Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 2-8, 2016
by | January 8, 2017 | 117 Comments
There’s no end to how high Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim can go, it seems, with the show reaching an all-time series high of 25.1% this week. Despite the stiff competition, Hwarang carved out a solid 8.0% for itself, and continues to do fairly well week to week. Poor Night Light still remains in last place... More »


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News bites: January 7, 2017
by | January 7, 2017 | 46 Comments
The King Loves The cast of The King Loves held their first script read, and co-stars Hong Jong-hyun, Yoon-ah, and Im Shi-wan posed cutely for the camera. Each cast member began by speaking briefly of their hopes for the drama, and Jung Bo-seok drew laughs by acknowledging his physical resemblance to Im. Jung said, “After... More »


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Park Jin-hee, Jo Hyun-jae courted for new drama Housewife Detective
by | January 6, 2017 | 20 Comments
A new drama called Housewife Detective is in the works, and these four actors have reportedly received offers to star and are positively considering: Park Jin-hee (Oh My Geum-bi), 2PM’s Chansung (Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki), Jo Hyun-jae (Yong-pal), and Hong Su-ah (Malice). Written by Park Eun-young (Hwarang) and Park Hee-kwon (Flu), with PD Han... More »


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Mystery, fright, and island life for Missing 9 castaways
by | January 5, 2017 | 42 Comments
The more I see Jung Kyung-ho’s (One More Happy Ending) brassy orange hair, the more I think I like it — doesn’t it kind of remind you of wet golden retriever fur? The latest round of stills and the promo poster for MBC’s Missing 9 show all our survivors with their tresses on point —... More »


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Webtoon adaptation Love Alarm to be Netflix’s first original Korean drama
by | January 5, 2017 | 119 Comments
We’ve heard some rumblings of Netflix getting into the Korean drama game with Signal writer Kim Eun-hee’s next drama Kingdom, but the first official original Korean drama series from the online streaming platform has been announced as an adaptation of the webtoon Love Alarm. The popular youth romance webtoon is about a fantasy phone app... More »


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Ji Sung is the best dad ever in new Defendant stills
by | January 4, 2017 | 55 Comments
Okay, so initially I was super sad that one of my current favorite dramas, Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, would be ending. But going from Han Seok-kyu to Ji Sung (Entertainer) is pretty much going from awesome to awesome, so I’m cautiously looking forward to SBS’s Defendant. Plus, I need something to expunge the stain that... More »


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First glimpse of MBC’s Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
by | January 3, 2017 | 59 Comments
The first stills of MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People have been released, and actors Yoon Kyun-sang (Doctors), Kim Ji-suk (Oh Hae-young Again), Honey Lee (Come Back, Ajusshi), and Kim Sang-joong (Jingbirok) appear to be settling into their characters and sageuk garb with ease. Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People is... More »


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Hilarious first trailer and teasers for Chief Kim
by | January 3, 2017 | 21 Comments
So, two office comedies will be premiering this January: tvN’s Introverted Boss and KBS’s Chief Kim. There’s been a steady stream of promos from the tvN team, but KBS has just stepped up its game, releasing two teasers, one trailer, and more stills for its upcoming drama. Thankfully, they’re airing on different days, so we... More »


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Park Sung-woong gets decked out in a batsuit for Man to Man
by | January 3, 2017 | 21 Comments
Okay, so it’s not technically a batsuit, but I dare anybody to take a look at Park Sung-woong’s (Remember–Son’s War) latest stills from his upcoming bromance-action drama Man to Man and think of anything other than batsuit. It can’t be done! The drama is centered around a secret agent (Park Hae-jin) who becomes a bodyguard... More »


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Kim Seul-gi reunites with Oh My Ghostess crew on Weightlifting Fairy
by | January 3, 2017 | 56 Comments
A cameo from Kim Seul-gi (Second to Last Love) is just the thing to lift my mood and distract me from the fact that MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju is soon coming to an end. *SNIFF* The delightful little underdog drama about weightlifting heroine Lee Sung-kyung and her adorable friends-to-lovers romance with Nam... More »