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Drama Casting & News
Shine or Go Crazy’s star-crossed lovers and fictionalized history
by | October 30, 2014 | 17 Comments
So the casting for Shine or Go Crazy’s leads is still in the not-confirmed-but-positively-considering stage (how many more news cycles do you think the production can milk that for?), but at least we’ve got more information about the drama’s plot, and some clarification on the personages involved. Described as a fantasy romance sageuk set in... More »


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Legal thriller Punch lines up supporting cast
by | October 30, 2014 | 19 Comments
With Kim Rae-won now settled as lead, legal thriller Punch is lining up the rest of its cast, and three names are currently in the headlines as “probable but not 100% confirmed yet” selections: Kim Ah-joong (Sign), Ohn Joo-wan (Surplus Princess), and Seo Ji-hye (49 Days). Punch is the next drama to come from The... More »


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Revenge spurs romance in Birth of a Beauty
by | October 29, 2014 | 53 Comments
I hadn’t realized that makeover rom-com Birth of a Beauty was a revenge story (albeit a super-lighthearted one), but that’s a detail I can see working for the premise. It’s not a revenge drama per se (in that I don’t expect the whole show to follow the heroine’s vengeance path), but that’ll provide us with... More »


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Han Ji-min confirms Jekyll and Me opposite Hyun Bin
by | October 29, 2014 | 77 Comments
We’ve got a leading lady and a title change for Hyun Bin’s new drama Hyde, Jekyll, Me, now going by the shorter title Jekyll and Me. That isn’t an indication that they’re dropping the split personality angle, since it’s still a rom-com about a woman who ends up in a love triangle with one man’s... More »


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Im Joo-hwan, Ryu Seung-soo for fantasy historical drama
by | October 28, 2014 | 28 Comments
MBC’s next Monday-Tuesday fantasy romance drama Shine or Go Crazy is still waiting on leads Jang Hyuk (Fated To Love You) and Oh Yeon-seo (Jang Bori Is Here) to confirm, but offers are now out to potential supporting cast members Im Joo-hwan (Watch Out For Fools, What’s Up) and Ryu Seung-soo (Wonderful Season, Empire of... More »


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Kim Rae-won courted to headline legal thriller Punch
by | October 28, 2014 | 13 Comments
There was some kind of backstage drama going on at SBS over the last day, because stories started to come out that its December Monday-Tuesday drama Punch was going to be replaced by a different series altogether. One mad scramble (and who knows what Anthony-esque string-pulling stunt) later, Punch is now back on the winter... More »


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Seo In-gook as incognito prince in King’s Face
by | October 27, 2014 | 48 Comments
I did honestly wonder if The King’s Face would ever make it to production; it was touch and go for a while there with plagiarism accusations hanging in the air and injunctions filed, but cameras are rolling on the set of the new KBS fusion historical drama. Lead actor Seo In-gook joined the drama’s shoots... More »


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Heirs writer jumps broadcasters with new drama Descended From the Sun
by | October 27, 2014 | 81 Comments
The next project for star writer Kim Eun-sook is titled Descended From the Sun, which we heard about earlier this year when it was first being planned. Now the drama is in talks to bring onboard director Lee Eung-bok, which would give us the writer for Heirs teaming with the PD of Secret. The drama... More »
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Who wants to be a Pinocchio
by | October 27, 2014 | 82 Comments
javabeans: Hey, have you seen this? Here, watch the teaser for Pinocchio. girlfriday: That… was the lamest thing ever. javabeans: Wasn’t it? I just had to share. girlfriday: Twenty-four seconds, please. javabeans: Er? girlfriday: That’s the time you now owe me. javabeans: Hey, I can’t be held responsible for all the bad suggestions of mine... More »


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News bites: October 25, 2014
by | October 25, 2014 | 62 Comments
Kim Haneul (Gentleman’s Dignity) may be heading to China: She’s in negotiations to lead a joint Chinese-Korean film called Making Family. (That’s not a translation, but the actual Engrish title — cringe.) If Kim takes the role, she’ll be paired with Chinese actor Aarif Rahman (One Night Surprise, Cold War). The actress just wrapped the... More »


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Song Ha-yoon cast as Sweden Laundry’s problem-solving psychic
by | October 24, 2014 | 10 Comments
Cable drama Sweden Laundry now has a leading lady, having just cast Song Ha-yoon (formerly known as Kim Byul, of The Informant and Reset) as its heroine. I quite like her and always wanted her to act more (I thought she would break out after a promising start, but her career slumped for a few... More »