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Drama Casting & News
Rain offered new afterlife drama Goodbye My Beloved
by | November 3, 2015 | 55 Comments
I can’t say I’m all that excited about a Rain drama comeback after his last show (the oh-so-forgettable She’s So Lovable), but at least the drama itself sounds interesting, which means it could potentially wipe the slate and make us actually forget that She’s So Lovable ever happened. The new series is called Goodbye My... More »

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Lee Sung-min returns to tvN to headline new drama Memory
by | November 3, 2015 | 54 Comments
They should just give Lee Sung-min his own parking space at tvN, don’tcha think? He and Sung Dong-il could high-five each other on their way in and out of the network’s high-profile shows. After starring in their 2014 mega-hit Misaeng, he’s returning to the cable network in 2016 to headline the new drama Memory, from... More »

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Secret writer returns with new melodrama
by | November 2, 2015 | 72 Comments
The writer of 2013’s hit melodrama Secret is coming back with a new drama, and if you liked Secret’s brand of addictive makjang (a heroine trampled by society who bounces back, a hero burning for revenge who falls in love with his target) you may also enjoy this new series, which sounds like it’s aiming... More »

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Ji Jin-hee, Lee Jia fall in love across time and in dreams for Snow Lotus
by | November 2, 2015 | 35 Comments
It’s only a two-episode drama, but SBS has announced an airdate later this month for Snow Lotus, a fantasy melodrama starring Ji Jin-hee (Blood, I Have a Lover) and Lee Jia (Thrice Married Woman) that traverses dreams and reality and apparently also the time-space continuum, since the love story incorporates a timeline a thousand years... More »

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Oh My Venus’s rain-soaked trainer, ex-boyfriend, and rival
by | November 2, 2015 | 79 Comments
I wish I knew what turned So Ji-sub into a sad rain-soaked puppy. I’m sure we could think up a few ways to make it all better. Here’s another batch of stills from the set of KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday romantic comedy Oh My Venus, starring Shin Mina as a lawyer who goes on a diet... More »

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Park Seo-joon, Go Ara, Park Hyung-shik courted for historical drama
by | November 2, 2015 | 71 Comments
My first thought with this casting news is, Wow, that’s a pretty cast, followed closely by, Please don’t be 50 episodes long. ‘Cause I want to be watching this drama if they get these actors to sign on. A new sageuk is in the works called Hwarang, about the young and beautiful Hwarang warriors of... More »

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News bites: November 1, 2015
by | November 1, 2015 | 74 Comments
Ji Chang-wook At a recent press conference for his new album, which drops mid-November, Ji Chang-wook announced that he’s making his singing debut in China. His management team, Glorious Entertainment, has partnered with China’s Bravo Music to promote and distribute Ji’s music in the country, and he’ll be kicking off a five-city concert tour in... More »

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Lee Young-ae and Song Seung-heon’s first stills for Saimdang
by | October 31, 2015 | 50 Comments
Cameras have technically been rolling since August, but here’s our first real peek at Saimdang, the Herstory, the new SBS biopic sageuk starring Lee Young-ae (Dae Jang Geum) in her long-awaited drama comeback as Shim Saimdang and Song Seung-heon (When a Man Loves) as the man who’s singularly devoted to her. It’s not much, but... More »

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Mom and dad spy hijinks for Sweet Savage Family’s first teaser
by | October 29, 2015 | 35 Comments
The first teaser is out for MBC’s new mob family comedy Sweet Savage Family, the drama spinoff of the comedy film franchise Marrying the Mafia. It stars Jung Jun-ho as a mob boss who runs a whole city’s underground, but gets treated like a second-class citizen in his own home. They’re definitely going for a... More »

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Answer Me 1994 meets Answer Me 1988
by | October 28, 2015 | 34 Comments
Oppa-yaaaaaa! Answer Me 1994’s Jung Woo and Go Ara made a surprise visit to the set of Answer Me 1988, which I hope means that we’ll be seeing a cameo from them in the newest installment of the series. Worlds would collide, given how many actors are in both shows, but that’s just the sort... More »

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Shin Mina, So Ji-sub weigh in on Oh My Venus
by | October 28, 2015 | 78 Comments
Ah, now we have a proper teaser for upcoming rom-com drama Oh My Venus (I don’t care what KBS says, this clip of a gym workout hardly counts), and it gives us a glimpse into the cute sparring dynamic between leads Shin Mina and So Ji-sub. I have to say, it looks adorable. I’m still... More »

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