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Drama Casting & News
Longing stares and lunar eclipses for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
by | August 17, 2016 | 61 Comments
New posters! Lee Jun-ki (Scholar Who Walks the Night) stares longingly at IU (The Producers) in this poster for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo, and then switches to a jealous sidelong glance in the one below, which also features Kang Haneul (Misaeng).... More »

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Park Eun-bin to take leading role in weekend MBC drama
by | August 17, 2016 | 35 Comments
Actress Park Eun-bin (Age of Youth) will take a leading role in the new MBC weekend drama Father, I’ll Take Care of You, the drama that previously cast Lee Soo-kyung (My Little Baby, Let’s Eat) and Kim Jae-won (Hwajeong, Scandal). Father, I Will Take Care of You is about an empty nest couple eager to... More »

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Woman With a Suitcase takes off with first script read
by | August 16, 2016 | 24 Comments
The first script reading for MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Woman With a Suitcase took place last week, and the four-hour session reportedly went by very smoothly. There are many experienced actors on this cast, but I’m especially looking forward to the onscreen chemistry between the two main leads, Choi Ji-woo (Twenty Again) and Joo Jin-mo... More »

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MBC’s Star of the Universe finds its star in EXO’s Suho
by | August 16, 2016 | 46 Comments
I guess when you’re casting a show called Star of the Universe, it’s only fitting to cast EXO’s Suho; the name of the hugely popular boy group was taken from the word “exoplanet” after all, and Suho may know a thing or two about being a star. MBC is currently working on part one of... More »

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Last, Time of Dog and Wolf writer returns with Night Light
by | August 16, 2016 | 18 Comments
It’s funny how much it matters how you frame information: When you tell me that the writer of well-received thrillers Time of Dog and Wolf and Last is coming back with a new drama, I get excited; then you tell me that the writer of disappointing historical shows Dr. Jin and Road No. 1 is... More »

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Yoo Seung-ho courted to become fantasy sageuk prince
by | August 16, 2016 | 53 Comments
Woohoo, now I don’t have to be sad anymore that Yoo Seung-ho (Remember–Son’s War) turned down the drama adaptation of The Man Living in Our House, because this is much, MUCH better: He’s currently considering an offer to headline a new fantasy sageuk called Ruler–Master of the Mask as a prince who battles injustice. Oh... More »

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Shin joins the con artists in Legend of the Blue Sea
by | August 15, 2016 | 25 Comments
Another addition has been announced for fantasy-romance Legend of the Blue Sea, one of the big buzz projects of the fall season, which stars Jeon Ji-hyun (You From Another Star) and Lee Min-ho (Heirs). It’s been a couple years since I’ve seen Cross Gene idol-actor Shin (Shin Won-ho) onscreen (in 2012’s Big), and now he’s... More »

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Scarlet Heart’s princes share bath time, games, and a lady love
by | August 15, 2016 | 209 Comments
They bathe together? Did Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo turn into fanfic when I wasn’t looking? The second teaser is out for the upcoming SBS fantasy saguek, which is turning out to be fantasy in more ways than one: Our 21st-century heroine gets transported to Goryeo, where a ginormous family of beautiful princes seems to... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Aug. 8-14, 2016
by | August 14, 2016 | 250 Comments
The Olympic pre-emptions continued this week, wreaking schedule havoc not only on the weekend circuit, but in the primetime slots as well. The absence of competition from KBS at the beginning of the week seems to have only helped Doctors, which finally managed to break that coveted 20% mark. Not that Beautiful Mind took a... More »

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Three’s a crowd in SBS rom-com Jealousy Incarnate
by | August 13, 2016 | 86 Comments
Jealousy is one thing that looks great on Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess), unlike his misguided attempt at a mustache. As if a jealous Jo Jung-seok and the famous Gongvley charm wasn’t enough incentive to get us to tune in, SBS has just released a new teaser, beginning the countdown till the first broadcast of... More »

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