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Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 23, 2016
by | January 23, 2016 | 52 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon Hooray! Yoon Shi-yoon (Prime Minister and I) will be released from military service (in the Marine Corps, no less) on January 27. His contract with his current agency, Taxi Entertainment, is expiring and the press is anticipating that he’ll branch off on his own. While I might side-eye others starting up their own agency,... More »


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Oh Ji-ho, Park Ha-sun up to headline My Little Baby
by | January 22, 2016 | 21 Comments
With Kang Ji-hwan recently signing on to MBC melodrama Monster, the other MBC drama he had been considering, My Little Baby, has had to look elsewhere for its hero. Now it has confirmed securing Oh Ji-ho (Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong, Maids) for the lead, while Park Ha-sun (Temptation) is currently being mentioned as a potential co-star.... More »


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Cast lineup confirmed for youth romance Cinderella and the Four Knights
by | January 22, 2016 | 59 Comments
Jung Il-woo, Park So-dam, Ahn Jae-hyun Sohn Na-eun, Lee Jung-shin, Choi Min With a few more additions, the main cast members have been secured for the new teen romance drama Cinderella and the Four Knights, the series formerly called You’re the First that was courting Jung Il-woo (Records of a Night Watchman), Ahn Jae-hyun (Blood),... More »


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MBC melo Monster secures Kang Ji-hwan to headline
by | January 21, 2016 | 76 Comments
Ah, this casting makes more sense: Kang Ji-hwan (Big Man) is now confirmed as the leading man in MBC’s upcoming 50-episode melodrama Monster (formerly titled Tyrant), while relative newcomer Seo Kang-joon (Cheese in the Trap) is no longer in consideration for the show. It seemed so strange to have a young rookie like Seo being... More »


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Lee Min-ho courted by City Hunter PD, You From Another Star writer
by | January 21, 2016 | 214 Comments
Aaaaaaah! I don’t want to count chickens before they’ve hatched because I’m sure Lee Min-ho (Heirs) gets offers to come back to dramaland five times a day, but he’s currently entertaining an offer to headline writer Park Ji-eun’s next drama. He’s not likely to turn down a reunion with his beloved City Hunter PD Jin... More »


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Escape from the afterlife train in Come Back Ajusshi’s first teaser
by | January 20, 2016 | 46 Comments
Here’s our first peek at SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Come Back Ajusshi (formerly called Goodbye My Beloved), the “human fantasy comedy” about two ajusshis who get the chance to come back from the dead and tend to some unfinished business by possessing the bodies of Rain (She’s So Lovable) and Oh Yeon-seo (Shine or Go... More »


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Lee Ki-kwang, Lee Yeol-eum to play leads’ teen years in MBC’s Monster
by | January 20, 2016 | 54 Comments
Wait, what? You’re going to cast Lee Ki-kwang, born in 1990, as the teenage version of Seo Kang-joon, born in 1993? I’m no math expert, but that seems wrong. MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Monster still hasn’t confirmed its leads — offers are out to Hwang Jung-eum (She Was Pretty) and Seo Kang-joon (Cheese in the... More »


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Jang Nara’s faux ’90s idol group for One More Happy Ending
by | January 19, 2016 | 89 Comments
This show’s teasers haven’t really wowed me, but this one cracks me up. MBC’s new romantic comedy One More Happy Ending premieres tomorrow, and the latest teaser is a fake music video for the ’90s idol girl group that our leading characters were a part of. Our four leading ladies are Jang Nara, Yoo Inna,... More »


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Yoon Sang-hyun, Lee Yo-won up for quirky JTBC rom-com
by | January 18, 2016 | 27 Comments
JTBC has announced a new drama in the works, as well as two stars in contention to headline it, Yoon Sang-hyun (Gap-dong) and Lee Yo-won (Empire of Gold): The show is titled (something like) Hot Temper and Nam Jung-ki, but I have to warn you that I’m not a hundred percent on that because the... More »


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Kang So-ra considers human drama Neighborhood Lawyer with Park Shin-yang
by | January 18, 2016 | 26 Comments
Ooh, I’m suddenly more interested in this drama: She may have turned down Rain’s fantasy-melo drama Come Back, Ajusshi, but it looks like we’ll get another chance to see Kang So-ra (Warm and Cozy) back on TV with the upcoming drama Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho. The lead role was offered to Park Shin-yang (Sign) back... More »


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