Archive for the ‘Drama Casting & News’ Category

Drama Casting & News
Smile finishes casting, begins filming
by | August 31, 2009 | 24 Comments
The new SBS drama Smile [or Smile, You aka 그대 웃어요] has found its leading man to play opposite Lee Min-jung (Boys Before Flowers, Who Are You) in her first leading role. Although the cast already includes Family Outing‘s “Chunderella” Lee Chun-hee and Que Sera Sera‘s Lee Kyu-han, neither of them will be the main... More »

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Queen Seon-deok gets twelve more episodes
by | August 30, 2009 | 77 Comments
This was pretty much inevitable, and comes as no surprise: MBC has ordered 12 more episodes for its highly successful historical drama Queen Seon-deok, currently sitting with a comfortable lead on Mondays and Tuesdays, with ratings past 40%. This extension brings the episode total up from the originally planned 50 to 62. A representative from... More »

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Oh Ji-ho as Chuno’s tortured slave
by | August 30, 2009 | 38 Comments
The first image released of KBS’s upcoming drama Chuno [aka Pursuing Slaves, 추노] featured Jang Hyuk. These latest images showcase the drama’s other lead actor, Oh Ji-ho, playing a wrongly accused man who is made into a slave. The drama began filming earlier this month on August 13 and has recently confirmed that Lee Da-hae... More »

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“Heading” interview with U-Know Yunho
by | August 30, 2009 | 21 Comments
Filming is progressing and the premiere date nearing for the new soccer drama Heading to the Ground [맨땅에 헤딩], which features an idol star in his acting debut, U-Know Yunho. Casting an idol is nothing new, but putting him in a lead role for his first project makes him something of a wild card. Thus... More »

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Sol Pharmacy son Lee Pil-mo enjoys sharp rise in popularity
by | August 27, 2009 | 24 Comments
Lee Pil-mo is currently hamming it up — and turning on the waterworks — in KBS’s Sons of Sol Pharmacy, and receiving great response for his portrayal of the loud, boyish, impossible but charming second son Dae-pung. (There has been some grumbling about his tendency to exaggerate, but I think it’s outweighed by the positive... More »

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Japanese broadcast set for Tamra the Island
by | August 26, 2009 | 41 Comments
MBC’s manhwa-adapted drama Tamra the Island [탐나는도다] hasn’t gained much ground in the viewership ratings, but regardless of its low numbers in Korea, it has been sold for a broadcast in Japan. This is probably aided by the fact that Tamra is produced by Group Eight, the same producers behind Boys Before Flowers, which has... More »

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Yun-ho and Ara’s romantic (drama) date
by | August 26, 2009 | 16 Comments
The MBC soccer drama Heading to the Ground [맨땅에 헤딩] recently released its first stills from the set, and follows with these latest shots of the two leads on a romantic date. The scene shows Jung Yun-ho and Go Ara‘s characters — a humble soccer player and a rich team owner’s daughter — walking by... More »

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More gifts for the staff of My Fair Lady
by | August 24, 2009 | 18 Comments
You’ll often hear about actors (usually the headliners) giving out surprise gifts to drama and film crews. The gifts are often small but given as an expression of gratitude, and usually come in the form of food, clothing, cosmetics, and the like. Jung Il-woo is the latest to do so, having given 150 T-shirts to... More »

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Daniel Henney’s Three Rivers role due to Samsoon
by | August 24, 2009 | 41 Comments
We kdrama fans know that it was 2005′s mega-hit drama My Name Is Kim Samsoon (aka My Lovely Samsoon) that catapulted American model-actor Daniel Henney to stardom in Korea, but it’s also apparently the reason for his U.S. television debut four years later. Henney has landed a leading role playing “David Lee,” a Korean-American doctor,... More »

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First stills from Heading to the Ground
by | August 24, 2009 | 20 Comments
MBC’s Heading to the Ground is still in the early stages of filming, and the production has now released stills of the drama’s recent rainy-day shoot. The scene features the show’s star Jung Yun-ho (U-Know Yunho), who trades in his idol polish for a humbler image as he films this scene standing barefoot in the... More »

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No extension for Hon after all
by | August 23, 2009 | 18 Comments
Perhaps in reaction to the dip in viewership ratings, MBC has decided that it will not extend its “premium horror” drama Hon (Soul) after all. It had considered a two-episode extension after its successful premiere and good buzz for its fresh, taut story and suspenseful atmosphere. However, soon after the announcement, the ratings took a... More »