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Drama Casting & News
Yoon Hyun-min and Kim Seul-gi join Discovery of Romance
by | July 1, 2014 | 28 Comments
I’m hoping the premiere episode of Discovery of Romance will do a good job of introducing us to the characters and explaining their relationships, because with the whirlwind of recent activity, I’m having trouble keeping the cast and their roles straight. Yoon Hyun-min (Witch’s Romance, Age of Feeling) has joined the cast as a top... More »


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New drama Misaeng courts Im Shi-wan, Kang So-ra, Kang Haneul
by | July 1, 2014 | 58 Comments
Casting for the upcoming drama adaptation of the hit webtoon Misaeng (or Incomplete Life) is back in full swing, after an early round that fizzled out. The drama about a failed baduk player who struggles through young adulthood has been picked up by tvN, and is now set to air on Fridays and Saturdays in... More »


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Do-hee to join Nodame Cantabile’s orchestra
by | July 1, 2014 | 99 Comments
We still don’t have a lead actress but casting continues on the much-buzzed-about remake project of Nodame Cantabile, which will be adding Tiny-G idol and Answer Me 1994 actress Do-hee to the mix as one of the supporting characters. (Some stories say she’s confirmed, others hedge that she’s not final yet, so it’s pretty much... More »


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Sooyoung, Kam Woo-sung a potential match-up for My Spring Days
by | June 30, 2014 | 34 Comments
This is a casting notice I still have to wrap my head around: Girls Generation idol Sooyoung (Dating Agency Cyrano) and Kam Woo-sung (King Geunchogo) are currently in contention to play the leads of MBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama My Spring Days. This is the drama about a woman with a terminal illness who gets a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Fated To Love You… in bed
by | June 27, 2014 | 125 Comments
Huh, adding “in bed” to the end of everything totally works for drama titles. Try it. *waits for you to get to Big Man and God’s Gift* Snerk. The latest teaser for MBC’s upcoming rom-com remake Fated to Love You finally gets us to the premise of the show — Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara... More »


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Park Shi-yeon courted for Greatest Marriage
by | June 26, 2014 | 41 Comments
Her short hiatus may already be over: Actress Park Shi-yeon (Nice Guy) is being courted to return to television in the newest addition to TV Chosun’s fall lineup, Greatest Marriage. After weathering a drug abuse controversy during most of 2013, this is the first we’ve heard of a possible comeback, and if she takes this... More »


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Choi Ji-woo tests love with Temptation
by | June 26, 2014 | 31 Comments
The first teaser and initial stills are out for SBS’s upcoming melodrama Temptation, which initially seemed like it would center around the married couple where the husband (Kwon Sang-woo) is persuaded to take up the offer of an older rich businesswoman. But with Choi Ji-woo cast as the CEO with an indecent proposal, now it... More »


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Dr. Champ, Scent of a Woman producers reteam for SBS
by | June 25, 2014 | 23 Comments
javabeans: New SBS drama alert! It’s a Wednesday-Thursday drama to air later in September after It’s Okay, It’s Love, but I… don’t know what that title means. girlfriday: Songpoyoo? You in Songpo? javabeans: Or you mean poyoo as in suckling a baby? girlfriday: Mr. Yoo in Songpo? Songpo Suckling? javabeans: Ohhh. Waiiiiiit. Is it by... More »


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OCN’s crime thriller Reset adds Song Ha-yoon
by | June 24, 2014 | 7 Comments
Another cast member has joined OCN’s crime-melo-noir drama Reset, formerly titled Ten Days Ago and then Crying Game. That’s a lot of changing before the drama’s even begun filming, but I do hope this name sticks. Song Ha-yoon is the new addition, and she plays a woman who harbors a “sadness and pain that cannot... More »


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Yoon Jin-yi scores loveline with Sung Joon in Discovery of Romance
by | June 24, 2014 | 22 Comments
Remember when I was all sad about Sung Joon being doomed to second fiddle status in Discovery of Romance, to love and lose Jung Yumi in classic second lead fashion? I feel better now, because Yoon Jin-yi (Mandate of Heaven, A Gentleman’s Dignity) has just been added to the KBS rom-com series, and she’s all... More »


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It’s Okay, it’s dance time
by | June 24, 2014 | 76 Comments
Uhhhhhh, this show knows it’s a melodrama, right? Either the early plot descriptions had it all wrong, or Show’s having an identity crisis, because judging by the random dance-time teasers, you’d have no way of knowing that It’s Okay, It’s Love isn’t a rom-com. It’s actually so jarring I don’t know how to process it... More »