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Drama Casting & News
Song Jae-rim romances an unkind woman
by | January 6, 2015 | 136 Comments
girlfriday: So… you know that drama that Song Jae-rim was considering? He’s doing it now. javabeans: Oh. Unkind Women, you mean? About three generations of… unkind women? girlfriday: Yes. See how the title speaks for itself? javabeans: So he’s going to romance Lee Hana (High School King of Savvy)… who I like… I guess… and... More »


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Oh snap! Yoo Seung-ho released from army duty
by | January 6, 2015 | 54 Comments
Admittedly, these two photographs aren’t much. On the other hand, if you’re a fan of Yoo Seung-ho (I Miss You, Arang and the Magistrate, Operation Proposal, Warrior Baek Dong-soo, Flames of Ambition, God of Study), awaiting his discharge from military service, maybe they’re everything. You know your starpower is something else when you voluntarily enlist... More »


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Shine or Go Crazy’s royal love triangle
by | January 6, 2015 | 53 Comments
Two half-brother princes vying for the throne and falling for the same princess? What could possibly go wrong? Im Joo-hwan finally gets his turn to shine (…or go crazy) as the romantic spoilsport in the epically doomed/cursed/fated love between Oh Yeon-seo and Jang Hyuk, in their new MBC fantasy historical drama Shine or Go Crazy.... More »


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Han Joo-wan drops weekend drama Bluebird, joins MBC sageuk Hwajeong
by | January 5, 2015 | 32 Comments
Interestingly, Han Joo-wan (Joseon Gunman, King’s Family) has turned down a leading role in favor of a supporting one: He was due to headline the KBS weekend drama Bluebird’s House, which is set to follow the network’s current ratings hit What’s With This Family in mid-February. Though he did share the main loveline with Lee... More »


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Secret missions and warring loyalties in Spy
by | January 5, 2015 | 50 Comments
Badass Mama Spy! How awesome does Bae Jong-ok look in this poster for upcoming action drama Spy? The poster above features Bae taking a protective stance over her son (Jaejoong), and the tagline tells us rather defiantly, “That mission — I’ll do it,” as though telling the guy to back off. There’s a “…so eff... More »


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Hwang Jung-eum romances Ji Sung(s) in Kill Me, Heal Me
by | January 5, 2015 | 73 Comments
With only a couple days till the show premieres, MBC has released new posters for Kill Me, Heal Me, its “healing romance” featuring Ji Sung (and his seven personalities) falling in love with Hwang Jung-eum, a psychiatric resident. I always find these doctor-patient romances uncomfortable, but if we’re looking for a silver lining, I do... More »


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Campus drama Persevere Gu Hae-ra opens with big musical number
by | January 3, 2015 | 33 Comments
This drama has flown under my radar for the most part, but I remember that Monstar did too and it ended up being such a sweet, earnest musical drama that told little stories in big-hearted ways. Cable network Mnet is hoping to repeat that success with its second original drama outing, Persevere Gu Hae-ra, which... More »


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Lee Joon, Go Ah-sung tackle teen pregnancy in new drama
by | January 3, 2015 | 57 Comments
After losing leading actress Kim Hee-ae and undergoing some story changes, the team behind Secret Love Affair and A Wife’s Credentials is back on track with their new drama I Heard it Through the Grapevine, which is headed to SBS this February. The series was once set in the 1970s all the way to the... More »


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Im Seulong challenges for UEE’s affections in Ho-gu’s Love
by | January 2, 2015 | 14 Comments
Im Seulong, Han Geun-sub Im Seulong, idol singer (2AM) and actor (Hotel King, Mandate of Heaven), has joined tvN’s upcoming rom-com series Ho-gu’s Love, which has already cast UEE (Gold Rainbow) and Choi Woo-shik (Fated To Love You) in lead roles. He’ll take up a second lead role that had previously been cast with another... More »


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First preview for split personality rom-com Hyde, Jekyll, Me
by | January 1, 2015 | 91 Comments
Happy new year! It’s a brand new year with a whole new crop of dramas ahead and no time to waste. Here’s our first peek at SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Hyde, Jekyll, Me, starring Hyun Bin in his long-awaited drama comeback as a man with a split personality, and Han Ji-min as the woman who’s... More »


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2014 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2014 | 137 Comments
Whew, the whirlwind of year-end awards finally comes to a close. Let’s wrap up with the last of the big station awards over at KBS, where premium sageuk Jung Do-jeon cranked out the big winners of the evening: veteran Yoo Dong-geun took home the Daesang (Grand Prize) for his performance as the founder of the... More »