Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Feb. 6-12, 2017
by | February 12, 2017 | 195 Comments
It’s hard to say if Introverted Boss’s restructuring is paying off when it dropped a hair in its even episode, but for the show’s sake, it would be nice if it saw some improvement for all its efforts. We won’t really know which way it’ll swing until next week, though, so fingers crossed for fans... More »

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News bites: February 11, 2017
by | February 11, 2017 | 83 Comments
Moon Chae-won It’s disappointing that Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black) has turned down Bride of the Water God 2017, but I couldn’t quite picture her starring opposite Nam Joo-hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju), who is still the lead contender to play the water god, so perhaps it’s all for the best. A spinoff of a... More »

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Park Seo-joon, Chun Woo-hee offered new KBS drama Third-Rate My Way
by | February 10, 2017 | 70 Comments
We’ve got a new potential drama pairing to look forward to this spring. Lauded film actress Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing) is being courted to headline a new drama at KBS called Third-Rate My Way. And with only two more weeks of KBS’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Hwarang left to go, it’s been announced that Park Seo-joon... More »

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Choi Jin-hyuk pursues hooded man from past to future in Tunnel
by | February 9, 2017 | 15 Comments
A new teaser gives us another tiny glimpse of time-traveler cop Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice) in his upcoming mystery crime procedural Tunnel. It’s being aired on OCN, so you know it’s going to be dark and gritty. I don’t know if this is a coincidence, but Choi is actually playing a detective who travels... More »

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Strong Woman Do Bong-soon’s unexpected loveline
by | February 9, 2017 | 121 Comments
The more character info that gets released about this show, the funnier it gets. It looks like the love triangle in JTBC’s upcoming rom-com Strong Woman Do Bong-soon will go three ways, and not two: Park Bo-young (Oh My Ghostess) will have a crush on Ji-soo (Fantastic) and a loveline with Park Hyung-shik (Hwarang)—this much,... More »

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Im Shi-wan as a young prince for MBC’s The King Loves
by | February 9, 2017 | 83 Comments
Here’s a first look at stills from Im Shi-wan’s (Misaeng) new sageuk romance melodrama The King Loves, in which he plays a Goryeo prince, Wang Won (later King Chungseon), right around the turn of the 14th century. His character is described as Janus-like—two-faced, ambitious, power-hungry—which will take Im Shi-wan out of his established image as... More »

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The three ajumma musketeers for Go So-young’s Perfect Wife
by | February 8, 2017 | 7 Comments
Kim Jung-nan, Go So-young, Jung Soo-young Ajumma bestie trio Go So-young (Beat, Gumiho), Kim Jung-nan (Fantastic), and Jung Soo-young (Second to Last Love) in KBS’s upcoming drama Perfect Wife is a group of friends I’d like to have when I’m forty. Through thick and thin, they’ve stayed loyal friends since junior high, despite the divergent... More »

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Kwon Sang-woo up for crime-solving with Choi Kang-hee in Mystery Queen
by | February 8, 2017 | 11 Comments
Okay, I definitely see more potential for romance in this pairing. Kwon Sang-woo (Temptation) is currently considering a leading role in Choi Kang-hee’s (Dazzling Temptation) new ajumma sleuth drama Mystery Queen, as a detective who teams up with a mystery-novel fan to solve crimes. It’s a different role from the one that Lee Won-geun (The... More »

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Im Soo-jung, Go Kyung-pyo courted for tvN’s Chicago Typewriter
by | February 8, 2017 | 74 Comments
Im Soo-jung, Go Kyung-pyo This casting news keeps changing as I write try to write it up, so here’s to hoping the facts stay put for now. The upcoming tvN fantasy human rom-com drama Chicago Typewriter, which has drawn some buzz for courting first Park Shin-hye (who has since declined) and then Yoo Ah-in (Six... More »

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Perfect Wife Go So-young and her not-so-perfect husband Yoon Sang-hyun
by | February 7, 2017 | 26 Comments
It’s time to check in with mystery-comedy Perfect Wife, the new KBS drama centered around an ordinary housewife, Shim Jae-bok, played by Go So-young(Beat, Gumiho). Shim Jae-bok is the ultimate ajumma who lives for her two children and her indecisive husband, who seems more like a third child than a life partner at times. But... More »