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Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 11-17, 2016
by | January 17, 2016 | 67 Comments
We had a couple noteworthy moments this past week’s drama ratings, and starting backwards (because why not?), we have to look at Answer Me 1988 ending its massively popular run with an all-time high in many rights: It was a high for the drama, going out with an 18.803%, and also a high for the... More »

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News bites: January 17, 2016
by | January 17, 2016 | 36 Comments
Kim Yuri, Ryu Hwa-young Come Back, Ahjussi, the fantasy life-after-death show starring Rain, Lee Min-jung and Oh Yeon-seo, has also cast Ryu Hwa-young (Ex-Girlfriend Club) as a top star. Come Back, Ahjussi debuts on SBS on February 24. [Joy News 24] The upcoming weekend drama formerly known as Hundred-Day Wife is now being called Marriage Contract... More »

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Lee Sang-woo courted for All’s Well With a Happy Home
by | January 15, 2016 | 30 Comments
Oh wait, is Lee Pil-mo not the lead of this drama? You’d think when a guy gets cast to play Kim So-yeon’s husband, he’d be the hero. There’s no telling how the lovelines will actually go, but apparently marital status is nothing to fall back on, because now an offer is out to Lee Sang-woo... More »

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Seo Kang-joon offered leading role in MBC melo Monster
by | January 15, 2016 | 54 Comments
Seo Kang-joon’s current drama has barely begun airing — tvN’s hit-in-the-making Cheese in the Trap is in its second week, but you knew that, since the drama is already a sensation — but already he’s looking toward his next drama, with latest reports pegging the 22-year-old rising star as a potential lead in MBC’s Monster.... More »

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Park Min-woo, Yoon Jin-yi join weekend drama All’s Well With a Happy Home
by | January 14, 2016 | 14 Comments
Leads Kim So-yeon (Falling for Innocence) and Lee Pil-mo (Who Are You—School 2015) have been confirmed for MBC’s new weekend drama All’s Well With a Happy Home, about a family that runs a Chinese restaurant and gets into lots of fights, but always makes up over a warm bowl of jajangmyun. And now we’ve got... More »

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Love gets cynical, lovelorn, and tested in Madam Antoine
by | January 13, 2016 | 15 Comments
We’re a week (and change) out from Madam Antoine’s premiere, so we’re probably winding down with the promo stills and previews as the show prepares for lift-off. By now, we know the premise: Han Ye-seul is the fake fortuneteller whose skills are really rooted in her ability to read people, and Sung Joon is the... More »

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Kang Ji-hwan becomes a daddy for new MBC drama
by | January 13, 2016 | 28 Comments
This new drama sounds like it’ll probably be a comedy, so it could be a fun new project for Kang Ji-hwan (Big Man), an actor I much prefer in comedic roles. He’s good at dramatic stuff too, but he’s got a particular zing when he’s playing something for laughs, and the more outlandish the comedy,... More »

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Park So-dam courted for You’re the First opposite Jung Il-woo
by | January 12, 2016 | 54 Comments
Park So-dam, Jung Il-woo I was bracing myself for them to pair Jung Il-woo with someone disappointing, but I couldn’t be happier with this news. I really like up-and-comer Park So-dam, who was the big breakout actress in film this last year (Black Priests, Veteran, C’est Si Bon, Sado, The Silenced, The Royal Tailor). She’s... More »

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tvN provides early look into crime thriller with Signal: The Beginning
by | January 11, 2016 | 9 Comments
If you don’t wanna wait a full two weeks to catch tvN’s new time-bendy cop thriller Signal, you’re in luck, in that they’re kicking off with an Episode 0 this weekend, a full week in advance of their premiere. They’re calling it Signal: The Beginning and essentially it’s an hourlong preview to introduce the series... More »

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UEE considers contract marriage to Lee Seo-jin
by | January 11, 2016 | 65 Comments
It looks like it might be a return to weekend dramas for UEE (High Society), because she’s entertaining an offer to headline Hundred-Day Wife, MBC’s new weekender starring Lee Seo-jin (Wonderful Season). I can’t really picture them as a romantic couple, not because of the age gap, but because he just has a weightier, more... More »

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