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Cuddles and fights in Hwarang’s lighthearted second teaser
by | November 29, 2016 | 98 Comments
Every time I see new promo material for KBS’s youth sageuk Hwarang, it switches gears on me—the posters seemed light and fluffy, the first teaser seemed earnest and at least trying to be serious, and the second teaser is totally goofy and slapstick. I wasn’t quite expecting this kind of humor, but at least now... More »

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’90s sitcom Three Men, Three Women gets the remake treatment
by | November 28, 2016 | 20 Comments
MBC is making a new sitcom, titled Unusual Men and Women, and it’s notable because it’ll be a remake of Korea’s very first youth sitcom, Three Men, Three Women, which explored love and friendship in a boardinghouse where a sundry group of people lived. It was a new, fun format for Korean television at the... More »

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Relaxed smiles on the set of JTBC’s Man to Man
by | November 28, 2016 | 55 Comments
Promo materials remain scarce for JTBC’s Man to Man, but I’m happy to see two of its leads smiling in these latest photos from the drama’s shoots. It’s been filming for weeks now (it began production in mid-October), but since it’ll be a pre-produced drama that airs next year, it seems to be taking its... More »

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Suzy confirms supernatural romance While You Were Sleeping
by | November 28, 2016 | 408 Comments
It’s official: Suzy (Uncontrollably Fond) has signed on to star opposite Lee Jong-seok (W–Two Worlds) in the new drama While You Were Sleeping, from hit writer Park Hye-ryun of Pinocchio, I Hear Your Voice, and Dream High. The supernatural romance has also found a home at SBS, and PD Oh Choong-hwan of SBS’s medical romance... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Nov. 21-27, 2016
by | November 27, 2016 | 146 Comments
Surprisingly, Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim might reach the coveted 20% mark before Legend of the Blue Sea—granted, the two shows air on different days, but it’s pretty interesting to see a quirky medical romcom(?) pull in higher numbers overall than the insanely hyped and star-studded mermaid drama over on SBS. I could be comparing apples... More »

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Solomon’s Perjury gets author’s stamp of approval in new teaser
by | November 26, 2016 | 25 Comments
Bestselling Japanese novelist Miyabe Miyuki (Crossfire, Kasha) shows her excitement for the Korean adaptation of Solomon’s Perjury in the latest teaser. The upcoming JTBC drama is based on her mystery-thriller book by the same name. With a fascinating plot about the mysterious death of a high school student and a cast of promising teen actors,... More »

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News bites: November 26, 2016
by | November 26, 2016 | 31 Comments
L Call me the hope-slayer: L (The Time I’ve Loved You) has confirmed his role as a “fake king” in Ruler—Master of the Mask. Born a commoner but with genius intellect, his character learns to read from Kim So-hyun and eventually becomes the stand-in for Yoo Seung-ho’s king. The political sageuk melodrama will air on... More »

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Go Ara scribbles away in Hwarang still cuts
by | November 25, 2016 | 14 Comments
Let’s be thankful this holiday season because soon it’ll be raining pretty men. KBS youth sageuk Hwarang, a coming-of-age historical drama set in the Silla kingdom 1500 years ago, premieres this December and they’re revving up for it with a flurry of promo activities. Flowery posters and the official teaser just came out this month,... More »

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Love in the time of immortality in the Goblin
by | November 25, 2016 | 130 Comments
We’ve got a lengthy teaser out for tvN’s upcoming fantasy romance The Lonely Shining Goblin, and it is epic, to say the least. I thought I was watching the trailer to a mega-budget movie. Gong Yoo (Big) plays the titular goblin who’s lived for thousands of years. He survived bloody sword battles that took place... More »

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Cast takes a trip to the emergency call center for OCN’s Voice
by | November 24, 2016 | 11 Comments
Actors Lee Hana (Unkind Woman) and Yesung (Awl) of OCN’s upcoming crime thriller Voice stopped by an emergency call center in Incheon to acclimate themselves with the unique environment and prepare for their roles as police call center dispatchers. Lee Hana headlines the drama with Jang Hyuk (Beautiful Mind), taking on the roles of Kang... More »