Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Park Hae-jin is tall, dark, and mysterious for Man to Man
by | October 20, 2016 | 87 Comments
First stills for Man to Man are out! They’re not necessarily very informative stills, but they do feature Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap), and he looks sleek and stylish, so I suppose even if we don’t see him bodyguarding or performing cool undercover maneuvers, it’s enough to tide me over for now. The JTBC... More »

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MBC’s Night Light kicks off three-way power struggle with table read
by | October 19, 2016 | 30 Comments
The cast of MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Night Light gathered for its first table read. Night Light is a tale of three ambitious people who are sleepless in their desire for greater power, wealth, and success. They leap into the furnace of greed as they engage in the endless battle to acquire more riches. Actors... More »

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First look at Weightlifting Fairy’s genius swimmer and elegant gymnast
by | October 19, 2016 | 33 Comments
Here’s our first glimpse of Nam Joo-hyuk (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) and Kyung Su-jin (Bluebird’s House) in character for MBC’s new drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju. The youth sports drama is the coming-of-age story of twenty-one-year-old weightlifting athlete Kim Bok-ju (Lee Sung-kyung), a young woman whose entire existence was devoted to barbells, and her... More »

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The ardent love of the world’s last mermaid in Legend of the Blue Sea
by | October 18, 2016 | 104 Comments
The first teaser is out for SBS’s upcoming fantasy romance Legend of the Blue Sea, and the tone is unexpectedly sad and wistful, as we’re introduced to the abiding love between a man and a mermaid that spans centuries. This is our first peek at the highly anticipated four-way team-up between stars Jeon Ji-hyun (You... More »

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Shadowy corridors and kisses in Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’s first teaser
by | October 18, 2016 | 47 Comments
Time flies when amazing shows are on TV. So I barely registered October flying past, but now it’s almost November, and we have a whole batch of new dramas coming out. Among them is SBS’s new medical drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, starring Han Seok-kyu (Secret Door) as the titular character, and popular actors Yoo... More »

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Oh Snap! One big happy family for the Man Living in Our House
by | October 18, 2016 | 48 Comments
Well, this cast is looking pretty cozy in their new promo posters, rather than full of suspicion over the intruder/usurper living in the family house, but I guess Su Ae (Mask) will have plenty of time to get friendly with Kim Young-kwang (D-Day) as they live together and she tries to figure out what happened... More »

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Han Ye-seul up to play spirited lawyer in new drama Defendant
by | October 18, 2016 | 27 Comments
Han Ye-seul (Madam Antoine, Birth of a Beauty) has played everything from a quack fortuneteller to an amnesiac chaebol to a North Korean spy, but I’m having a hard time picturing her in a normal job like lawyer or doctor. It looks like she might diverge from her beaten path of bright rom-com heroines though,... More »

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Su Ae meets friend and foe on the way to her house
by | October 17, 2016 | 76 Comments
With only a week away until the October 24 premiere, a new batch of stills and teasers are out for KBS’s upcoming “twisted family tree rom-com” The Man Living in Our House. Su Ae (Mask) plays a hotheaded flight attendant who’s engaged to an investment manager played by Kim Ji-hoon (Jang Bori Is Here). Based... More »

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Lee Sung-kyung becomes cheerful Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju
by | October 17, 2016 | 66 Comments
You know, she still doesn’t look anything like a weightlifter, but at least there’s some effort on Lee Sung-kyung’s part not to look like a model. It’s something, and I hope the physical transformation means good things for her first leading role in MBC’s new youth sports drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju. Here’s our first... More »

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Legend of the Blue Sea returns from overseas shoots, holds first script read
by | October 17, 2016 | 136 Comments
Ah, we’re a month out from the premiere of hotly anticipated fantasy-romance series Legend of the Blue Sea starring Jeon Ji-hyun (in a reunion with her You From Another Star writer, Park Ji-eun) and Lee Min-ho (in a reunion with his City Hunter director, Jin Hyuk), and the production just released these images from the... More »