Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Kwak Dong-yeon goes from prince’s bodyguard in Moonlight to young king in Goblin
by | September 6, 2016 | 117 Comments
Look who’s moving up the royal ranks in dramaland. I just love Kwak Dong-yeon right now as the prince’s badass bodyguard in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (So mysterious! So pretty! Such perfectly placed hair!), and I’m excited to see him again right away in tvN’s new fantasy romance Goblin, which has now changed its title... More »

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Weightlifting Fairy finds its male lead doctor in Lee Jae-yoon
by | September 5, 2016 | 40 Comments
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju has lined up its lead actor: Lee Jae-yoon (Oh Hae-young Again) has been cast as Jung Jae-yi, an obesity clinic doctor and older cousin to swimmer Jung Joon-young, played by Nam Joo-hyuk (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo). He’s the latest addition to the youth sports drama starring Lee Sung-kyung (Doctors) in... More »

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Park Sung-woong goes Man to Man with Park Hae-jin
by | September 5, 2016 | 54 Comments
Ooh, Man to Man just got more interesting with the casting of Park Sung-woong (Remember—Son’s War, Hidden Identity) to star opposite Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) in the upcoming JTBC drama about a Hallyu star and the bodyguard assigned to protect him.... More »

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Kim Young-kwang to live in Su Ae’s house for new KBS rom-com
by | September 5, 2016 | 123 Comments
Su Ae, Kim Young-kwang, Jo Boa, Lee Soo-hyuk The leading cast is starting to come together for the webtoon adaptation drama The Man Living in Our House, the upcoming KBS romantic comedy that stars Su Ae (Mask) as a woman who comes to her hometown and discovers a younger man living in her family home,... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2016
by | September 4, 2016 | 256 Comments
More premieres! And just from a chart perspective, it’d be great if all these shows stopped with the double headers—it’s enough to confuse any schedule. After Doctors aired three episodes last week, its replacement, the other much-anticipated sageuk Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, aired three episodes over two days. It was a bit of a... More »

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Ji Chang-wook finds someone to protect in mysterious K2 teasers
by | September 3, 2016 | 132 Comments
Cable channel tvN has released three new teasers for The K2, giving us a small taste of what to expect in the upcoming action-romance drama. After Ji Chang-wook made such a strong impression as the wonderful Healer, I was a bit worried that his The K2 persona could turn into Healer 2.0, especially since both... More »

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News bites: September 3, 2016
by | September 3, 2016 | 72 Comments
Yoo Inna, Lee Hong-ki She had been in the midst of filming final scenes for Love Through a Millennium 2, Rendezvous Under Moonlight (billed as the Chinese remake of Queen Inhyun’s Man), but Yoo Inna has suddenly stepped down from the 28-episode show. Upon her return to Korea, official reports surfaced in China that Yoo... More »

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Ryu Hwa-young nabs leading role as unsmiling weathercaster in KBS drama special
by | September 2, 2016 | 52 Comments
Yay! Rising actress Ryu Hwa-young (Age of Youth) has confirmed her first leading role in a new KBS drama special titled Disqualified Laughter. She is set to play the role of Shin Na-ra, a weathecaster whose beauty is praised by all, but is considered an “unsmiling princess” by men. Her ideal man is someone who... More »

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Seo In-gook is hungry in new Shopping King Louis teaser
by | September 2, 2016 | 107 Comments
Fist pump if you’re as excited as I am about Seo In-gook’s new drama, Shopping King Louis! It feels like just yesterday when his last crime-fighting stint with Police Unit 38 ended, but it’s already been a month. I’ve missed him all the same. In this upcoming MBC romantic-comedy drama, he plays the titular Louis,... More »

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MBC in talks to conclude W with special broadcast
by | September 2, 2016 | 160 Comments
I’m not surprised that MBC is working on getting a special broadcast together for current Wednesday-Thursday ratings leader W–Two Worlds. The romance suspense drama about parallel worlds starring Lee Jong-seok and Han Hyo-joo isn’t a ratings juggernaut — I think it’s a little too fantasy for that, or in the words of my mother, “Too... More »