Archive for the ‘Drama Casting & News’ Category

Drama Casting & News
Misaeng’s posters bring webtoon characters to life
by | October 2, 2014 | 24 Comments
Here’s a set of drama posters you don’t see every day. The new tvN workplace drama Misaeng (Incomplete Life) is an adaptation of a beloved webtoon with a huge following, and the show commissioned the original creator (writer and artist) Yoon Tae-ho to design the drama’s posters. Each of the main actors is featured in... More »


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Shin Ha-kyun to star in young-again fantasy drama Mr. Baek
by | October 2, 2014 | 32 Comments
Huh, this is an interesting casting direction. The young-again grandpa body-swap comedy Mr. Baek has now found a home at MBC, and the series must’ve gone through some significant changes since we first heard about it. Namely, the hero casting trajectory went: Ji Chang-wook, Kim Nam-gil (who turned the project down early on in favor... More »


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Liar Game’s naive heroine, shrewd lifeline, and mysterious gamemaster
by | October 2, 2014 | 50 Comments
Here we have our first teaser for tvN’s remake of Japanese drama Liar Game, which, in the way of all tvN previews, is short but stylish. It’s more of a conceptual teaser than a plot-based one, but gets across the premise neatly: There’s a game involving money that requires you to abandon all trust in... More »


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2014 Korea Drama Awards
by | October 1, 2014 | 189 Comments
The Korea Drama Awards (part of the two-week Korea Drama Festival that kicked off today) isn’t one of the bigger award ceremonies around, but being that it’s drama-focused and inclusive of both broadcast and cable programs, it’s worth a look—even if the winners list does seem rather scattershot. The awards ceremony was held in the... More »


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Birth of a Beauty adds Wang Ji-hye, Han Sang-jin
by | October 1, 2014 | 11 Comments
With its leads in place, new SBS weekend drama Birth of a Beauty is starting to line up the rest of its cast, beginning with Wang Ji-hye, who’s making a return to weekends not long after her last drama Hotel King, and Han Sang-jin, who was last in the revenge drama Big Man. I’m pretty... More »


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The laughter begins in Cantabile Tomorrow’s second teaser
by | September 30, 2014 | 56 Comments
Not that I was worried, but I’m glad that this show intends to be funny. The first teaser for KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Cantabile Tomorrow was more lyrical and contemplative, but the second teaser brings out more of the bubbly feel I expect from the drama. There’s always the risk of the comedy going too... More »


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Han Ye-seul, Joo Sang-wook confirm Birth of a Beauty
by | September 29, 2014 | 56 Comments
It took three years, but Han Ye-seul (Myung-wol the Spy) will be making her dramaland comeback this fall in the new SBS weekend drama Birth of a Beauty. She and Joo Sang-wook (Sly and Single Again) have confirmed that they’ll be headlining the series, about an ajumma who sheds weight, gets plastic surgery, and becomes... More »


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First run-ins and script reads for Pride and Prejudice
by | September 29, 2014 | 28 Comments
Filming has commenced on MBC’s legal-themed drama Pride and Prejudice, as you can see from these stills of leads Choi Jin-hyuk and Baek Jin-hee in their first shoots for the series. The scene pictured actually takes place five years before the characters’ official meeting, in which prosecutor Choi Jin-hyuk and student Baek Jin-hee have a... More »


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Counting down to the weekend with Misaeng
by | September 29, 2014 | 29 Comments
The teasers for Misaeng continue to be relatably funny, as you can see in two more previews featuring two of its leads, Im Shi-wan and Kang So-ra. The story depicts the lives of ordinary office workers encountering everyday conflicts and foibles, and the original Misaeng manhwa was a hit with twenty- and thirtysomething office workers... More »


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Seo Joon-young joins King’s Face as face-reading fortuneteller
by | September 26, 2014 | 19 Comments
Agh, Seo Joon-young (Secret Door) as the face reader? And with Seo In-gook (High School King of Savvy) as the king? Great, now I HAVE to watch this drama. Maybe it’ll even cure my heartache over Seo Joon-young’s role in Secret Door? (…Or maybe I don’t want a cure! *WAILS*) The actor has now signed... More »


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Surplus Princess cut down to 10 episodes
by | September 26, 2014 | 129 Comments
Sad news for fans of Surplus Princess: The silly tvN comedy about a mermaid who joins the human realm to find love has just gotten a cut-down in episode count. Planned for 14 episodes originally, it’ll now end with 10 instead, wrapping up its run early next month. That’s a pretty sudden decision, especially since... More »