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Drama Casting & News
Wang Ji-hye cast in Personal Taste
by | February 16, 2010 | 7 Comments
Not too long after her last drama, last year’s dark and intense Friend, Our Legend, actress Wang Ji-hye is coming back with a lighter, more upbeat role in Personal Taste playing best friend and rival to Sohn Ye-jin‘s main character. It looks like the drama is going to be conflating a few of the characters... More »


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Shin Dong-wook’s fan club treats drama staff to holiday meal
by | February 16, 2010 | 24 Comments
As nice as it is to hear about stars giving gifts to their drama crews, I’m always more impressed to hear about stars’ fans shelling out their hard-earned cash to give gifts to drama crews in the name of their favorite actors. Shin Dong-wook is the latest actor to have his fans mobilize on his... More »


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Ryu Seung-ryong joins Personal Taste
by | February 15, 2010 | 16 Comments
This may not attract as much excitement as the hot younger cast, but I’m stoked that Ryu Seung-ryong will be joining MBC’s Personal Taste. He’ll join Lee Min-ho and Kim Ji-suk as their professional rival when the men, who all work as architects, compete for bids on building projects. (Meanwhile, Sohn Ye-jin is the daughter... More »


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Seo Woo makes surprise visit to Pasta set
by | February 15, 2010 | 7 Comments
Actress Seo Woo is currently shooting the film The Housemaid (with Lee Jung-jae and Jeon Do-yeon), but had a day off from the filming schedule for the Lunar New Year holiday over the weekend. After spending some time with family, she sought out the Cheongdamdong, Seoul, restaurant where MBC’s drama Pasta shoots its kitchen scenes.... More »
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No episodes of Wish Upon a Star this week
by | February 14, 2010 | 190 Comments
(Sob.) SBS is showing the Olympics, and therefore the episodes of Wish Upon a Star slated for this Monday and Tuesday will be pushed back to next week to make room for a special broadcast of Vancouver 2010 Prime Time. Of course I understand since the Olympics is big stuff — and ratings are high... More »


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Chuno writer apologizes to Lee Da-hae
by | February 14, 2010 | 92 Comments
Chun Sung-il, the scriptwriter for action-thriller drama Chuno, has expressed his apologies in a recent interview toward one of the drama’s stars, Lee Da-hae. Nearly as loud as the enthusiasm for the drama has been the dissatisfaction with one of its lead characters, Un-nyun (also Hye-won), played by Lee. Some of the criticisms have been... More »


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Kim Hee-sun and Lee Jun-ki are top contenders for medical drama
by | February 14, 2010 | 24 Comments
A new historical drama may be the meeting ground for Kim Hee-sun and Lee Jun-ki: the former is planning her acting comeback, while the latter is currently a top contender for the male lead role. The director is PD Kim Jong-hak of the fusion fantasy-sageuk series Legend and kdrama classic Sandglass, and the series is... More »


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What’s Up completes first round of auditions
by | February 12, 2010 | 31 Comments
The first round of open auditions have been completed for writer Song Ji-nah‘s anticipated new campus drama What’s Up, and a list of the lucky applicants who passed to the next round has been revealed online on the audition webpage. The production still has a ways to go because there were 200 hopefuls who survived... More »


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Kim So-yeon cast in Prosecutor Mata Hari
by | February 11, 2010 | 51 Comments
Kim So-yeon is taking the lead in a new SBS drama called Prosecutor Mata Hari, which comes to us from the writer-director pair behind Brilliant Legacy. (PD Jin Hyuk also directed the gorgeous historical series Painter of the Wind and the slick celebrity-packed On Air, while writer So Hyun-kyung also wrote How Much Love.) Kim... More »


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SBS’s OB-GYN features a parade of cameos
by | February 11, 2010 | 12 Comments
SBS’s new medical drama OB-GYN is piling on the cameo appearances as celebrities make guest spots as patients. The drama is doing middling numbers in the 10% range but has met with generally favorable response. The first two episodes last week featured actress-MC Hyun Young, and adds several more guests with this week’s episodes: Story... More »


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Moon Jung-hee joins Oh My Lady
by | February 10, 2010 | 7 Comments
SBS’s upcoming romantic comedy Oh My Lady! adds another actress to its cast in Moon Jung-hee; the drama places the actress in the familiar world of musicals (Moon used to act in musicals before she transitioned to television with dramas like My Sweet Seoul and Iron Empress). Her character is a top choreographer who will... More »