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Drama Casting & News
Investigative crime thriller Hidden Identity comes to tvN
by | March 17, 2015 | 21 Comments
Dark crime thriller Bad Guys was a pretty solid hit for cable station OCN, but its director, PD Kim Jung-min, is hopping over to tvN for his next project, a drama titled Hidden Identity. Casting’s already begun, with Park Sung-woong (Fatal Encounter, Commitment, She Is Wow, Gaksital, New World) named as one of the leads,... More »


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Lee Jun-ki courted to become vampire scholar of the night
by | March 17, 2015 | 181 Comments
Lee Jun-ki, for vampire-fantasy-period drama Scholar Who Walks the Night? Well now you’ve put the idea in my head and it can’t be un-put! I want this bad and I want it now, and you can’t backtrack because I won’t let you! Stamps feet. (Also, Lee Jun-ki should always do sageuks, preferably of the fantasy... More »


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Oh Snap! In the classroom with Angry Mom
by | March 16, 2015 | 17 Comments
Even cuter than the actors behind housewife-goes-back-to-high-school drama Angry Mom is the cartoon avatar for the lead, played by Kim Hee-sun, wielding a knife in one hand and a frying pan in the other. Don’t mess with angry ajumma! Kim Yoo-jung is mostly smiles behind the scenes of the poster shoot, though I expect to... More »


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Couples cozy up for Mnet’s new drama The Lover
by | March 16, 2015 | 36 Comments
I’m curious to see how Mnet will handle a drama about cohabitating couples — it is cable, and yet their new drama The Lover seems like a big step out of their comfort zone (Mnet’s first two original series were the youthful music-themed Monstar and Persevere, Gu Hae-ra). But I’m eager to watch it, partly... More »


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Lee Yubi offered leading role in School 2015
by | March 16, 2015 | 57 Comments
Ooh, Lee Yubi for School 2015? I do love how this franchise casts. The newest installment of the School franchise has been bumped up on KBS’s roster for a late-April premiere, and casting is at last underway. First up to star is Lee Yubi, a rising young actress who’s been making a mark with lovable... More »


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Lee Yoon-ji joins tvN’s Ex-Girlfriend Club
by | March 15, 2015 | 26 Comments
Someone’s leaving a giant trail of broken hearts in his wake. Cable network tvN’s new Friday-Saturday drama Ex-Girlfriend Club stars Byun Yo-han (Misaeng) as a webtoon creator who uses his own love life as his artistic subject matter, and then has to face all of his ex-girlfriends’ wrath when they discover that he’s aired their... More »


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News bites: March 14, 2015
by | March 14, 2015 | 37 Comments
Kim Jung-hoon (Her Legend) has just been cast as the lead in a joint Korean-Japanese film called Tears! Light Up The Moon. He’ll star as a promising young music producer, and it will be a modern adaptation of the story of the Golden Demon, which itself was a Korean adaptation of a series of Japanese... More »


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Strange superpowers fuel tvN comedy The Superman Age
by | March 13, 2015 | 38 Comments
A new drama is coming to tvN, and it’s being described as a “fantastic youth growth comedy,” which I can see from the title, The Superman Age, and its off-kilter premise. It’s hilarious, seriously. The comedy series is about a job-hunting twentysomething who suddenly acquires superpowers one day… because apparently in this world, an adult... More »


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Vampires get schooled in Orange Marmalade
by | March 13, 2015 | 22 Comments
More vampires! Although KBS’s upcoming Orange Marmalade is set up to focus on the younger cast — led by Yeo Jin-gu (Potato Star 2013QR3), CN Blue’s Jonghyun, and AOA’s Seolhyun — I’m glad to see Song Jong-ho (Mandate of Heaven, Answer Me 1997) being added to the cast. Mostly because I really enjoy him, but... More »


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Angry Mom rules the school
by | March 13, 2015 | 39 Comments
Going back to high school is bad enough as it is; if teachers pinched my cheeks I’d be perpetually angry too. New teasers and stills are out for MBC’s back-to-school drama Angry Mom, starring Kim Hee-sun as a mother who finds out that her daughter is being bullied and decides to take matters into her... More »


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The boy who can’t feel and the Girl Who Sees Smells
by | March 12, 2015 | 61 Comments
The first teaser is out for SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Girl Who Sees Smells, and though the production is super low-rent (really, you couldn’t manage to think of anything other than shooting on an empty soundstage?), I can actually see Park Yoochun and Shin Se-kyung being cute together. The mystery suspense rom-com seems much more... More »