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Song Ji-nah casts Daesung in What’s Up
by | January 6, 2010 | 39 Comments
I’m a little surprised at this news, and not because Big Bang member Daesung has been cast in premier writer Song Ji-nah‘s upcoming drama series. Rather, I’m a little taken aback at the subject matter — the drama is called What’s Up and is set in the musical department of a university — because writer... More »

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Bae Yong-joon’s drama canceled
by | January 5, 2010 | 23 Comments
Bad news for fans anticipating his comeback: Bae Yong-joon‘s drama Drops of God has been dropped due to several production issues. A source with the production company Keyeast, of which Bae is a major shareholder, said on December 5, “Even if the drama were to be produced, it would be difficult to keep up the... More »

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Bae Soo-bin added to Dong Yi
by | January 5, 2010 | 50 Comments
Something tells me that Brilliant Legacy fans are gonna flip: Bae Soo-bin will once again be teaming up with Han Hyo-joo in the historical drama Dong Yi. (Then again, as the series has already cast Ji Jin-hee as the king who takes Han’s water maid character as his concubine, this means that Bae Soo-bin once... More »

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Woman Who Still Wants To Marry to premiere mid-month
by | January 4, 2010 | 12 Comments
The cast has been filled out for MBC’s upcoming The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, and the drama recently held its prayer ceremony as the drama team readies for its mid-January premiere. The drama features three thirtysomething women and their love lives and careers, centering around Park Jin-hee, Eom Ji-won, and Wang Bit-na. Originally,... More »

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Choi Jung-won in Wish Upon a Star
by | January 3, 2010 | 35 Comments
No surprise to see more promotional stills and reports out about another new show; this time it’s SBS’s trendy drama Wish Upon a Star (which I previously referred to as Pick the Stars; I’m glad SBS Global came up with a better-sounding English title for the drama). The 20-episode romantic comedy shows a complete different... More »

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Yoo Seung-ho and Kim Su-ro play chicken in God of Study
by | January 3, 2010 | 28 Comments
New stills for KBS’s upcoming God of Study feature lead cast member Yoo Seung-ho (who plays a rebellious teenage troublemaker) engaging in a motorcycle race with Kim Su-ro. Yoo Seung-ho’s character comes from a struggling household and delivers Chinese food as a side job; as they run into each other on the street, they exchange... More »

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Drama special Father’s House brings in strong praise
by | January 3, 2010 | 31 Comments
I’d briefly mentioned the two-episode special drama Father’s House, which pairs Choi Min-soo in his acting return with young rising actor Kim Soo-hyun, who recently drew buzz for his performance playing Go Soo’s younger character in Will It Snow For Christmas. The drama aired both its episodes last Monday on December 28, and it did... More »

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Lee Seon-kyun presents Pasta staff with gifts
by | January 3, 2010 | 26 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun, who is headlining MBC’s Pasta, has given gifts to the drama staff, just as the show is about to go on the air this week. The presents of 70 jackets were given on January 1 and Lee explained, “This winter is especially cold and the staff is suffering through it as they film.... More »

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Song Chang-eui cast in new drama
by | January 2, 2010 | 6 Comments
Actor Song Chang-eui has picked his next project, which’ll be the SBS drama Life Is Beautiful [인생은 아름다워]. The series features a family living on Jeju Island and is already attracting notice for being another Kim Soo-hyun project (the writer, not the Will It Snow For Christmas actor). Kim is one of the most successful... More »

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A Man Called God prepares for overseas shoots
by | January 1, 2010 | 34 Comments
This news has been rumored for many months already, but finally it’s confirmed by producers: Song Il-kook is on for MBC’s upcoming drama series A Man Called God [신이라 불리운 사나이]. This means he’ll be following two big historical roles (Jumong, Kingdom of the Wind) with a contemporary one in this “love story about a... More »

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2009 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2009 | 222 Comments
Last one! The 2009 KBS Drama Awards were also held on December 31, and as with the other two station awards ceremonies, there weren’t a lot of surprises, particularly with the Daesang, which went to Lee Byung-heon. (Lee was outstanding in IRIS, but I think he practically had the Daesang in the bag even before... More »