Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Busy bee Im Ji-yeon considers being a North Korean refugee in Blow Breeze
by | July 12, 2016 | 31 Comments
Rookie actress Im Ji-yeon (Jackpot) has been keeping busy lately. She recently made a cameo appearance as a champion archer in currently-airing drama Doctors, and has just received an offer to be the main lead in MBC’s weekend family drama, Blow Breeze. Her character, Mi-poong (meaning “breeze”), is a North Korean refugee who studied dance... More »

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Shin Sung-rok cast as Kim Haneul’s husband in On the Way to the Airport
by | July 12, 2016 | 74 Comments
Ooh, yes, Shin Sung-rok is taking a leading role in On the Way to the Airport, an upcoming human drama on KBS where he’ll play husband to leading lady Kim Haneul (A Gentleman’s Dignity). Okay, admittedly I’m not sure the plot sounds that thrilling, but it is a good main cast — also with Lee... More »

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BoA cast in JTBC drama This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair
by | July 12, 2016 | 27 Comments
Pop star BoA is giving television another go, and has joined JTBC’s upcoming drama This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair, news that both the station and BoA’s management, SM Entertainment, have confirmed. She’d starred in a short two-episode mini-drama three years ago, Anticipate Love (with Daniel Choi, Im Shi-wan, and Kim Ji-won), but... More »

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New JTBC rom-com lines up Kim Hyun-joo, Joo Sang-wook to star
by | July 11, 2016 | 76 Comments
Cable network JTBC has announced a new drama, slated for Fridays and Saturdays this fall. It’s called Fantastic, and has cast a whole group of actors in one fell swoop: Kim Hyun-joo (I Have a Lover) and Joo Sang-wook (Dazzling Temptation) are in talks to headline, and Park Shi-yeon (Greatest Marriage), Kim Tae-hoon (One More... More »

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Kim So-eun to reunite with Song Jae-rim in SBS family drama
by | July 11, 2016 | 120 Comments
Oh, I wonder what happened behind the scenes on this drama. Lee Hana was the actress originally cast to play Song Jae-rim’s girlfriend in SBS’s new weekend drama Our Gap-soon, which would’ve been a reunion for the Unkind Women co-stars. Lee Hana even attended the cast script read after signing on for the role, but... More »

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Slow-mo struts and greetings from Cinderella and the Four Knights
by | July 10, 2016 | 51 Comments
It’s not a very long look, but it’s still our first look at upcoming cohabitation rom-com Cinderella and the Four Knights, which recently secured a slot on tvN’s Friday-night lineup and has released a short teaser. It only shows three of the four knights, but even without the last member of the group, they’ve got... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of July 4-10, 2016
by | July 10, 2016 | 172 Comments
To say that Doctors is doing well would be an understatement at this point, as it continues to climb steadily upward in the ratings, reaching just shy of 20% this week. It’s only a matter of time before it breaks that important milestone, so good luck to the rest of its competition. Well, mostly to... More »

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News bites: July 8, 2016
by | July 8, 2016 | 30 Comments
Kang Haneul While it’s wonderful that Kang Haneul’s film career has taken off, I’m looking forward to his return to the small screen with Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo. (Gah, that title!) He recently wrapped filming on the project and is now positively considering the movie Memory’s Night, about a man who loses his memories... More »

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Bright smiles and playful glances in Moonlight Drawn By the Clouds stills
by | July 8, 2016 | 63 Comments
Happy Friday y’all! We have more stills to get you revved up about upcoming youth romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By the Clouds. Starring Kim Yoo-jung (Angry Mom) and Park Bo-gum (Answer Me 1988), this drama will present the story of a palace romance that occurs between a female cross-dressing eunuch and the crown prince, with... More »

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Countdown for W–Two Worlds begins with shiny new posters
by | July 7, 2016 | 53 Comments
Only two weeks left until W–Two Worlds premieres on MBC! Now that we’re closer to the air date, pretty shiny new posters have just been released. I have been so waiting to watch this romantic alternate-universe melodrama. First, I was excited because this will be Han Hyo-joo’s (Beauty Inside) first real comeback to the small... More »

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