Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Bae Soo-bin is the loser’s hope in KBS’s Drama Special
by | November 14, 2010 | 16 Comments
Dong Yi and Brilliant Legacy actor Bae Soo-bin stars in a new installment of KBS’s Drama Special series of one-act dramas, which just aired this weekend. I haven’t had a chance to catch the episode, but the following stills from the set caught my eye — plus it’s Bae Soo-bin in a lead role! Can’t... More »

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Midas casts Jang Hyuk as its leading man
by | November 12, 2010 | 22 Comments
First there were rumors of heading fantasy-comedy Secret Garden, then action-drama Poseidon; now Jang Hyuk (Chuno) has reportedly chosen SBS drama Midas as his next project. The show just this week announced its leading lady in Lee Min-jung (Cyrano Dating Agency). Midas is set in the business world — dealing with the stock exchange, mergers... More »

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Song Yoon-ah plays her fashionable self in Secret Garden cameo
by | November 12, 2010 | 16 Comments
Song Yoon-ah has taken a bit of a break from acting since her marriage (to top actor Sol Kyung-gu) and pregnancy, so making an appearance in SBS’s Secret Garden marks her first foray back onscreen since giving birth in August. And rather than playing a character, she’ll be playing herself. Tags: Secret Garden, Song Yoon-ah... More »

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Jung Kyeo-woon joins the cast of Sign
by | November 11, 2010 | 32 Comments
As his current role as a lovable lunkhead judo player in Dr. Champ winds to a close, Jung Kyeo-woon is busy lining up his next gig, and has joined the new SBS drama Sign, which co-stars Park Shin-yang and Kim Ah-joong. While the other two leads are forensic doctors in this C.S.I.-like medical investigation drama,... More »

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Eric begins filming on Poseidon
by | November 11, 2010 | 49 Comments
Woohoo, Eric is back! Just two weeks after his army discharge, he’s back to work on the upcoming big-budget action drama Poseidon, and here are his first stills from the production. These photos come from his first shoot, which took place on November 9 at Taean’s Shinjin Port. He said, “This is my second time... More »
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Heaven gets renamed Sign, sets premiere date
by | November 10, 2010 | 25 Comments
As previously mentioned, Kim Ah-joong (Accidental Couple, above) and Park Shin-yang (Painter of the Wind) will soon be returning to broadcast airwaves with their new drama, initially titled Heaven, which has now been renamed Sign and given a slot on SBS’s upcoming TV schedule. The medical investigation drama takes a page out of the C.S.I.... More »

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Kang Ji-hwan is Lee Jun-ki’s replacement in Faith
by | November 10, 2010 | 61 Comments
Finally, upcoming drama Faith has a leading man to fill in the spot vacated by its previous lead star Lee Jun-ki, who had to drop the drama when army service came calling. And now, with the casting of Kang Ji-hwan (Coffee House), things just got a lot more interesting! I’m currently making a sound right... More »

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Lee Min-jung to return to television in Midas
by | November 9, 2010 | 95 Comments
Yay! I love Lee Min-jung, so it’s exciting to hear that she’s lined up her next drama already, one year after shooting to fame in her last one, Smile, You. The new series is an SBS Monday-Tuesday drama titled Midas, and with Lee Min-jung seemingly building something of a Midas touch herself, will she be... More »

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Get your first look at musical drama What’s Up
by | November 9, 2010 | 106 Comments
We haven’t had much news about the musical-themed drama What’s Up, but the production has just released a four-minute trailer giving us our first real look at the show. And I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with the results; the characters seem well-developed and the cast looks strong. In the trailer, several students at... More »

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Hyun Bin’s on top for Secret Garden
by | November 8, 2010 | 61 Comments
Literally. *Snerk.* The thing is, I really want to enjoy the idea of Hyun Bin somehow landing on top of Ha Ji-won for their new drama Secret Garden — and seeing what ridiculous plot contrivance is employed to get our characters into such a position oh-so-coincidentally — but I’m too distracted by the shiny be-sequined... More »

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Lee Yoon-ji joins idol-laden cast of Dream High
by | November 8, 2010 | 58 Comments
Underrated (imo) actress Lee Yoon-ji (Dandelion Family) has come onboard the Korean Fame-like drama series Dream High, in which lots of idol stars will act as aspiring versions of themselves, playing high school students in an arts school. Lee will play a teacher at the school who is characterized by “elegant, perfect style and strong... More »