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Su Ae cast as leading lady in IRIS spinoff Athena
by | April 8, 2010 | 55 Comments
Okay, I’m officially more excited about the IRIS spinoff Athena: Goddess of War than I was for the original IRIS. Actress Su Ae (Sunny, Bottom of the 9th Inning with 2 Outs) has just been confirmed as the female lead, joining actors Jung Woo-sung and Cha Seung-won in the action-packed blockbuster drama series. According to... More »
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Yoo Oh-sung as a chieftan in Kim Suro
by | April 7, 2010 | 8 Comments
Yoo Oh-sung (Swallow the Sun) plays one of the nine chiefs of Kaya (before Kaya was Kaya) in the upcoming sageuk series Kim Suro, as we can see in these stills from the drama. His Chief Sin-gwi character is the most powerful of the chiefs, who ruled the area before Suro (to be played by... More »


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Birth of the Rich extended four episodes
by | April 6, 2010 | 49 Comments
After getting off to a rough start, romantic-comedy series Birth of the Rich has found its footing in the ratings and has had a stable, if not outstanding, run. Still, that’s good enough for KBS, and the drama has been granted four extra episodes, bringing the total to 20. Birth of the Rich has claimed... More »


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Song Joong-ki runs for MBC special drama
by | April 6, 2010 | 24 Comments
Adoooorable actor Song Joong-ki (OB-GYN, Triple) has been cast as the lead in a special 4-episode MBC drama, called Running Shirt (working title). According to Song’s management, Sidus HQ, he will play a bright and cheerful marathon runner in the “bright sports youth drama.” His character Dae-gu was born in 1988, the year Seoul hosted... More »


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Horan makes her acting debut
by | April 5, 2010 | 13 Comments
Singer Horan is joining her Clazziquai counterpart Alex in the acting realm, and has been cast in her first drama project, KBS’s upcoming romantic-comedy series My Country Calls [국가가 부른다]. The drama recently cast Lee Soo-kyung as its leading lady; she plays a lowly policewoman with little professional spirit and who believes that even if... More »


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SBS’s period drama Giant begins rehearsals
by | April 5, 2010 | 27 Comments
The first still is out for SBS’s Giant, which premieres in May. From left to right, pictured are Lee Beom-soo, Park Jin-hee, Hwang Jung-eum, and Joo Sang-wook. The cast, writer Jang Young-chul, and director Yoo In-shik gathered on April 2 at the SBS Ilsan Production Center for the drama’s first script reading and rehearsal. Giant... More »


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Product placement sneaks its way into drama dialogue
by | April 5, 2010 | 29 Comments
If you’ve been watching MBC’s campy weekend action drama A Man Called God, you may have caught on to one of the phrases oft-uttered between Song Il-kook and Han Go-eun: “Why not?” Turns out that line is a bit of stealth advertising. Rather than inserting a product directly into the drama, advertiser Samsung Card has... More »


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Rain considers role in Chuno writer’s next drama
by | April 4, 2010 | 34 Comments
Rain (aka Jung Ji-hoon) has been teasing us for months about a possible drama comeback, and now it has been announced that he’s currently in talks regarding Chuno writer Chun Sung-il‘s next project. On April 5, a senior rep from Rain’s management company revealed that the star is considering several scripts, among them writer Chun’s... More »
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MBC’s Kim Suro begins filming
by | April 4, 2010 | 14 Comments
MBC has a weekend sageuk in the works, a drama called Kim Suro (after the king, not the actor), which began its first shoots the last week of March with a large-scale battle scene. The drama stars Ji Sung in the role of King Kim Suro; his Swallow the Sun co-star Yoo Oh-sung has also... More »


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Lee Soo-kyung’s new drama My Country Calls
by | April 3, 2010 | 14 Comments
The drama to follow KBS’s Birth of the Rich is romantic-comedy series My Country Calls [국가가 부른다], which has cast Lee Soo-kyung as its lead actress. She will play a bold and unpredictable character, in stark contrast with her most recent role in weekend drama Loving You a Thousand Times. Lee plays a lowly policewoman... More »


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Park Jin-hee is Giant’s leading lady
by | April 2, 2010 | 19 Comments
Park Jin-hee, who just wrapped up a drama with MBC’s The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, is quick to return to television as the lead in the upcoming SBS drama Giant. She’ll be the leading lady to the drama’s main actor Lee Beom-soo, playing his first love. Park’s character suffers childhood trauma after her... More »