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Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo goes back to school for Twenty Again
by | July 27, 2015 | 52 Comments
Could Choi Ji-woo be any cuter? The first teaser for new tvN rom-com Twenty Again is just her adorable reaction to getting her student ID card on her first day back at school, but seriously, if she’s just going to be her bubbly self like this in the whole drama, I’m going to love it.... More »


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Siwon considers MBC rom-com She Was Pretty
by | July 27, 2015 | 39 Comments
The main love square for MBC’s new romantic comedy She Was Pretty is almost complete: Choi Siwon (King of Dramas) is being courted to join the cast, which currently includes Kill Me, Heal Me twins Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon, and Go Jun-hee (Yawang). I’m a little surprised that Siwon is taking on a supporting... More »


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The earthquake strikes in medical-disaster drama D-Day
by | July 27, 2015 | 62 Comments
Character posters and initial teasers have been released for JTBC’s upcoming medical-disaster drama D-Day, which is still a couple months from premiere but is well into shoots. A good thing, because the drama looks to be taking a grand-scale, epic approach to its Seoul-in-disaster story; in fact, they intend to produce the show over 80... More »


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News bites: July 26, 2015
by | July 26, 2015 | 19 Comments
Lee Joon (Heard It Through the Grapevine) has confirmed Key of Life with Yoo Hae-jin, the Japanese remake movie about a struggling actor and a mobster who switch lives. Yoo plays the gangster who is able to leave the underworld by pretending to be an actor, while Lee has signed on as the struggling thespian who gets mistaken... More »


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Song Seung-heon considers Saimdang opposite Lee Young-ae
by | July 24, 2015 | 65 Comments
So… the last time Song Seung-heon did sageuk, it was Dr. Jin… yeeeaaaaaah. On the upside, SBS’s large-scale biopic drama Saimdang, the Herstory is most definitely NOT going to be Dr. Jin. And on the double-upside, Lee Young-ae (Dae Jang Geum) is headlining in her 12-year drama comeback. The pairing honestly throws me a little,... More »


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Joo-won leaps across rooftops for Yong-pal
by | July 23, 2015 | 104 Comments
It’s a bird! It’s Healer! No, it’s Yong-pal! Who says secret night errand boys get all the fun? Apparently doctors can have code names and rooftop chases too, and if this second teaser is any indication, this doc will be getting into his fair share of scrapes and seeing plenty of action. Is it too... More »


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Misaeng PD to helm crime thriller Signal for tvN
by | July 22, 2015 | 20 Comments
Signal is the newest project from writer Kim Eun-hee (Three Days, Ghost, Sign), which was initially being shopped at SBS for a late-summer launch, but kept getting pushed back later and later on the schedule. SBS ended up passing on the show, which is a surprise given that writer Kim’s last three crime thrillers were... More »


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KBS nixes potential Kang Ji-hwan–Moon Geun-young drama Home Alone
by | July 22, 2015 | 30 Comments
Remember Home Alone, that new drama that was aiming to pair Kang Ji-hwan and Moon Geun-young as love interests that was announced all of two days ago? Well never mind, you can go ahead and forget it now, because that’s what KBS is doing—it has backpedaled and removed the drama from the schedule. It’s a... More »


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Jung Ryeo-won, Lee Dong-wook cast in new tvN drama
by | July 21, 2015 | 48 Comments
We’ve got another dramaland reunion in the works: Lee Dong-wook (Iron Man, Mandate of Heaven) and Jung Ryeo-won (Medical Top Team, King of Dramas) are being courted to headline the new tvN drama Bubblegum, slated for a winter broadcast either late this year or early next year. The two actors were co-stars on the 2003... More »


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Kim Tae-hee’s dreamy first stills for Yong-pal
by | July 21, 2015 | 26 Comments
Yong-pal has already given us the first stills of series star Joo-won, and now it’s Kim Tae-hee’s turn as the drama’s leading lady. She’s pictured here in her first shoots for the SBS show, which took place on the 17th; she plays a chaebol heiress described as a Sleeping Beauty, hidden away in a VIP... More »


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Choi Won-young to play Choi Ji-woo’s husband in Twenty Again
by | July 21, 2015 | 20 Comments
Ah, we finally find out more about Choi Ji-woo’s husband in her new tvN drama Twenty Again, now that the role has been cast. Choi Won-young (I Remember You) has signed on for the part, which is bound to make the love triangle interesting because he’s so good at being charismatic no matter the character... More »