Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho on location for City Hunter
by | April 18, 2011 | 110 Comments
Shoots for SBS’s upcoming City Hunter have taken its star, Lee Min-ho, overseas; he traveled abroad to Thailand last month, which is where most of these photos come from. The production hasn’t provided too many details about the plotline for the Thai shoots, so I’m just hoping that the furry, moppy thing that crawled on... More »

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Upcoming drama Festival changes its title
by | April 18, 2011 | 43 Comments
…to… You’ve Fallen For Me [넌 내게 반했어]. Well, I like it, for starters a hell of a lot better than the bland original title Festival. The upcoming campus music drama starring You’re Beautiful‘s Park Shin-hye and Jung Yong-hwa went through an interesting process to get the name change, by asking fans to give their... More »

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Kang Ji-hwan stills from Lie To Me
by | April 18, 2011 | 123 Comments
*Drool* (Maybe not that) Funny story: I recently reconnected with a cousin I’d only met once, a dozen years ago. Conversation was pleasant though stilted, as happens when kinship wars with time and distance to create that curious dissonance — are we close? Are we not? Should we cut the jondae and jump straight to... More »

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What’s up, What’s Up?
by | April 17, 2011 | 44 Comments
Time to check in on several dramas-on-hold, although info is scarce: There’s been a noted lack of updates on the futures of What’s Up and Poseidon, which continue to languish in limbo. It doesn’t exactly bode well for their fates, especially considering that The Musical and Birdie Buddy are both in the same position, with... More »

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Thorn Birds contemplates an extension
by | April 17, 2011 | 131 Comments
…but decides against it. I hadn’t even been aware that KBS’s Wednesday-Thursday melodrama Thorn Birds was contemplating an extension, but I’m not surprised that they’ve opted to stick to its original plan of 20 episodes, given its ratings performance. According to a source with the production, the series had been in talks to add four... More »

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The Baby-Faced Beauty gets made over
by | April 16, 2011 | 20 Comments
The Baby-Faced Beauty has gone from looking fresh-faced and youthful to made up like a circus clown on prom night with her makeup gun set to whore. The new KBS rom-com starring Jang Nara has released a few more stills; in them, Jang’s character is subject to the whims of her boss’s daughter and becomes... More »

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Kim Jung-hoon picks his comeback drama
by | April 15, 2011 | 64 Comments
Kim Jung-hoon, the singer-turned-actor still probably best known as Prince Yul in 2006’s Goong, has been out of the public eye for a while now while completing his military service, and has announced his comeback project: He’ll star in the cable romantic comedy I Need Romance, the Sexy and the City-esque tvN offering that’ll follow... More »

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Han Ye-seul returns to TV as a spy
by | April 14, 2011 | 45 Comments
Han Ye-seul is back with a new drama, and she’ll play the title role in Myung-wol the Spy, a new KBS series that comes from the director of sageuk dramas Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Iron Empress. Han will play the heroine, Han Myung-wol, an elite North Korean spy who falls in love with a popular Hallyu... More »

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Jang Nara stills from Baby-Faced Beauty
by | April 13, 2011 | 39 Comments
Every time I see recent photos of Jang Nara, I think of how her new drama, Baby-Faced Beauty, couldn’t have cast a more appropriate actress for the role. There are a number of actresses noted for their youthful looks (Choi Kang-hee, Im Soo-jung, Bae Doo-na), but Jang in particular makes it easy to believe that... More »

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Cable rom-com Manny premieres on tvN
by | April 13, 2011 | 70 Comments
Today marks the launch day of cable channel tvN’s prime-time drama Manny, which stars Seo Ji-seok (Gloria) as a top-rated Seoul nanny. And how cute is he with his charge? The boy almost looks like a little mini-me, with their matching curly hair and prosh outfits. Seo plays Yi-han, a live-in manny from New York... More »

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Cha Seung-won in Best Love
by | April 12, 2011 | 167 Comments
Finally, it’s Cha Seung-won’s turn for the spotlight for his new drama, Best Love, the Hong sisters project that stars him as a famous actor. He’s still sporting the facial hair (sigh), but it’s a much tidier version than the look he wore for Athena, which practically had a lifeforce of its own. Cha’s character... More »

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