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Drama Casting & News
Gumiho Girlfriend gains (a little) ground on Baker King
by | August 18, 2010 | 34 Comments
Last week, Baker King Kim Tak-gu on KBS scored fantastic numbers with a 44.9% rating (TNS Media) to My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho‘s 12.7% on SBS. This Wednesday, the numbers were 44.0% to 14.6% as Gumiho benefits from word of mouth (and exceptional rerun numbers) for its fresh plot and delightfully funny storytelling. The AGB... More »

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Giant overtakes flagging Dong Yi in the ratings
by | August 18, 2010 | 53 Comments
Dong Yi has been the leader in the Monday-Tuesday ratings race from the very start of its run in March, and Giant has been solidly in second place since it came on the scene in May. Both are long-running dramas well into their broadcasts, and now Giant has caught up and turned the tables. With... More »

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Kim Tae-woo reteams with Go Hyun-jung for Daemul cameo
by | August 17, 2010 | 6 Comments
Kim Tae-woo (Tokyo Showers) will be showing loyalty to his former co-star and friend Go Hyun-jung in making a cameo appearance in her upcoming drama, Daemul. The two have been paired together twice before, in the movies Woman on the Beach and Like You Know It All. In Daemul, Kim plays the ex-husband to Go’s... More »

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Queen of Housewives, Tears, and Reversals
by | August 17, 2010 | 19 Comments
Kim Nam-joo is coming back for the Queen of Housewives sequel, re-titled (again) to Queen of Reversals — which happens to be in direct competition with her husband’s drama. She is married to IRIS‘s Kim Seung-woo, who is reprising the same role in spy drama Athena. Athena will replace SBS’s Giant and premieres in November.... More »

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Lee Soon-jae is Daemul’s (other) president
by | August 16, 2010 | 15 Comments
Everyone’s favorite grumpy grandpa Lee Soon-jae is joining buzz project Daemul, playing the sitting president. Go Hyun-jung‘s character is the newly elected president and Korea’s first woman to gain that position, and will get tangled up with Kwon Sang-woo‘s gigolo character. Lee Soon-jae is one of those veterans who is constantly working; no doubt you’ve... More »

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Playful Kiss casts newbie Yoon Seung-ah as best friend
by | August 16, 2010 | 36 Comments
It looks like Playful Kiss is looking to newbies for the supporting roles, which I’m a fan of, since it’s a high school drama and will benefit from some fresh faces. Relative newbie actress Yoon Seung-ah has been cast as the best friend, Min-ah, to Jung So-min‘s Ha-ni, and will be displaying a 4D (quirky,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gumiho Girlfriend rebroadcast surpasses premiere ratings
by | August 16, 2010 | 57 Comments
Last week’s premiere of My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho netted a decent rating at 12.7%, which is a solid number for an opener. With good reviews coming in, I was expecting the ratings to improve a bit in the coming week, but good news has come early; not only were rebroadcast ratings strong, they were... More »

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal releases its poster
by | August 15, 2010 | 39 Comments
The poster’s out for “campus romance youth sageuk drama” Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and the image basically tells us what we need to know: It’s comedic, romantic, and definitely not your parents’ sageuk. The photo features Micky Yoochun with Park Min-young, with the word “Shh!” written between them. He plays lead character Sun-joon — rich, talented, smart... More »

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Gumiho Fox Child attracts foreign interest
by | August 15, 2010 | 32 Comments
KBS2’s Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child is fielding offers from foreign broadcasters interested in buying the rights to the supernatural-fusion-sageuk, that puts a new spin on the mythology of the gumiho. They’re throwing around that hot-ticket word, Hallyu, as hopes ride high on this drama becoming the next international hit. According to KBS, they’re... More »

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I Am Legend’s band performs live at Jecheon
by | August 14, 2010 | 20 Comments
The drama I Am Legend has made it a point to feature real musical performances from its lead actresses, who comprise the Comeback Madonna Band in the show. The foursome rocked out again in a live stage performance on August 12, at the Jecheon International Music Film Festival’s opening ceremony. The band members are Kim... More »

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Preview trailers for Joseon X-Files
by | August 13, 2010 | 17 Comments
It was with disappointment that I realized that the sci-fi period drama Joseon X-Files (aka Secret Investigation Record) wasn’t premiering today, but rather next week. Dagnabit! Not gonna lie, I am anticipating this drama a wee bit (or maybe a lot) more than I should. (Not that I’m expecting it to be bad, but cable... More »