Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Kim Woo-bin and Suzy couple up in Lee Kyung-hee romance drama
by | August 19, 2015 | 264 Comments
Wow, well if this isn’t a new (drama) power couple in the making: Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) will be headlining a drama with Suzy (Gu Family Book), and it’ll come from writer Lee Kyung-hee, who has penned a number of hit dramas, among them Nice Guy, Thank You, A Love to Kill, and I’m Sorry, I... More »


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Yoon Jin-seo, Lee Jae-yoon tapped for drinky drama Cheers to Me
by | August 19, 2015 | 26 Comments
Food in dramas (specifically, the glorious, gluttonous eating thereof) is such a hot trend these days that it was only a matter of time before we got the drinky version (which I am fully onboard with). Now we’ve got Cheers to Me in the works, which has selected Yoon Jin-seo (Girl Who Sees Smells) and... More »


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SBS murder-mystery-thriller Village casts Shin Eun-kyung
by | August 19, 2015 | 40 Comments
SBS’s upcoming Village has me intrigued, so I’ll be watching developments closely on the drama, which is about a peaceful village that’s rocked by the sudden discovery of an unidentified corpse. Shin Eun-kyung has signed on to be a lead, which is great since she’s awesome and I love her; she has a ton of... More »


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Seo In-gook puts in a cameo appearance for Oh My Ghostess
by | August 18, 2015 | 136 Comments
Aw, yay! Seo In-gook, who recently wrapped up his run on the (underappreciated, sniff) KBS drama I Remember You, is heading over to tvN to put in a cameo on the hit rom-com Oh My Ghostess. It’s a friendly gesture for the PD and writer duo, who previously gave him such sparkling material to work... More »


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Explosions and destruction rock Seoul in JTBC’s D-Day
by | August 18, 2015 | 69 Comments
Time to check back in with JTBC’s D-Day, which has released several teasers in the past week, as well as promo images of the disaster-ravaged series about a large-scale earthquake that rocks Seoul and the emergency medics who race to save lives in its aftermath. The drama boasts a large-scale set, spanning a full 1,500... More »


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Kim Yoo-jung considers high school drama Cheer Up
by | August 18, 2015 | 44 Comments
Ah, here’s a reason to keep an eye out for KBS’s upcoming high school cheerleading drama Cheer Up: The show is in talks to cast Kim Yoo-jung for the lead role, which would take her back to high school after playing a bullied student in her last drama, Angry Mom. She’s reportedly received the offer... More »


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Name That Drama: Weaselly doctors and racing champions
by | August 17, 2015 | 66 Comments
  It’s Name That Drama again! As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   This entry was emailed to me with the title “Name that drama (but don’t watch it)” This was on a KBS station in the U.S. in (maybe?) 2008 or 2009. The... More »


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First love trauma gets reawakened in Twenty Again
by | August 17, 2015 | 45 Comments
Another promo poster’s out for Twenty Again, featuring series lead Choi Ji-woo in a three-step transformation from mom, wife, and then to university student. Better backwards than never, right? The teasers for this show have been cracking me up, and I’m tickled to read more about the “first love trauma” suffered by our main love... More »


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News bites: August 16, 2015
by | August 16, 2015 | 16 Comments
Lee Jung-jae, Lee Beom-soo, Liam Neeson Get ready for an onslaught of hype about the film Incheon Landing Operation, formerly titled MacArthur, which has signed Liam Neeson (Taken) as the famed General MacArthur. Lee Jung-jae is still considering a role as a navy lieutenant, and now reports are out that Lee Beom-soo (Last, Triangle) has met with director... More »


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Joo Sang-wook, Choi Kang-hee for MBC’s Dazzling Temptation
by | August 16, 2015 | 56 Comments
Wait, there was a whole round of stories earlier this week that said Choi Kang-hee (Heart to Heart) wasn’t going to do this drama. I don’t know what they did to get her back onboard, but now she’s back to possibly headlining the cast of MBC’s upcoming melodrama Dazzling Temptation, which reunites her with the... More »


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Chuno, Runaway PD comes back with cable spy drama Neighborhood Hero
by | August 14, 2015 | 19 Comments
Director Kwak Jung-hwan is in talks to come back with a new blockbuster action-spy drama, this time for cable channel OCN, and here’s to hoping he gives us more of the action and intrigue of Chuno and Conspiracy in the Court that made him famous, rather than the disappointments of hyped follow-up projects Runaway Plan... More »