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Election coverage pre-empts Bad Guy
by | June 2, 2010 | 21 Comments
Episode 3 of SBS’s new revenge thriller Bad Guy was scheduled to air on Wednesday, and there was no advance notice of its pre-emption, but the broadcast ended up being postponed due to coverage of the local elections. That means Episode 3 will be shown on Thursday instead. One source (Consumer News, Korean language) has... More »

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First stills from Baker King Kim Tak-gu
by | June 2, 2010 | 25 Comments
Just a week from its premiere, KBS’s Baker King Kim Tak-gu has released its first stills, which feature main character Tak-gu (played by Yoon Shi-yoon) and his rival Ma-joon, played by Joo-won. The two young men are aspiring patissiers, as is the character played by Lee Young-ah, Tak-gu’s longtime friend. Theirs is a familiar dynamic... More »

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Gumiho’s Revenge’s new name and cast additions
by | June 1, 2010 | 19 Comments
Kim Yoo-jung, Seo Shin-ae The drama initially called Gumiho’s Revenge has been renamed Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child [구미호: 여우누이뎐]. With the Hong sisters putting out their own series this year (My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho), there were initial questions of similarities between the two dramas, but I don’t think that will be a... More »

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Goong, Iljimae director takes on Playful Kiss adaptation
by | May 31, 2010 | 177 Comments
Okay, now THIS I could really get behind! When I first heard about the adaptation of Itazura na Kiss for Korean television, I was not impressed — I’m tired of the constant Japanese-manga-to-kdrama efforts, and I was skeptical about Group Eight’s ability to handle it well. The production house’s biggest success to date has been... More »

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From the set of Birdie Buddy
by | May 31, 2010 | 27 Comments
New stills have been released from the set of golf drama Birdie Buddy, and on the upside, they’re better than the posters released last week. On the downside, I still haven’t found anything enticing me to watch the drama. One nice aspect is that Birdie Buddy takes place outside of Seoul in Gangwon province, with... More »

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Kim Jung-eun takes over I Am Legend
by | May 31, 2010 | 57 Comments
Kim Jung-eun is taking the role vacated by Kim Sun-ah as the lead character in the ajumma-turned-rocker drama, I Am Legend. While I was more excited about the prospect of Kim Sun-ah heading this drama, I do like Kim Jung-eun as an actress and think she’d do quite nicely with her knack for comic timing.... More »

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Sungkyunkwan’s other student foursome
by | May 29, 2010 | 17 Comments
Now that the main leads have been selected, upcoming campus sageuk drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal is filling in its supporting cast. The four actors above play a group of sunbaes at the school who take an antagonistic role to our main quartet and are (from top left, going clockwise) Jeon Tae-soo, Chae Byung-chan, Kim Dong-yoon, and... More »

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Chae Rim returns to All About Eve in special appearance
by | May 28, 2010 | 31 Comments
The role that made Chae Rim a star was the 2000 Hallyu hit All About Eve, which is now getting a Chinese remake starring Chuno‘s Jang Hyuk, and she’ll have a special appearance in the new drama as well. The Korean miniseries was a huge hit and paired Chae Rim with Jang Dong-gun, while pitting... More »

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Wang Bit-na joins Kim Suro as a Kaya spy
by | May 28, 2010 | 43 Comments
I know, there’s been a lot of promotional material coming out about MBC’s Kim Suro, but as the drama finally premieres this weekend, this’ll probably be the last of them. I just thought I’d share, since the photos are lovely and portray a wholly different look to Wang Bit-na than we saw in her most... More »

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KBS’s upcoming Baker King Kim Tak-gu
by | May 27, 2010 | 59 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon, Eugene, Lee Young-ah A new Wednesday-Thursday show is gearing up for its premiere, KBS’s Baker King Kim Tak-gu, which will replace Cinderella’s Sister after that show wraps up next week. With its production team, it looks like Baker King will have a much lighter atmosphere and provide a sharp contrast to the moody... More »

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Birdie Buddy’s teaser posters
by | May 26, 2010 | 67 Comments
Oh man, and I needed a laugh today. Official posters are out of golf drama Birdie Buddy, and, well, to put it frankly: They look just a little ridiculous. Oh, the one above featuring UEE (You’re Beautiful) doesn’t look too strange, but this scenario is what is oft-referred to in the Fug universe as a... More »