Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Ryu Soo-young, Dasom to headline KBS comedy Taming Mother-in-Law
by | July 16, 2015 | 34 Comments
KBS has announced its (probable) lineup for upcoming drama Taming Mother-in-Law, with its three main leads either now confirmed or in final talks to settle their participation: Ryu Soo-young (Endless Love, Two Weeks), Sistar idol Dasom (Melody of Love), and veteran dramaland mom Go Du-shim (High Society). The drama’s initial promotional round hit a hiccup... More »


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Go Jun-hee to reunite with Hwang Jung-eum in She Was Pretty
by | July 16, 2015 | 16 Comments
Go Jun-hee (Yawang) might become the latest addition to MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama She Was Pretty, which is still courting Kill Me, Heal Me costars Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon to headline. The offer is out to Go Jun-hee to play the second lead opposite Hwang Jung-eum, which she’s actually done once before in 2011’s... More »


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I Need Romance writer, director reteam for cable youth romance
by | July 15, 2015 | 25 Comments
Min-ho, Park So-dam Another cable station is throwing its hat into the drama ring, and I’m a bit surprised to hear that it’s OnStyle, since that’s a channel that, as its name suggests, focuses on style, beauty, fashion, and the like. The drama is titled Because It’s the First Time and will be OnStyle’s very... More »


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Joo-won goes on the run for Yong-pal
by | July 14, 2015 | 56 Comments
Ah, it’s nice to have an intrigue-filled set of stills as our first look at a drama, and here we are with the promise of thrills for SBS’s upcoming melodrama Yong-pal. The series centers around a talented surgeon who takes illegal side jobs treating the rich in secret, operating under the code name Yong-pal, and... More »


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KBS announces global youth action romance Murim School
by | July 13, 2015 | 51 Comments
KBS has announced production of a new drama, Murim School, but what surprises me about the announcement isn’t its plot or subject material but the bold claims the broadcaster is putting forth, calling the series “killer content” that’ll usher in “a new Hallyu paradigm” to break the “stagnant drama market” out of its current plateau.... More »


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Time I’ve Loved You swaps writers (again)
by | July 13, 2015 | 130 Comments
I really wish I could be a fly on the wall behind the scenes of SBS’s weekend romance drama The Time I’ve Loved You, because there’s way more drama offscreen than there is on. The production has already had an eventful string of PD and writer changes before ever going on the air, and now... More »


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Suzy bows out of Cheese in the Trap
by | July 12, 2015 | 184 Comments
Can’t say I’m surprised that Suzy won’t be headlining the drama adaptation of Cheese in the Trap after all—not after the swift and loud netizen outcry to the initial announcement that she was considering. It’s funny how most of it was along the lines of We like Suzy, really we do, but please not this... More »


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News bites: July 12, 2015
by | July 12, 2015 | 22 Comments
Choi Siwon, Jo Soo-hyang SuJu’s Siwon is transforming himself into a producer. Together with EnterMedia Pictures, he’s secured the U.S. and Asian film rights to the 2011 webtoon Interview. EnterMedia Pictures was the company responsible for the U.S. remakes of You From Another Star and Good Doctor (though those projects were shelved or weren’t picked... More »


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Lee Sang-yoon courted for tvN rom-com Twenty Again
by | July 10, 2015 | 43 Comments
Oh, cute. I like the idea of a Choi Ji-woo–Lee Sang-yoon drama pairing. I mean, it’ll always be second in my heart to a Choi Ji-woo-Lee Seo-jin pairing, but they can make it up to us by dating in real life, right? Now that the new tvN romantic comedy Twenty Again has locked down Choi... More »


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Choi Ji-woo turns Twenty Again for tvN rom-com
by | July 9, 2015 | 53 Comments
Choi Ji-woo is strengthening her ties to cable station tvN (after participating in the most recent season of their marquee variety show, Grandpas Over Flowers), signing on to headline an upcoming drama with them, Twenty Again (literally, Twenty for the Second Time). The series is the one formerly titled Our Heaven, which first courted Go... More »


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Kim Min-jung to join Jang Hyuk in The Innkeeper
by | July 8, 2015 | 15 Comments
KBS’s new fall historical epic The Innkeeper is busy rolling out the casting offers: First up were Jang Hyuk (Shine or Go Crazy) and Han Chae-ah (Mi-rae’s Choice), who are still considering their headlining roles, and now Kim Min-jung (Gap-dong) is being courted to join them. I’ve never really loved Kim Min-jung in anything, especially... More »