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Drama Casting & News
Plagiarism controversy hits Pied Piper
by | April 24, 2016 | 58 Comments
[Hey folks, we’d like to introduce tineybeanie to you all, whom we’re excited to have joining us to cover news and updates from dramaland. We hope you’ll all give her a warm welcome and enjoy the added coverage! ‘Cause sometimes more is just better. –javabeans] On the 21st of April, tvN revealed that it was... More »


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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Apr. 18–Apr. 24, 2016
by | April 24, 2016 | 73 Comments
There was one new premiere this week in the form of SBS’s Entertainer, which replaced the slot previously occupied by Come Back, Ajusshi. Despite some unimpressed responses from overseas regarding the newcomer, it managed to score over double the numbers for its premiere than Ajusshi did for its finale.... More »


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News bites: April 23, 2016
by | April 23, 2016 | 20 Comments
Lee Min-ho, Park Shin-yang Lee Min-ho (the younger one, not THE Lee Min-ho), is continuing his upward climb. Lee will star in the upcoming Chinese movie The Bittersweet, which is already in post-production. The Bittersweet is an action thriller/melodrama about a brother and sister who are tragically separated during youth, only to be reunited as... More »


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Park Se-young up for medical mystery Beautiful Mind
by | April 22, 2016 | 25 Comments
It might be a My Daughter Geum Sa-wol reunion for Park Se-young and Yoon Hyun-min, who are both considering secondary roles in KBS’s new medical mystery drama Beautiful Mind. The new Monday-Tuesday series is cutting it really close to the wire with casting, since the drama is due out in June and technically nobody’s signed... More »


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The noodle revenge begins in Master–God of Noodle
by | April 22, 2016 | 27 Comments
Finally, some noodles for the Noodle God! Yes, technically I might have caught a glimpse of noodle in the previous teasers, but only just barely, and at least in this latest teaser we get noodles being made, being eaten, and being the cause of revenge. The teaser begins with our hero (Chun Jung-myung) telling us... More »


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Adventure, revenge, and secrets in Flower in Prison
by | April 21, 2016 | 30 Comments
Time to check back in with MBC’s upcoming “adventure sageuk” drama Flower in Prison, for which we now have a handful of teasers. It’s not the kind of drama that usually captures my interest, in that it’s 50 episodes and on the weekends (weekend sageuks have a different flavor from the flashier, more fusion-styled ones... More »


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Jung Yoo-jin joins fantasy drama W as Han Hyo-joo’s rival
by | April 21, 2016 | 51 Comments
I’m dying of curiosity to hear more about the plot of W, the new drama from writer Song Jae-jung of Nine and Queen Inhyun’s Man. It’s been confirmed for a summer broadcast on MBC, and now that Han Hyo-joo (Haeohwa) and Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio) have signed on to headline, they’re starting to cast the secondary... More »
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Yoon Hyun-min considers going villainous for Beautiful Mind
by | April 21, 2016 | 12 Comments
So maybe the plot of medical drama Beautiful Mind doesn’t exactly grip me, but if the show keeps adding actors I like, it won’t be easy to ignore. The drama has offers out to Jang Hyuk (Master of Trade—Inn 2015) and Park So-dam (The Priests, Because It’s the First Time), and now is also in... More »


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Gong Yoo confirms writer Kim Eun-sook’s fantasy drama Goblin
by | April 20, 2016 | 157 Comments
The new drama from Descended From the Sun writer Kim Eun-sook finally has a working title, a story, a timeslot, and a leading man: Gong Yoo (A Man and a Woman, Big) has signed on to headline, and the series is due to air on tvN in November, as expected. It’s called Goblin, and it’ll... More »
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Dark magic and cursed fates in Mirror of the Witch
by | April 20, 2016 | 30 Comments
I missed seeing the first teaser for Mirror of the Witch when it came out a couple days ago, but better late than never, right? The teaser is rather short, but it does reinforce my impression of the fantasy fusion historical drama as a gorgeously directed series tinged with a dark feel, which suits its... More »




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