Archive for the ‘Drama Casting & News’ Category

Drama Casting & News
tvN’s Liar Game remake confirms and adds to cast
by | September 17, 2014 | 27 Comments
Cha Soo-yeon, Lee Shi-hoo The main lineup for tvN’s remake of the Japanese drama Liar Game has been settled, with Lee Sang-yoon, Kim So-eun, and Shin Sung-rok signing on (which we’d heard about when the actors were still in the consideration stage). Now the show has confirmed several more members who are joining its supporting... More »


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Baek Jin-hee cast opposite Choi Jin-hyuk in Pride and Prejudice
by | September 17, 2014 | 43 Comments
It looks like there’s been a complete casting overhaul for MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday legal drama Pride and Prejudice, with Choi Jin-hyuk (Fated To Love You) up to star as the leading man after Daniel Choi was courted; now Baek Jin-hee (Triangle) is being wooed to play the heroine after Kim Ah-joong was offered the role.... More »


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Lineup confirmed for weekend underdog drama Legendary Witch
by | September 16, 2014 | 19 Comments
The lineup is complete for MBC’s upcoming Legendary Witch, and while it’s pretty much the lineup that had been previously mentioned, we now have a more complete picture of the “witches” of the title. That refers to the four women who serve prison time together for various crimes, who then set up a bakery together... More »


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Lee Shi-young and Uhm Tae-woong get hitched for Valid Love
by | September 16, 2014 | 49 Comments
Confirmations are in for the cast of tvN’s fall Monday-Tuesday drama Valid Love, with Uhm Tae-woong (Could We Love) playing the leading man as expected, while the heroine will be played by Lee Shi-young (Golden Cross), rather than Han Ji-min, who was courted earlier. Now that it’s going to be Lee Shi-young and Uhm Tae-woong,... More »


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Choi Jin-hyuk up to play legal whiz in Pride and Prejudice
by | September 16, 2014 | 73 Comments
Daniel Choi was the name first bandied about to headline the legal drama Pride and Prejudice (which would have reteamed him with the writer of School 2013), but now it’s Choi Jin-hyuk (Fated To Love You, Emergency Couple) in talks to step into the lead’s shoes instead. Some stories state that he’s confirmed while others... More »


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Oh Snap! Shim Eun-kyung is Nae-il (aka Nodame)
by | September 15, 2014 | 57 Comments
I have a (sinking?) feeling that KBS’s Cantabile Tomorrow is just going to release one or two character stills at a time, for days, weeks, until it finally premieres next month when we’ll all be fatigued over all the pre-show hype. But… on the other hand, what am I gonna do, NOT post the latest... More »


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Healer’s cast lineup and first script reading
by | September 15, 2014 | 31 Comments
Let’s check in with KBS’s Healer, which won’t premiere for several months yet but which recently held its cast script reading at the KBS annex in Seoul, featuring the cast led by headliners Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young, and Yoo Ji-tae. So far I only have an inchoate idea of what the central story will be,... More »


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Dr. Frost gets his leading ladies
by | September 15, 2014 | 29 Comments
Now that cable network OCN’s new psychological crime procedural Dr. Frost has its hero in Song Chang-eui (Thrice Married Woman), it’s time to give the genius a team (of lesser geniuses). The show went on a casting spree, and secured Lee Yoon-ji (King’s Family) and Jung Eun-chae (Fatal Encounter) to play his coworkers and romantic... More »


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Joo-won takes up the conductor’s baton for Cantabile Tomorrow
by | September 14, 2014 | 67 Comments
Here we go, our first look at Joo-won in character for Cantabile Tomorrow, the Nodame Cantabile remake. I’m still holding off on making judgments on liking/hating the remake, but I’m allowing myself to feel cautiously hopeful, and I do feel like Joo-won looks the part of the hero, Cha Yoo-jin (Chiaki of the original). Not... More »


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Korean remake of Liar Game lines up its cast of liars and swindlers
by | September 12, 2014 | 97 Comments
Here’s an interesting possible lineup: Lee Sang-yoon (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), Kim So-eun (Horse Healer), and Shin Sung-rok (You From Another Star) are all currently in talks to star in tvN’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Liar Game. Liar Game is a remake of a Japanese drama of the same name, itself an adaptation of a manga,... More »


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Newsroom drama Pinocchio secures rookie reporter cast
by | September 12, 2014 | 138 Comments
We’ve finally got a lineup for upcoming SBS newsroom drama Pinocchio, and there aren’t any big surprises or shakeups. Park Shin-hye (Heirs) was first to confirm the offer, and now Lee Jong-seok (Doctor Stranger), Lee Yubi (Gu Family Book), and Kim Young-kwang (Plus Nine Boys) have officially signed on. Of course I’M terribly excited that... More »