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Drama Casting & News
Cha Seung-won joins Athena castmates in Italy
by | July 22, 2010 | 41 Comments
The cast of Athena has been busy with overseas shoots in scenic locales, but apparently Cha Seung-won wasn’t a part of the first shoots. He was the last of the team to head to Italy, which he did this past weekend, joining the crew that had been there since early July. In Athena, Cha once... More »

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Many more cast additions to Playful Kiss
by | July 22, 2010 | 54 Comments
After all those rumors and teases about possible cast additions, it’s good to know this drama is actually making decisions now. Some make me happy, others I have no opinion on, and others are decidedly meh. Let’s start with one that makes me happy: Jung Hye-young, the actress married to former k-popper Sean, whose casting... More »

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Possible extensions for Dong Yi and Baker King
by | July 22, 2010 | 56 Comments
Two dramas are currently performing strongly in their respective timeslots, MBC’s Dong Yi and KBS’s Baker King Kim Tak-gu, and are now contemplating extending their runs. First, Monday-Tuesday’s Dong Yi: The 50-episode historical drama is looking at a 10-episode extension, according to a source with MBC. Currently the station is in talks with the actors... More »

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Jung Woo-sung’s Athena “character cut”
by | July 21, 2010 | 34 Comments
To be honest, I don’t really know what “character cut” means, other than giving an excuse to post a new photo of Jung Woo-sung as a spy in a tux. Which is reason enough for me! Jung plays “Lee Jung-woo,” an agent with the NTS, a counter-terrorist organization. He romances Su Ae and goes on... More »

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Cha In-pyo added to the cast of Daemul
by | July 21, 2010 | 14 Comments
Veteran drama actor (and ’90s hottie) Cha In-pyo (Reputable Family) is jumping onboard the Daemul train, joining stars Go Hyun-jung and Kwon Sang-woo in the much-buzzed-about production. Cha will play a political rival to Go Hyun-jung’s character Seo Hye-rim. As a former human rights lawyer, he runs for office against her but loses, and she... More »

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Ha Ji-won returns to television with Secret Garden
by | July 20, 2010 | 67 Comments
(Probably.) Secret Garden has cast Ha Ji-won to star opposite Jang Hyuk in the “fantasy romantic comedy” drama set to air on SBS later this year. Note that the contract is “not finalized yet” — and we know why that’s a tricky deal — but the production company announced the casting on July 20 as... More »

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Playful Kiss + Lee Tae-sung = confirmed
by | July 20, 2010 | 44 Comments
They didn’t make us wait on this one long, did they? Lee Tae-sung, recently announced as frontrunner, is onboard with Playful Kiss. He’ll be Kim Hyun-joong‘s rival for the girl (played by Jung So-min), showing unfailing devotion whereas the hero, well, doesn’t. Lee’s character Jun-gu is based on the manga’s Kinnosuke, and hails from Gyeongsang-do... More »

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Behind the scenes of Runaway
by | July 20, 2010 | 39 Comments
Runaway is shooting abroad at the moment, and these stills taken from the filming location were shot in Osaka. In them, the three main actors — Rain, Lee Na-young, Lee Jung-jin — paused for a brief rest in the hot weather. The plot puts Rain and Lee Na-young on the run — at stake is... More »

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Kang So-ra joins cast of Dr. Champ
by | July 20, 2010 | 11 Comments
Twenty-year-old Kang So-ra has been added to the SBS medical sports drama Dr. Champ, which has already cast Kim So-yeon (Prosecutor Princess) and Uhm Tae-woong (Devil) as doctors in Taereung, the training village for national athletes (see: Taereung National Village). Jung Kyeo-woon (Loving You A Thousand Times) completes that main love triangle as a judo... More »

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Lee Tae-sung cast in Playful Kiss?
by | July 20, 2010 | 31 Comments
Another casting rumor in the media frenzy surrounding Playful Kiss: Lee Tae-sung, of 9 End 2 Outs, Time Between Dog and Wolf, and Terroir, is being seriously considered for a supporting role in the upcoming MBC drama, although nothing has been finalized. Group 8 announced that the decision isn’t final, but it seems that he’s... More »

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Gu Hye-sun takes the stage in The Musical
by | July 19, 2010 | 35 Comments
Drama series The Musical began filming earlier this month, and we’ve already seen the stills of “musical diva” Ok Joo-hyun performing onstage. In that scene, the character played Gu Hye-sun watches in the audience and reaffirms her musical aspirations. Gu is currently in the thick of dancing and vocal rehearsals for her role as a... More »