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Drama Casting & News
First script read for medical melo Doctor Stranger
by | April 2, 2014 | 52 Comments
Oooh, I’m starting to get excited about Doctor Stranger, mostly because there is a special place in my heart for Lee Jong-seok (I Hear Your Voice). He and the cast got together for their first script read a few weeks back, and gosh, don’t he and Park Hae-jin (You From Another Star) look pretty? Balancing... More »


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Baek Jin-hee to claim two brothers’ love in Triangle
by | April 2, 2014 | 47 Comments
A love triangle for Triangle–it only seems fitting, doesn’t it? MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama has confirmed that Baek Jin-hee will be joining the cast as one of the leads, which means she’ll just take up residence in the timeslot that belongs to her most recent drama, Empress Ki. In Triangle she’ll play a woman who... More »


Drama Casting & News
Big Man steals hearts (literally)
by | April 1, 2014 | 41 Comments
Hmm, KBS isn’t really selling me on Big Man, which is disappointing since it marks my Kang Ji-hwan’s return to television and I miss seeing him in good things. Daniel Choi is another selling point, with his ability to be alternately assy and adorkable. How much would I love it if their chaebol face-off actually... More »


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Gap-dong’s special webtoon high on chills and thrills
by | April 1, 2014 | 47 Comments
To amp up the creepy factor in anticipation of its upcoming premiere, tvN’s chilling murder-mystery-crime thriller Gap-dong has released a special corresponding webtoon on its website, which you can see here: http://giftmap.interest.me/View/1905. Be sure to scroll all the way down! Now that you’ve been thoroughly creeped out (if you say you weren’t surprised, I refuse... More »


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Highlights and promos from MBC’s Hotel King
by | March 31, 2014 | 66 Comments
Hotel King’s premiere is right around the corner, and here are a bunch of promo shots and a highlight preview for the show, which is basically an extended teaser. I’ve been keeping an eye on this show because I like its cast—and have a particular soft spot for the reunion of Lee Dong-wook and Lee... More »


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Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae agrees, October goal set
by | March 29, 2014 | 81 Comments
So MBC has had a decade-long fixation—nay, obsession—with reviving its onetime smash hit drama Dae Jang Geum (aka Jewel in the Palace), which had monster ratings and got exported to something like 60+ foreign countries and was on the frontlines of promoting Hallyu 1.0. They have clung and clung and clung to the idea, and... More »


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KBS trots out trot drama Trot Lovers
by | March 28, 2014 | 53 Comments
javabeans: Wow, Big Man hasn’t even aired yet and already KBS has confirmed the schedule for its successor drama to take over in mid-June, which is titled Trot Lovers. Er, Trot Couple? Trot Paramours? girlfriday: I like Trot Lovers. It sounds more chocolate-lover, less lovers-who-meet-through-the-wonders-of-trot-music. javabeans: It sure is a… special premise. It’s a romantic... More »


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Jung Kyung-ho, Ryu Soo-young, Cha In-pyo for Endless Love
by | March 27, 2014 | 56 Comments
With shooting set to begin next month, we’ve gotten a flurry of confirmations for new SBS weekend drama Endless Love. Jung Kyung-ho (Heartless City) will take on the main lead, and Ryu Soo-young (Two Weeks, Rascal Sons) is being courted to play his brother, a character Yeon Jung-hoon briefly considered but passed on (yes, there’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seung-gi and Cha Seung-won’s first day as cops
by | March 27, 2014 | 129 Comments
Run, Seung-gi, ruuuuuuuuun! Cameras are rolling for SBS’s next Wednesday-Thursday drama You’re All Surrounded, starring Lee Seung-gi and Cha Seung-won as cops. They’re of the non-buddy variety, since Seung-gi plays a rookie detective and Cha Seung-won is his hardass leader, but don’tcha feel a hug coming on any day now? It’ll happen–just you wait. I... More »


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It’s Kim Kang-woo versus the Golden Cross in KBS revenge thriller
by | March 27, 2014 | 21 Comments
Our first teaser for KBS’s Golden Cross gets right to the point of the suspenseful melodrama, with Kim Kang-woo playing the hero who loses his beloved sister and vows revenge on those responsible. We’re also finally told the meaning behind the title, as “golden cross” is a financial term that refers to a point at... More »


Drama Casting & News
God’s Quiz 4 adds idols Donghae and Jae-kyung to cast
by | March 25, 2014 | 43 Comments
After a two-year hiatus, God’s Quiz is back! The fourth season of OCN’s medical crime investigation series will return in May, with Donghae (full name: Lee Dong-hae) of Super Junior and Jae-kyung (full name: Kim Jae-kyung) of Rainbow adding fresh blood to the regular cast. Tags: cable programs, Donghae, Ryu Deok-hwan... More »