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Drama Casting & News
Song Ji-hyo to cheat on Lee Seon-kyun in This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair
by | August 9, 2016 | 73 Comments
Running Man Ace Song Ji-hyo (Ex-girlfriend Club) is coming back to dramaland! She’ll be starring in JTBC’s upcoming weekend drama called This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair as the titular wife. Her onscreen husband will be played by *drumroll please* Lee Seon-kyun (Miss Korea), and both leading actors have been confirmed for the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Ji-hoon as Lee Min-ho’s half-brother in Legend of the Blue Sea
by | August 9, 2016 | 24 Comments
And the star-studded lineup continues with the addition of hot rising actor Lee Ji-hoon (Mirror of the Witch), who just confirmed his role in SBS’s fantasy-romance series Legend of the Blue Sea. He is set to play Heo Chi-hyun, the half-brother to Lee Min-ho’s Heo Joon-jae; he’s the hardworking son who dutifully stayed by his... More »

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Bold, faithful, and devilish for Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | August 9, 2016 | 70 Comments
It isn’t to say that any K-drama these days lacks for beauty, but KBS fusion fantasy romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is really throwing the pretty at us — leads Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung were lovely in their character posters, and the secondary leads are giving them a run for their money. Here... More »

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Oh Double Snap! IU regrets laying eyes on Lee Jun-ki
by | August 8, 2016 | 47 Comments
Literally two minutes after I published the Lee Jun-ki poster for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo, they sneak-attacked me with a poster and stills for IU’s character, a 21st-century woman who travels back in time to Goryeo. Her poster’s copy reads: “I wish I’d never met you. Then I wouldn’t have to miss you this... More »

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Oh Snap! Lee Jun-ki is smokin’
by | August 8, 2016 | 65 Comments
What else is new, right? There’s a shiny new poster for SBS’s upcoming time-travel sageuk Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo, featuring our masked leading man Lee Jun-ki in all his misty glory. There’s even a “motion poster” version of it… which isn’t really so much a moving poster (which would’ve been cool) as it is... More »

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Moon Sori added to fantasy romance Legend of the Blue Sea
by | August 8, 2016 | 18 Comments
As if the Jeon Ji-hyun and Lee Min-ho vehicle were lacking in A-list wattage, acclaimed film actress Moon Sori will be taking a supporting role in Legend of the Blue Sea, joining Shin Hye-sun (Five Kids) and Lee Hee-joon (Yoo-na’s Street). Her role is described simply as that of a “rich wife of Daechi-dong,” an... More »

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Joo-won, Kim Kang-woo, Kim Sang-joong work Overtime fighting aliens
by | August 8, 2016 | 30 Comments
Alien invasion isn’t really the first thing that came to mind when I heard that Joo-won (Yong-pal) was signing on to a movie called Overtime. I was picturing an overworked salaryman with a scary boss, not a secret rebel army out to take back the country from evil alien invaders. But that’s the premise of... More »

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Raise a glass (or eight) to Drinking Solo’s drink enthusiasts
by | August 8, 2016 | 30 Comments
Well, the conceit is straightforward and simple: Drinking Solo is about a bunch of people who drink alone, and based on the teaser videos, that’s the way they like it. With the PD of Let’s Eat at the helm, I expect similarly lighthearted and heart-warming tales of bonding through the characters’ love of drink, with... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Aug. 1-7, 2016
by | August 7, 2016 | 204 Comments
The pre-emptions for the Olympics have begun, so it’s best that we all start preparing ourselves for the primetime disruptions to come. Don’t worry, we’ll be ready to hand out complimentary and completely metaphorical tissues if/when our favorite shows get pushed back. Pssh, sports.... More »

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News bites: August 6, 2016
by | August 6, 2016 | 46 Comments
Joo Ji-hoon, Lee Yoon-ji Joo Ji-hoon (Mask) has received a proposal to join Lee Sung-min and Hwang Jung-min in Yoon Jong-bin’s upcoming film Maneuver, which will be based on a true story about a joint project involving North and South Koreans and the underground dealings that occur as the two parties come together for a... More »

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