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Drama Casting & News
Yoo Ah-in offered tvN fantasy human rom-com Chicago Typewriter
by | February 2, 2017 | 119 Comments
I’m excited to have more information about the new drama titled Chicago Typewriter, which was previously announced with very little plot or background information, only that it would be he next drama from hit writer Jin Soo-wan of Kill Me, Heal Me and The Moon That Embraces the Sun (it name-dropped Park Shin-hye as a... More »

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The youthful fresh faces of Andante’s rookie cast
by | February 2, 2017 | 22 Comments
Kai, Baek Chul-min, Kim Ki-soo, Ahn Seung-kyun A slew of castings have been confirmed for KBS’s upcoming youth drama Andante, after initially courting EXO’s Kai (Choco Bank) and child actress Jung Da-bin. Kai confirmed but Jung ended up not taking the part, and Lee Ye-hyun (Master—God of Noodle) has been cast in her role instead.... More »

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Gender roles get swapped around in Strong Woman Do Bong-soon
by | February 2, 2017 | 90 Comments
The promo for this show is so cute that I’m going to be SO disappointed if the show isn’t as advertised. But with Park Bo-young (Oh My Ghostess) as a small but mighty woman in charge and Park Hyung-shik (Hwarang) and Ji-soo (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) on either side of her, it would just... More »

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MBC’s Radiant Office fills its rank and file employees
by | February 1, 2017 | 22 Comments
Hoya, Lee Dong-hwi, Kim Dong-wook The supporting cast has been lined up for MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday series Radiant Office, the workplace drama starring Go Ah-sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine) as a rookie employee who starts living her life completely differently the minute she’s given a terminal diagnosis. She’s a downtrodden young woman who’s so... More »

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Vixx’s N joins OCN’s Tunnel as young police officer
by | January 31, 2017 | 27 Comments
Vixx’s N (real name Cha Hak-yeon) is taking on another drama role, this time in OCN’s time-traveling mystery-crime drama Tunnel. And while I only know him from cheery high school drama Sassy Go Go, I saw enough of his spacey, oddball vibe to figure that he fits the bill for a character described as “mysterious”... More »
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Past detective Choi Jin-hyuk emerges from time-traveling Tunnel
by | January 31, 2017 | 36 Comments
There’s been so little advertising for Choi Jin-hyuk’s (Pride and Prejudice) comeback drama Tunnel that I almost forgot it would be airing this spring. But OCN has been steadily chugging away at this fantasy crime-thriller, and a new teaser for it has been released. It’s barely a crumb’s worth of info about the upcoming drama,... More »

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Song Seung-heon courted for Saimdang PD’s next drama
by | January 30, 2017 | 51 Comments
I guess the director of Saimdang, Light’s Diary must be really happy with Song Seung-heon’s work in that drama, because he’s already courting the actor for a reunion on his next project. PD Yoon Sang-ho, also of Bride of the Century, Bichunmoo, and Tamra the Island, has announced that his next drama will be an... More »

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Introverted Boss takes a week off to rewrite and regroup
by | January 30, 2017 | 221 Comments
This is an interesting move, but perhaps an ultimately positive one for the show (one hopes): Introverted Boss, tvN’s currently running Monday-Tuesday drama, is taking a week off the air in a direct effort to correct course and address viewer complaints about the show. The drama was originally slated to air Episodes 5 and 6... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 23-29, 2017
by | January 29, 2017 | 109 Comments
First things first: I’ve been getting the year wrong ever since the new year started. My bad. (But seriously, where did the time go? I’m still looking for it!) Now that we are firmly entrenched in the year of our lord 2017, we’ve got a whole slew of new dramas to go with it, and... More »

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News bites: January 28, 2017
by | January 28, 2017 | 22 Comments
Lee Bo-young, Lee Sang-yoon, Kwon Yul, Park Se-young Happy news: The leads and supporting leads for cops-and-lawyers drama Whisper are all confirmed. Lee Bo-young (God’s Gift–14 Days) and Lee Sang-yoon (On the Way to the Airport) are reuniting as leads, with the former playing a scrappy detective and the latter a brilliant judge. Kwon Yul... More »