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Seo Joon-young joins tvN rom-com Superdaddy Yeol
by | February 2, 2015 | 16 Comments
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Will you ever get the girl, Seo Joon-young? The main cast has been assembled for tvN’s newest drama Superdaddy Yeol, the heartwarming romantic comedy about a single mother who has one year left to live and spends it turning her ex-boyfriend into A-plus daddy material for her nine-year-old daughter.... More »


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News bites: January 31, 2015
by | January 31, 2015 | 93 Comments
Bae Suzy (Gu Family Book) has politely declined Girl Who Sees Smells, citing scheduling conflicts and Miss A’s comeback as the reasons for turning down the role of the character who literally has the ability to see odors. Park Yoochun (Three Days) is still considering the role of the man who became a cop after... More »


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Three Days writer returns with Memories of Murder-inspired thriller
by | January 30, 2015 | 15 Comments
Writer Kim Eun-hee of thrillers Three Days, Sign, and Ghost is heading back to SBS with a new drama titled Signal (a working title), which is in planning for a broadcast later this summer. This drama is reported to be a reworking of the much-lauded Bong Joon-ho film Memories of Murder. Wait, wasn’t that already... More »


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Kim Jae-won goes up against Cha Seung-won in MBC’s Hwajeong
by | January 30, 2015 | 31 Comments
This historical epic is assembling a pretty epic cast: MBC’s new sweeping sageuk Hwajeong (short for Splendid Politics) already has the likes of Cha Seung-won, Lee Sung-min, and Lee Yeon-hee onboard, and now Kim Jae-won (Scandal) is joining them to play Cha Seung-won’s rival. I know, who in his right mind would rival Cha Seung-won?... More »


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Couple hearts and thumbs-up for Ho-gu’s Love press conference
by | January 29, 2015 | 37 Comments
The first word that comes to mind whenever I see anything about this drama is cute, and all its attendant synonyms. For our sake I hope Ho-gu’s Love, tvN’s latest rom-com set to premiere in another two weeks, is as peppy and fun as it appears, because it seems like a quirky and upbeat show... More »


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I Heard it Through the Grapevine confirms leading cast
by | January 29, 2015 | 61 Comments
It looks like everything’s in place for our uber-rich family to mix it up with the hoi polloi in the scandal of the season — at least that’s what we’re told will happen in SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama I Heard it Through the Grapevine, the new project from PD Ahn Pan-seok and writer Jung Sung-joo... More »


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Sequels pushed for TEN, Vampire Prosecutor, but look to spinoff series instead
by | January 28, 2015 | 41 Comments
So, good news and bad news about two of OCN’s highly anticipated sequels. In light of the movement on OCN’s upcoming thriller Special Missing Persons Task Force M (or just M), with casting proceeding with Kim Kang-woo, Park Hee-soon, and Jo Boa, the cable station has announced that Special Affairs Team TEN won’t get its... More »


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Jo Boa cast as Kim Kang-woo’s leading lady in Missing Persons Task Force
by | January 28, 2015 | 28 Comments
This is quite the departure for Jo Boa — the relative newbie who starred in Shut Up: Flower Boy Band and Surplus Princess is tackling a much grittier project in the new year. She’ll be joining OCN’s upcoming crime procedural Special Missing Persons Task Force M, opposite the antagonistic detective duo played by Kim Kang-woo... More »


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Baro turns bad boy for Angry Mom
by | January 28, 2015 | 42 Comments
Aw, but Baro is so sweet! How will he play a bad boy? I guess after playing a sweet wallflower in Answer Me 1994 and a sweet kid with a learning disability in God’s Gift–14 Days, it’s time for him to switch it up as an actor? Whether he can pull it off remains to... More »


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Yoo Ah-in to bring Dr. Frankenstein back to life?
by | January 27, 2015 | 75 Comments
Oh, well I was sad about Kim Soo-hyun turning down the new drama Dr. Frankenstein, which seemed to leave the production dead in the water without a broadcaster. But now news is stirring that Yoo Ah-in (Secret Love Affair) is up for the leading role. It’s only an early offer, but if he takes it,... More »
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Swearing goddesses and bashful fools for Ho-gu’s Love
by | January 26, 2015 | 57 Comments
Promo materials continue to look adorable for tvN’s upcoming romantic comedy Ho-gu’s Love, a show that totally appeals to me because I do love the alpha-girl-and-beta-male dynamic, and the Ho-gu of this series (played by Choi Woo-shik) is about as beta as you get. (His name literally means dummy!) It’s not that beta males are... More »