Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Legal romance Woman With a Suitcase teases lighthearted laughs
by | September 12, 2016 | 21 Comments
Okay, so this cute romantic vibe in the first teaser is totally not what I expected for this drama, but I’ll take it. MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday legal drama Woman With a Suitcase comes from the writer of Gap-dong and was originally described as the story of a woman clawing her way back to success after... More »

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UEE offered leading role in upcoming MBC drama Night Light
by | September 12, 2016 | 55 Comments
Looks like MBC’s upcoming drama Night Light is ready to start casting: The latest news is that the drama production has an offer out to UEE (Marriage Contract) to headline. (As so often is the case, the initial report cited a broadcast source who stated that UEE would take the role, only to be swiftly... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Sept. 5-11, 2016
by | September 11, 2016 | 274 Comments
Now that shows are settling into their slots, we can get a bit of normalcy around these parts. It doesn’t mean that the numbers necessarily make sense, mind—but it means we should start being able to see patterns we couldn’t identify before. For instance, this is now the second week where Moonlight Drawn By Clouds... More »

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Slick shades and fab abs in new K2 teasers
by | September 10, 2016 | 104 Comments
Less than two weeks remain until Ji Chang-wook’s (Healer) bodyguard romance drama The K2 starts airing. I can’t believe it’s almost here, but at the same time, I can’t wait any longer! Good thing for us, tvN is great about keeping us on tenterhooks, and so they gave us a little something to tide us... More »

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News bites: September 10, 2016
by | September 10, 2016 | 33 Comments
Lee Sang-woo, Kim So-yeon Cute couple alert: Kim So-yeon and Lee Sang-woo have confirmed they are in the early stages of dating. The two contemporaries allegedly became close on the set of Happy Home. [Joongang] Chief Kim, the latest effort from writer Park Jae-bum (Good Doctor), was supposed to be the last Wednesday-Thursday KBS show... More »

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Chae Jung-ahn in talks to romance Park Sung-woong in Man to Man
by | September 9, 2016 | 36 Comments
Chae Jung-ahn (Entertainer) is in negotiations to be in Park Hae-jin’s (Cheese in the Trap) upcoming Man to Man. The JTBC action-thriller drama is centered around the mysterious bodyguard of a top celebrity. Park Hae-jin is set to play the secretive protector, and Park Sung-woong (Remember–Son’s War) will be his famous client, an actor who... More »

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Kim Ji-hoon joins The Man Living in Our House as Su Ae’s boyfriend
by | September 9, 2016 | 45 Comments
Aw, Kim Ji-hoon (Jang Bori Is Here) is reuniting with the writer of Flower Boy Next Door — he’s signed on to join her new drama, the upcoming KBS rom-com The Man Living in Our House. I loved him in that quirky series as the shy artist neighbor with no game, and it’s a nice... More »

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Oh Hae-young PD and Marriage Not Dating writer reunite for Sensitive Boss
by | September 8, 2016 | 64 Comments
Marriage Not Dating’s writer Joo Hwa-mi and its PD Song Hyun-wook are reuniting for a new drama to be aired next year, tentatively titled Sensitive Boss. When tvN rom-com Marriage Not Dating originally aired in 2014, it became the highest-rated cable drama of its time slot, recording up to 3% viewership despite not having much... More »

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Kim Dong-joon lines up starring roles in web series and KBS daily drama
by | September 8, 2016 | 14 Comments
Actor and ZE:A idol member Kim Dong-joon (Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho) has been cast as the lead in two new projects: web drama series Happy Hostage and KBS daily drama I Still Love You. The screenplay of Happy Hostage (originally titled Mak Cha Jeon) was awarded the grand prize at the 2014 National Institute of... More »

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KBS in talks to extend Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | September 8, 2016 | 208 Comments
(Did I just hear a chorus of “Noooooooooo”s when you all read that headline? Followed by gnashing of teeth and angry mouse-clicking?) Cheerful, youth-driven romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is dramaland’s latest breakout hit, and it’s a show that delights me every episode so I’m thrilled to see it getting a lot of love.... More »