Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Rumors of another Yoon Eun-hye drama
by | March 4, 2011 | 131 Comments
…may be greatly (or at least slightly) exaggerated. But still, even though the talk is still in the rumor stage, where there’s smoke… If we choose to take the optimistic approach, Yoon Eun-hye may be making her return to television this year, according to reports that she’s considering the project Sweet Scandal, which had previously... More »

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Royal Family, Thorn Birds make weak premieres
by | March 2, 2011 | 75 Comments
Two new dramas premiered on Wednesday, but both were unable to carve out much of a space for themselves; SBS’s Sign shot up in the absence of My Princess, leaving both Thorn Birds (pictured above) and Royal Family (below) nursing disappointed hopes with single-digit premieres. The forensic-medical investigation drama Sign has been the leader in... More »

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Do You Hear My Heart rounds out cast
by | March 1, 2011 | 46 Comments
Upcoming MBC weekend drama Do You Hear My Heart has rounded out its leading cast. The drama starring Hwang Jung-eum (Giant) as the resident Candy and Kim Jae-won (My Love Patzzi) as the hero has cast its second leads: Go Joon-hee, above left (Chuno, What’s Up Fox) and Namgoong Min, above right (Birth of the... More »

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More stills from 49 Days
by | March 1, 2011 | 44 Comments
Several more stills are out for fantasy drama 49 Days, featuring Nam Gyuri (Life Is Beautiful) as the Girl Who Has Everything who gets knocked into a coma and gets a second chance at life using Lee Yo-won’s (Queen Seon-deok) body. Above, Nam’s character is pictured with her best friends, Bae Geu-rin (You’re Beautiful) and... More »

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‘Season Drama’ PD Yoon Suk-ho returns to dramaland
by | February 28, 2011 | 128 Comments
Chances are, if you’ve seen a k-drama, you’ve seen one that this guy’s made. Veteran drama producer-director, known best for his quartet of Season Dramas (Autumn Fairy Tale, Winter Sonata, Summer Scent, Spring Waltz), PD Yoon Suk-ho is planning a comeback in 2011, five years since his last project. He’s being purposely careful not to... More »

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Oh Ji-ho to headline mysterious international drama
by | February 27, 2011 | 76 Comments
So MBC’s got this extra-super-secret drama planned, called Strangers 6 (I’m not going to get into how I wish it were called 6 Strangers, or…I guess I just did.) Anyway, it’s an international co-production between China, Japan, and Korea, and nobody, even the PD or writer, has been named, supposedly due to its TOP SECRET... More »

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Thorn Birds teaser and stills
by | February 27, 2011 | 83 Comments
The first teaser for KBS’s upcoming Thorn Birds is out, and basically what I can tell from that is: tears, tears, and more tears. Seriously, that’s all there is. Crying, sobbing, weeping, the eye-sweats, call it what you like. All I know is: I’m pretty much out. The teaser video’s narration tells us, “We’ll atone... More »

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Weekend sageuk King Geunchogo extended
by | February 26, 2011 | 10 Comments
King Geunchogo fans will be happy (I think?) to hear that the big-budget historical drama will be getting an additional 10 episodes, which brings its run through June. The KBS weekend drama starring Kam Woo-sung as a Baekche-era (4th century) warrior king was initially planned for 50 episodes, but has been granted the extension by... More »

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Preview clip for KBS drama Crime Squad
by | February 26, 2011 | 47 Comments
Crime Squad preview is out! I’m a little ashamed to say that my main takeaway from the trailer is supremely shallow: OMG Lee Jong-hyuk, why so hot? I’m even a little sorry, as I don’t even care that Kim Seung-woo dropped out, paving the way for Lee Jong-hyuk’s inclusion as the cold-hearted police chief. My... More »

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Gong Hyo-jin in the next Hong Sisters drama?
by | February 25, 2011 | 92 Comments
OMG OMG OMG! Somebody pinch me. If this happens, I will TOTALLY be a good girl for the rest of the year the rest of the month! I swear! Seriously, if Lee Seung-gi and Gong Hyo-jin get cast in the next Hong Sisters drama together, I might faint from sheer joy. Is it possible to... More »

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First trailer for 49 Days
by | February 24, 2011 | 99 Comments
Here’s our first look at body-possession drama 49 Days, which is looking more and more promising. The SBS series has released its first teaser (watch below), which gives us (very) brief glimpses into the lives of its main characters. And there are a lot of them, most of whom I’m eager to see acting: Lee... More »

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