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Healer PD helms new sageuk romance project Seven Day Queen
by | March 16, 2017 | 66 Comments
PD Lee Jung-sub, who helmed Ji Chang-wook’s action thriller Healer and Park Shin-yang’s underdog legal drama Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho, is returning with a new project called Seven Day Queen. He left KBS last August, and this will be his first project working at Monster Union, a content production group. The drama Seven Day Queen... More »


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Ghost agent Park Hae-jin moves throughout Hungary in new Man to Man teaser
by | March 16, 2017 | 30 Comments
Upcoming JTBC Friday-Saturday drama Man to Man recently released a new character teaser of Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap). It definitely has more of a Mission Impossible vibe than the previous teaser, which was reminiscent of older James Bond films. Park Hae-jin stars as an elite secret agent who somehow ends up undercover as... More »


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KBS variety drama The Best Hit casts Yoon Shi-yoon, Kim Min-jae
by | March 16, 2017 | 54 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon (Mirror of the Witch) in a comedy? I’m in! Casting is officially underway for KBS’s new variety drama The Best Hit, the station’s second attempt at the mixed-format drama after 2015’s The Producers. Chief producer Seo Soo-min, who helmed The Producers (at least at the start), is attempting to revive the format and... More »


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Han Ji-min considers Beware This Woman, Ji Chang-wook confirms
by | March 16, 2017 | 167 Comments
Lee Sung-kyung (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju) is officially out of the running for SBS’s new drama Beware This Woman, which is now courting Han Ji-min (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) to star. That puts her potentially opposite Ji Chang-wook (The K2), who has just confirmed that he will be taking the leading man role.... More »


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SNSD’s Seohyun lands lead role in weekend drama Thief-nom, Thief-nim
by | March 15, 2017 | 57 Comments
SNSD’s Seohyun (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) has confirmed her next acting role as the lead in MBC’s 50-episode weekender Thief-nom, Thief-nim (the nom in the title is a pejorative suffix, while nim is honorific). According to the synopsis, it’s about a collective of thieves that are a thorn in the side of the hidden... More »
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JTBC opens its doors to short-run dramas
by | March 15, 2017 | 23 Comments
Cable station JTBC is branching out in its programming, and has announced plans to add short-run dramas to its offerings in the near future. According to a source with the station, JTBC is currently in the planning stages, and while it has not decided on scheduling, its goal is to broadcast them sometime this year.... More »


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Misunderstanding leads to inspiration in The Liar and His Lover
by | March 14, 2017 | 122 Comments
More teasers for upcoming youth music rom-com The Liar and His Lover have been released including a seven-minute highlight teaser, and they definitely flesh out more detail about the story, which is based on the Japanese manga Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru. Lee Hyun-woo (Moorim School) plays the titular liar and Red Velvet’s Joy plays... More »


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Lee Sang-yoon gets lured to the dark side in Whisper
by | March 14, 2017 | 25 Comments
It’s Lee Sang-yoon’s turn to get a character teaser for SBS’s new legal thriller Whisper, the latest outing from the writer-director team behind Punch, in which Lee plays a righteous judge who hates nepotism and corruption and backdoor deals… until one day he finds himself making that same amoral choice he was always against. It’s... More »


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Go Ah-sung livens up the company meeting in Radiant Office posters
by | March 13, 2017 | 28 Comments
Two new posters for upcoming workplace comedy Radiant Office have been released. This MBC drama about grabbing a second chance at life stars Go Ah-sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine) as a probationary employee and Ha Suk-jin (1% of Anything) as her ill-tempered supervisor. It follows Go Ah-sung as she adopts a new attitude towards... More »


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Mysterious dots and missing bodies in OCN’s Tunnel teaser
by | March 13, 2017 | 25 Comments
A new teaser has been released for OCN’s upcoming time-slip cop procedural Tunnel. It’s about a homicide detective from 1986 who goes through a tunnel, and realizes that he’s traveled through time to 2017. But the murder suspect he was investigating in his own time is still at large in the present. Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride... More »