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Drama Casting & News
Marrying the Mafia drama adaptation Sweet Family lines up cast
by | September 10, 2015 | 17 Comments
Jung Jun-ho, Moon Jung-hee, Jung Woong-in There hasn’t been much movement on the drama adaptation of the comedy film franchise Marrying the Mafia since it was first announced as a possiblity, but now it has a new title and a confirmed timeslot, and is back to casting. The drama previously known as The Man With... More »

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Secrets burned and buried in The Village
by | September 10, 2015 | 47 Comments
Ooh, it’s eerie. I like eerie. SBS’s The Village: Secret of Achiara has released its first teaser, and it’s shrouded in mystery and tension, with a lot of furtive looks by Moon Geun-young in the lead role. It starts off boldly, with Moon burning a newspaper article that describes the death of a family in... More »

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Seo Ye-ji, VIXX’s Hongbin for youth drama Murim School
by | September 10, 2015 | 120 Comments
Seo Ye-ji (Last, Superdaddy Yeol) and VIXX’s Hongbin (Feel-Good Day) are the latest additions to KBS’s “global campus youth action romance drama” Murim School. The series was initially courting Lee Hyun-woo and Yook Sung-jae to headline, but as we know, Yook Sung-jae has already moved on to SBS’s Village instead. There’s still no official word... More »

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Kim Ji-suk coaches the cheer squad for Sassy, Go Go
by | September 9, 2015 | 20 Comments
A high school drama’s gotta have teachers, and KBS’s Sassy, Go Go has lined up their faculty with the casting of Kim Ji-suk (Unkind Women), In Kyo-jin (Birth of a Beauty, Gu-am Heo Jun), and Lee Mi-do (Mr. Baek, Mi-rae’s Choice) as teachers, and Park Hae-mi (A Daughter Just Like You, School 2013) as the... More »

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Assembling the rescue squad for D-Day
by | September 9, 2015 | 31 Comments
There isn’t much in the way of plot or character information that I can add for JTBC’s disaster-action-thriller drama D-Day, since we’ve already outlined the crucial points: Yup, still about an earthquake that hits Seoul, and yup, still about the emergency medics who are mobilized in the aftermath. So maybe these promo posters and stills... More »

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The dragons take flight
by | September 9, 2015 | 35 Comments
Well that was fast. I asked for a teaser with Kim Myung-min and Yoo Ah-in in the same frame, and it’s here. I would also like a billion dollars and a pony, just in case that works. The latest teaser for SBS’s sageuk epic Six Flying Dragons is out, and it features the long-awaited meeting... More »

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First script reading for Village: Secret of Achiara
by | September 8, 2015 | 57 Comments
The cast of SBS’s upcoming Village: Secret of Achiara assembled for its first script reading on Friday, starting with our main lead, Moon Geun-young (above), who’ll be the driving force behind investigating the central mystery. We’ve got a pretty sizable ensemble in play, with the drama featuring a number of diverse characters who populate the... More »

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Everybody confirms joining Sassy, Go Go, including Ji-soo
by | September 8, 2015 | 75 Comments
Oh thank goodness. I was really bummed for a minute there, when it seemed there was no space left in the cast of Sassy, Go Go for Ji-soo (Angry Mom), but he has now confirmed, as long as rest of the previously reported contenders. It’s kind of anti-climactic to have a whole round of confirmations... More »

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Character teaser roll call for all Six Flying Dragons
by | September 8, 2015 | 70 Comments
Kim Myung-min! Here’s the Six Flying Dragons teaser I’ve been waiting for. The first teaser gave us a glimpse of Yoo Ah-in as future King Taejong of Joseon, and now we have character teasers for the five other “dragons” who will help shape the fate of the nation. (You can skip the first half of... More »

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Lee Soo-hyuk courted to join OCN’s Neighborhood Hero
by | September 8, 2015 | 47 Comments
Park Shi-hoo’s comeback drama Neighborhood Hero has an offer out to Lee Soo-hyuk (Scholar Who Walks the Night, Valid Love) to join the cast, and for now he’s in the “considering it” stage. The offer is reportedly for a leading role, but sadly there seem to be no details about what character he’s up to... More »

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Jo Jin-woong to reunite with Lee Je-hoon in tvN’s Signal
by | September 7, 2015 | 19 Comments
It’s been nearly two years since Jo Jin-woong (Assassination) last took a break from films to do a drama (the melodrama Full Sun with Yoon Kye-sang), but it looks he might be returning next year in tvN’s new crime thriller Signal. The latest drama from PD Kim Won-seok (Misaeng) and writer Kim Eun-hee (Sign, Three... More »