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Drama Casting & News
Yoon Jin-yi scores loveline with Sung Joon in Discovery of Romance
by | June 24, 2014 | 22 Comments
Remember when I was all sad about Sung Joon being doomed to second fiddle status in Discovery of Romance, to love and lose Jung Yumi in classic second lead fashion? I feel better now, because Yoon Jin-yi (Mandate of Heaven, A Gentleman’s Dignity) has just been added to the KBS rom-com series, and she’s all... More »


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It’s Okay, it’s dance time
by | June 24, 2014 | 76 Comments
Uhhhhhh, this show knows it’s a melodrama, right? Either the early plot descriptions had it all wrong, or Show’s having an identity crisis, because judging by the random dance-time teasers, you’d have no way of knowing that It’s Okay, It’s Love isn’t a rom-com. It’s actually so jarring I don’t know how to process it... More »


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Marriage Not Dating’s reluctant groom and eager bride
by | June 23, 2014 | 50 Comments
This show has some really pretty promo material. The posters are out for tvN’s new Friday-Saturday romantic comedy Marriage Not Dating, featuring a happy bachelorette party, a doom-and-gloom bachelor party, and a wedding photo shoot where the bride kidnaps two men to haul to the altar. It cracks me up that there’s rope involved, especially... More »


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Fated To Love You’s romantic picnic teaser
by | June 20, 2014 | 106 Comments
There’s very little story to the first teaser for Fated to Love You, but perhaps there isn’t much you need to do to sell Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara in a romantic comedy, other than show Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara on a cute picnic doing cute coupley things. The new Wednesday-Thursday drama is getting... More »


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Oh Snap! Joseon finger guns
by | June 19, 2014 | 54 Comments
Okay, the finger guns may be cheesily literal, but how cute is the cast of Joseon Gunman, pictured here at their June 19 press conference? I love that they obviously all called each other up to color-coordinate their outfits in advance. One more week! The drama premieres on June 25. Tags: Han Joo-wan, Jeon Hye-bin,... More »


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Gong Hyo-jin fractures arm in three-car collision
by | June 19, 2014 | 40 Comments
Hey universe, quit it with all the dramaland accidents, will you? It makes me so nervous! Actress Gong Hyo-jin (Master’s Sun) was in a car accident early on the morning of June 19, as she was being driven back to Seoul after a late-night shoot on the set of her new drama It’s Okay, It’s... More »


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My Sassy Girl aiming for double revival on big and small screens
by | June 19, 2014 | 64 Comments
Rom-com classic My Sassy Girl wasn’t merely a box-office hit, it propelled its two leads to stardom, bolstered (or maybe even kickstarted) the spread of Hallyu when it was still in its incipient stages, and set the bar for rom-coms to follow. So it’s no surprise that there have been numerous attempts at spin-offs, remakes,... More »


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Yoo Joon-sang considers My Spring Day
by | June 18, 2014 | 5 Comments
Actor Yoo Joon-sang (The Target, Birth Secret) is considering the lead in MBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama My Spring Day (or the more literal translation: Spring Day in My Life), which is currently in contention to air in September after Fated to Love You. Tags: Yoo Joon-sang... More »


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Han Seok-kyu, Lee Je-hoon up for reunion in sageuk drama Secret Door
by | June 18, 2014 | 43 Comments
Way to bundle up good news in a threefer: SBS is planning a new sageuk drama about the Crown Prince Sado (juicy historical intrigue), starring Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots) to play King Yeongjo, and courting Lee Je-hoon (Fortune Tellers) to play Sado in his army comeback. Yesssssss. The drama is titled Secret Door... More »


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You From Another Star exhibition draws the masses
by | June 17, 2014 | 46 Comments
Ah, Korean capitalism at its best: Have you ever wanted to step into your favorite drama? Well, now’s your chance! Built at a cost of just over $2.9 million US, a special You From Another Star experience center opened a week ago at Dongdaemun Design Plaza, and it has already drawn over 6,000 visitors. As... More »


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Ji Chang-wook courted to play young-again grandpa
by | June 17, 2014 | 38 Comments
It looks like we have another grandpa body-swap drama in the works, but it’s the reverse of the rapid-aging Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit. This time a 70-year-old grandpa will be rapidly reverse-aging, down to his early thirties. It’s essentially the male version of the hit movie Miss Granny (also called Suspicious Girl), about a grandma... More »