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Wild Romance is collecting a nice group of actors, and now Im Joo-eun joins the crew, which already includes Lee Dong-wook (Scent of a Woman) and Lee Shi-young (Poseidon) as the leads. Oh Man-seok (Everybody Cha Cha Cha) and Hwang Sun-hee (City Hunter) are two others, playing a married couple: Oh is the uptight baseball... More »
Finally, the cast has been revealed for tvN’s new drama, Shut Up: Flower Boy Band, which is the second entry in its Oh! Boy series and replaces ramyun shop boys with rocker musicians. And while I was iffy on this show, I have to say I find the preview intriguing — it’s definitely got an... More »
Sageuk hit Tree With Deep Roots is all set to wrap up its successful run this Thursday with its 24th episode, but producers are planning an additional two episodes of material for additional specials, to air the following week. It’ll consist of the usual stuff: behind-the-scenes clips, memorable scenes, and cast tidbits. Most likely this... More »
With one female lead rumored to be Shin Se-kyung, idol singer Yuri of SNSD is now the leading contender for the other female lead to romance Yoo Ah-in in upcoming fashion drama Fashion King. According to a statement by an SM Entertainment rep on the 17th, Yuri has received the offer and is positively considering... More »
Time for another behind-the-scenes look at a drama with IS Plus. The last time I covered one of these was with Wish Upon A Star, following its lead actress Choi Jung-won. This installment follows Hyun-woo, the actor playing scholar Sung Sam-moon in the currently airing Tree With Deep Roots. In case you (like me) were... More »
A whole lotta names are being bandied about for A Gentleman’s Dignity, the new drama set to come from the Secret Garden and Lovers in Paris scriptwriter (hence the heightened buzz). Jang Dong-gun (Good Morning President) and Lee Na-young (Runaway Plan B) were both previously in contention, and their names have resurface as leading candidates... More »
girlfriday: Somebody pinch me. Is Yoo Ah-in returning to television? javabeans: But… Fashion King?! The show that died, launched a lawsuit alleging plagiarism, and then slunk away when Cinderella Man flopped spectacularly? girlfriday: Well apparently it didn’t die. It hasn’t been confirmed, but he’s rumored to be cast as the lead, and the drama is... More »
Aha, so this Bachelor’s Vegetable Store has some real six-packs to go along with its Bachelor Six Pack! This drama does know how to speak to its audience — it’s sure got my attention. (Also? The real-life Chonggak/Bachelor brand should really expand and make this Bachelor Six Pack into a real thing. What? Beer is... More »
Ooh! Ooh! More hot prosecutor with a penchant for blood juice boxes and the perfect application of guyliner? Where do I get in line? OCN’s hit show Vampire Prosecutor must be taking a cue from rabid fans, because producers have announced that they’re seriously considering a Season 2, and really, they’d be crazy not to.... More »
Yoo Seung-ho is heading to cable for his next project, a drama titled Operation Proposal, to air on channel TV Chosun. It’s based on the 2007 Japanese drama Proposal Daisakusen starring Yamapi and Nagasawa Masami, and the role ought to give Yoo a chance to dial back the villainous route he took in Warrior Baek... More »