Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
The otherworldly couples of The Lonely Shining Goblin
by | November 16, 2016 | 84 Comments
We’ve got more stills from tvN’s upcoming fantasy romance The Lonely Shining Goblin, this time featuring our two main couples plus Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara) all by his lonesome, but holding his own. The couple at the center of the story: Gong Yoo (Big), who plays the titular goblin who can only end... More »


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Yoon Kyun-sang, Chae Soo-bin sign on for Rebel Hong Gil-dong
by | November 16, 2016 | 114 Comments
At last, we have a cast in place for MBC’s new fusion sageuk Rebel Hong Gil-dong, and I’m really excited to see this pairing: Yoon Kyun-sang (Doctors) has signed on to play the legendary Joseon folk hero Hong Gil-dong, and Chae Soo-bin (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) will play his leading lady. It’ll be the first... More »


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Legal drama Defendant finds leading lady in SNSD’s Yuri
by | November 15, 2016 | 157 Comments
girlfriday: Casting news for SBS’s Defendant!   javabeans: Ooh! Yay! Hit me. girlfriday: SNSD’s Yuri has been cast in it. javabeans: …I take that back. But okay, I’ll think positively. Just as long as they get a good lead… girlfriday: She’s the lead.... More »


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Purple raincoat serial killer on the loose in OCN’s Voice
by | November 15, 2016 | 38 Comments
Two new dark teasers for OCN’s upcoming crime-thriller drama Voice have been released. Starring Jang Hyuk (Beautiful Mind) and Lee Hana (Unkind Women), the plot is about two police call center dispatchers who are determined to track down a serial murderer that has caused them to lose their families.... More »


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Winning is the only name of the game in MBC’s Night Light
by | November 15, 2016 | 34 Comments
The second teaser is out for MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Night Light, written by Han Ji-hoon of Last and directed by Lee Jae-dong, whose previous works include I Miss You and My Blooming Days. Night Light is the story of three individuals propelled by their undying greed as they clamor for wealth and power in... More »


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One last pre-premiere photo op for Legend of the Blue Sea
by | November 15, 2016 | 122 Comments
I swear, I was all Legend of Blue Sea’d out, after being inundated with all those promos and teasers and stills, and had intended to just ride it out till premiere day quietly. After all, there’s only so much you can say about pictures when the show hasn’t even aired yet, and promo fatigue is... More »


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A duo of fateful first encounters in MBC’s Night Light
by | November 14, 2016 | 49 Comments
Sometimes you just want to see characters being steely and hard, particularly heroines in a landscape that is so populated by nice Candys, which makes up a large part of my interest in MBC’s Night Light, featuring characters who are determined to amass wealth and power, each for their own differing reasons. I’m also intrigued... More »


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The Lonely, Shining Goblin goes from ancient warrior to modern man
by | November 14, 2016 | 118 Comments
I always figured there wasn’t a genre Gong Yoo (Big) hadn’t tackled, but actually, there is — the sageuk. Lucky for us, we get a glimpse of Gong Yoo in his first foray into sageuk territory and his transformation throughout the years as a goblin cursed with immortality in the latest teaser for tvN’s upcoming... More »


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Introverted Boss lines up support staff and romantic rivals
by | November 14, 2016 | 23 Comments
Gong Seung-yeon, Heo Jung-min, Yeh Ji-won I’ve heard a lot of good things about rising actress Gong Seung-yeon (Master–God of Noodle, Six Flying Dragons), so I’m looking forward to seeing her in tvN’s new romantic comedy drama Introverted Boss, from the PD-writer team behind Marriage Not Dating. The opposites-attract comedy stars Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer... More »


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Lee Jong-seok, Suzy in talks to reunite with writer Park Hye-ryun
by | November 13, 2016 | 331 Comments
Yay, a new Park Hye-ryun drama is on the way! The hit writer of I Hear Your Voice, Pinocchio, Dream High, and Page Turner is coming back with a new drama called While You Were Sleeping, which is tentatively being planned for a spring 2017 broadcast. Park Hye-ryun’s go-to leading man Lee Jong-seok (W–Two Worlds)... More »