Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Ji Chang-wook: “The K2 will be my last action drama”
by | September 20, 2016 | 125 Comments
Say it ain’t so, Healer-ya! Thankfully, I think Ji Chang-wook (Healer) was kidding about this being his last action series, because the alternative would be too sad. At the press conference for his new action thriller The K2, he explained good-naturedly how difficult the action sequences have been. “It’s so difficult. It led to me... More »

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EXO’s D.O. to headline new web drama from director of Twenty
by | September 19, 2016 | 61 Comments
EXO idol member and actor D.O. (Unforgettable), aka Do Kyung-soo, has signed on to play the lead in a new web drama directed by film director Lee Byung-hun, who helmed the 2015 coming-of-age romp Twenty, starring Kim Woo-bin, Lee Junho, and Kang Haneul. The title of the new web drama has yet to be determined,... More »

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A strange wind is blowing in This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair
by | September 19, 2016 | 16 Comments
Something’s in the air for Lee Seon-kyun (The Advocate, Miss Korea), and it doesn’t look like that something is anything good: In these teasers for JTBC’s This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair, he catches wind of potential trouble in his marriage, and it has him on edge and full of foreboding.... More »

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Bae Doo-na considers drama comeback in OCN thriller The Voice
by | September 19, 2016 | 30 Comments
If there’s one recent trend in dramaland that makes me happy, it’s the one bringing all of Chungmuro’s leading ladies back to the small screen. Bae Doo-na (Tunnel, Jupiter Ascending) is the next film actress considering a drama comeback — she’s been offered the leading role in the new OCN series The Voice and is... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Sept. 12-18, 2016
by | September 18, 2016 | 422 Comments
It happened—Moonlight Drawn By Clouds made it to the 20% mark, and during one of the most delightful weeks it’s had so far. That makes it hard for fellow competitor Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo to carve out any sort of meaningful space on its own, which is a shame, but what can you do.... More »

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Jo Soo-hyang to stir up trouble in Weightlifting Fairy
by | September 16, 2016 | 6 Comments
Actress Jo Soo-hyang (Who Are You–School 2015) has been cast in the new MBC Wednesday-Thursday drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju, joining the likes of Lee Sung-kyung (Doctors), Nam Joo-hyuk (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo), Kyung Su-jin (Bluebird’s House), and Lee Jae-yoon (Oh Hae-young Again). Inspired by Olympic gold medalist Jang Mi-ran, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju... More »

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Noonas give Seo In-gook pity coins in Shopping King Louis teaser
by | September 15, 2016 | 87 Comments
Whether a debonair dandy or scruffy vagabond, Seo In-gook (Police Unit 38) radiates cute charisma. In the latest teaser for upcoming MBC drama Shopping King Louis, we get a closer glimpse at how far the titular chaebol falls from his high pedestal to a downright grubby state, before being rescued by our heroine Go Bok-shil.... More »

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Ji-soo takes sudden trip to ER, Fantastic storyline to be adjusted
by | September 14, 2016 | 90 Comments
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news today. Much-loved rising talent Ji-soo, who is currently starring in JTBC’s weekend drama Fantastic and Lee Jun-ki’s Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, was urgently rushed to the hospital for surgery on Tuesday. For a couple weeks, he had been having leg pain, and preliminary tests... More »

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Lee Yo-won, Jin Gu in talks to join Night Light
by | September 13, 2016 | 50 Comments
Ah, all of a sudden we have a bunch of casting news on MBC’s Night Light, which just yesterday reported that UEE (Marriage Contract) was in contention to play a leading role. Now we have two more names up to join the show: Lee Yo-won (Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki) and Jin Gu (Descended From... More »

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The women of On the Way to the Airport and a new teaser
by | September 12, 2016 | 38 Comments
A lengthier teaser and a few more stills featuring actresses Kim Haneul (A Gentleman’s Dignity), Jang Hee-jin (Mirror of the Witch), and Choi Yeo-jin (Riders: Catch Tomorrow) have been released for the upcoming KBS drama On the Way to the Airport. This project marks Kim Haneul’s return to dramaland after four years, in which she’ll... More »