loyal audiences, but they’re not usually shows that center around — or get buzz for — their hot young casts. However, KBS’s upcoming daily Fine Windy Day [바람 불어 좋은날] is attracting notice for its youthful cast more than its veterans,... More »

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Japan to air Chuno in April
by | January 18, 2010 | 16 Comments
KBS’s hit series Chuno has been scheduled for a Japanese broadcast, and will begin airing in April. The drama had built up strong buzz prior to its airing, and was sold to Japan and Thailand in December before its premiere had even been unveiled. With its high ratings (it’s already hit 30% within its second... More »