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Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho is performing well for KBS as the ratings leader on Mondays and Tuesdays, having just hit the 15% ratings mark this week. So it’s no surprise to hear that KBS is considering a 4-episode extension for the legal/underdog/human drama, and it seems easy enough to give it a few extra hours;... More »
Inappropriate on-camera workplace confession doesn’t exactly scream romance to me, but I do think there’s going to be a lot more to the love story in KBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Uncontrollably Fond (we were calling it Lightly, Ardently, but this is the official title KBS is going with). The romance melodrama is about a top... More »
Open call casting auditions have started for the drama remake of My Sassy Girl, the new youth sageuk adaptation starring Joo-won (Yong-pal) from production company Raemong Raein (Sungkyunkwan Scandal).... More »
Talented young actress Go Ah-sung (Heard It Though the Grapevine) will be guest-starring in a story arc in the next season of Japanese slice-of-life drama Midnight Diner (aka Shinya Shokudo). The first season of the series aired in 2009, and due to its popularity, subsequent seasons were aired in 2011 and 2014, in addition to... More »
I have to say, it’s pretty refreshing to meet a drama heroine who blurts, “Just sleep with me once!” Of course, she has her reasons for being so forward — Lucky Romance is the new MBC rom-com about a woman so obsessed with luck, fortune, and fate that she takes it very seriously when a... More »
Aw, sometimes (or maybe most times) I really wish drama cameo appearances were longer. Yeon Woo-jin has just been announced as making an appearance on tvN’s newest hit, Oh Hae-young Again, and I feel like I’m just gonna want to see more of him. (It was this PD, Song Hyun-wook, who cast him in Marriage... More »
Well, phew! Wanted has a cast, which is a relief because a few possible castings fell through (Kim Hyun-joo, Jin Gu) with just over a month until its premiere, and since the thriller premise sounded intriguing, I’d hoped the show would pull it together. Now it’s secured its three main leads: Kim Ah-joong (Punch), Uhm... More »
How many different ways can Lee Jun-ki look ethereally beautiful in sageuk garb? After all the many historical projects he’s done thus far (King and the Clown, Iljimae, Arang and the Magistrate, Joseon Gunman, Scholar Who Walks the Night) you’d think he’d start repeating looks, but apparently when you’re Lee Jun-ki, you never run out... More »
Ha Suk-jin, as Kang Dong-won? It’s a little odd to think of it, when you consider that both actors are almost the same age (Kang is a year older) and the original drama aired 13 years ago, but you know, why not? I’m all for a remake of the old-school contract-marriage romance 1% of Anything,... More »
At the top of the week, Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho saw a rise in ratings after a few weeks spent hovering under the 13% mark, and while it’s still in first, it now has a more solid lead. Monster and Jackpot keep fighting for second place, and keep swapping depending on the episode. That race... More »