Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
My Princess’s snowy winter date
by | December 15, 2010 | 50 Comments
More pretty stills for Song Seung-heon and Kim Tae-hee, who headline the MBC romantic comedy My Princess. So far the stills have been beautiful, with soft lighting and flattering colors — if nothing else, I’m expecting this drama to be a feast for the eyes. In the lead-up to this scene, Kim Tae-hee’s character, cheapskate... More »

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Han Ji-hye cast in The Duo
by | December 14, 2010 | 31 Comments
MBC’s highly anticipated drama The Duo — which has now confirmed Chun Jung-myung for the lead — has cast its leading lady in Han Ji-hye. The drama tells the story of two boys born on the same day — one noble, one slave — whose fates are switched. On paper, that sounds similar to the... More »

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Daddy’s Girl cast donates half-ton of rice to charity
by | December 14, 2010 | 14 Comments
At the time of its pre-premiere press conference last month, cast members of SBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl — namely, series lead Moon Chae-won, Super Junior’s Donghae, and CN Blue’s Minhyuk (all pictured above) — had been the recipients of rice donations intended for charity from their fans. These have now been given... More »

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Kim Nam-joo and Park Shi-hoo’s romantic winter date
by | December 13, 2010 | 63 Comments
Speaking of Queen of Reversals…. New photos are out featuring the two leads (that would be Kim Nam-joo and Park Shi-hoo) in full romance mode. Some of these scenes, such as the ones outdoors in the snow, will be seen in an upcoming episode (Tuesday’s). I can’t WAIT to finally see Kim Nam-joo in happy... More »

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Athena bursts onto scene with 22.8% premiere
by | December 13, 2010 | 71 Comments
SBS’s new spy drama Athena: Goddess of War is off to a fantastic start, bringing in an impressive 22.8% rating from the first episode. That’s comparable to IRIS‘s first numbers (24.5%), and sets itself up for a nice run. (To be sure, initial first numbers are not a guarantee of continued success; Runaway Plan B... More »

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Queen of Reversals’ future still in limbo
by | December 13, 2010 | 21 Comments
Queen of Reversals is STILL not sure if it’s going to extend the drama, and MBC has announced that it will base its decision on the ratings performance of this week’s episodes. The series was originally scheduled for 20 episodes, then announced that it would add 2 episodes, then followed that with an announcement of... More »

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Sohn Hyun-joo cast as Poseidon’s baddie
by | December 12, 2010 | 23 Comments
Upcoming maritime police drama Poseideon — starring newly army-discharged Eric, new father Kim Kang-woo, and Thirst’s Kim Ok-bin — has its baddie, and it’s Sohn Hyun-joo, a familiar drama face who’s probably best known for funny ajusshi roles. In Poseidon, he’ll play the man in charge of the elite Poseidon team who trains his men... More »

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Lee Sang-woo joins Believe in Love
by | December 12, 2010 | 25 Comments
Lee Sang-woo (Life Is Beautiful, Penthouse Elephant) just wrapped on the set of the family drama Life Is Beautiful as one half of the most talked about onscreen couple in a long time–a loving, healthy gay couple, opposite Song Chang-eui. He’s going from one family drama to the next, as he joins the set of... More »

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First Lady Ha Hee-ra in KBS’s President
by | December 11, 2010 | 49 Comments
With Runaway Plan B now over, KBS turns its attention to new drama President, to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays opposite that other presidential show, Daemul. You can bet there’ll be a lot of interest in comparing the two, even though Daemul is heading into its final stretch and will only be overlapping with President... More »

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Coffee Prince novelist and scriptwriter signs on for new drama
by | December 10, 2010 | 34 Comments
Coffee Prince novelist and scriptwriter Lee Jung-ah (also known as Lee Sun-mi) has contracted with production company Chorokbaem Media, the company behind hit series Chuno, Jumong, and High Kick, for whom she will be writing a new drama project. According to a Chorokbaem representative, they’re aiming for Lee Jung-ah’s new drama to come out sometime... More »

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Ha Ji-won revisits Damo for Secret Garden
by | December 10, 2010 | 118 Comments
Ha Ji-won finds herself back in Joseon-era costume for the upcoming episode of her current rom-com series Secret Garden, which airs this weekend. Ha is pictured above holding a script titled “Are You In Pain? So Am I,” which I presume is the new movie production that Ra-im, her stuntwoman character, finds herself working on.... More »