Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
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 »


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Nam Joo-hyuk offered lead in tvN’s Bride of the Water God
by | January 2, 2017 | 449 Comments
This would be quite the leap for Nam Joo-hyuk: He has been offered the lead in a high-profile tvN drama project called Bride of the Water God 2017, based on a manhwa of the same name (sans the 2017). He has not been confirmed, as initial reports misstated, but cable station tvN did state that... More »


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New teaser and airdate secured for Saimdang, Light’s Diary
by | January 2, 2017 | 23 Comments
Have your pens at the ready because SBS’s new fusion sageuk Saimdang, Light’s Diary has finally secured an airdate and will make its long-awaited premiere on January 26. Actress Lee Young-ae’s last drama was the 2003 MBC sageuk Dae Jang Geum, an astronomical success that catapulted her to Hallyu superstardom, and it’ll be interesting to... More »


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Lee Yuri up for family weekend drama Father Is Weird
by | January 2, 2017 | 12 Comments
Hmmm… I think I may like this casting fit more. Lee Yuri (Heaven’s Promise) has been offered the role of eldest sister in the Father Is Weird family after Kim So-yeon (All’s Well in a Happy Home) backed out of the project due to personal reasons. The upcoming KBS weekend drama is a feel-good comedy... More »
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New Year’s resolutions to spend Tomorrow With You
by | January 2, 2017 | 27 Comments
The bickering has already begun for future husband-and-wife pair Lee Je-hoon (Signal) and Shin Mina (Oh My Venus), who make New Year’s wishes in the latest teaser for their new drama Tomorrow With You. The upcoming tvN romantic-comedy comes from PD Yoo Je-won of Oh My Ghostess and High School King of Savvy and writer... More »