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Drama Casting & News
First script read for Pinocchio’s newbie news reporters
by | October 23, 2014 | 72 Comments
We’re finally off and running on Pinocchio, the newest drama from the PD-writer team behind I Hear Your Voice that’s getting ready for a November broadcast on SBS. The cast of city desk reporters gathered for the show’s first script read, led by stars Lee Jong-seok (Doctor Stranger) and Park Shin-hye (Heirs). The coming-of-age drama... More »


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Grandpa Shin Ha-kyun goes back to his youth in Mr. Back
by | October 23, 2014 | 25 Comments
So it turns out that the title of MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama really IS Mr. Back (we’ve been calling it Mr. Baek until now). I guess I should’ve known the punny title would win out — it is dramaland, after all. The fantasy romantic comedy stars Shin Ha-kyun (All About My Romance) as a 70-year-old... More »


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The ladies of Legendary Witch get incarcerated
by | October 22, 2014 | 28 Comments
MBC’s newest weekend drama Legendary Witch premieres this weekend, and the premise is actually really intriguing, and not your standard weekend family fare. Han Ji-hye (Full Sun) stars as the heroine who gets wrongly imprisoned and bonds with a group of women while in jail. They get out and band together to start a bakery... More »


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Han Ye-seul struts as a sexy ajumma for Birth of a Beauty
by | October 22, 2014 | 47 Comments
Shooting has commenced on Birth of a Beauty, and Han Ye-seul has glammed up to the nines to play its lead. With a plot that sounds like a drama version of 200 Pound Beauty, the drama is about a woman who slims down drastically and finds that her life changes as one of the pretties.... More »


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Chun Jung-myung offered lead in tvN rom-com Heart to Heart
by | October 22, 2014 | 24 Comments
Coffee Prince’s PD Lee Yoon-jung is gearing up for a January premiere for her first drama over at cable network tvN, a romantic comedy called Heart to Heart. The offer is currently out to Choi Kang-hee (Level 7 Civil Servant) to headline, and now Chun Jung-myung is being courted to be her leading man. He’s... More »


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Pride and Prejudice and posters
by | October 21, 2014 | 30 Comments
Are we drowning in new dramas or what? After a rather sparse month or two, things are picking up pretty quickly with new shows coming all at once (see: Cantabile Tomorrow, Misaeng, Liar Game, Modern Farmer), and included in this crop is MBC’s upcoming Pride and Prejudice, the prosecutor drama that premieres next week. Official... More »


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Ji Chang-wook leaps across skyscraper rooftops for Healer
by | October 21, 2014 | 42 Comments
Oh I guess we’re in for a lot of high-flying action in Ji Chang-wook’s new drama Healer. This is just a B-side version of the title sequence for the show, but it’s still our first glimpse of the series, and I can tell you this much — Ji Chang-wook is NOT just “an errand boy,”... More »


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JTBC youth drama Heroes casts Lee Elijah
by | October 20, 2014 | 15 Comments
Hm, how do I feel about this? JTBC’s “youth drama” Heroes, which recently cast FT Island idol Choi Jong-hoon in the lead, has now cast Lee Elijah (Wonderful Season, Basketball) as another lead. In Heroes, she will play the only character attending university; she’s a computer programming major who, like the typical modern twentysomething, is... More »


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Jung Kyung-ho joins Heartless City castmates in drama short
by | October 20, 2014 | 32 Comments
Aw, I love real-life bromance even better than onscreen bromance, and we’re getting a big dose of it from Jung Kyung-ho (Endless Love). He’s making a special appearance in his buddy Yoon Hyun-min’s new drama short House, Mate, an upcoming installment of MBC’s Drama Festival, which highlights up-and-coming writers and directors in short-form dramas. Tags:... More »


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Ex-Wonder Girl Ahn So-hee to join tvN drama Heart to Heart
by | October 19, 2014 | 14 Comments
The upcoming tvN drama Heart to Heart, which is the first project to come from Coffee Prince director Lee Yoon-jung after her jump from MBC to cable, is set to add Ahn So-hee, perhaps better known as simply Sohee of the Wonder Girls, to its cast. It won’t be the lead part, but the younger... More »


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News bites: October 18, 2014
by | October 18, 2014 | 11 Comments
Chun Bo-geun, Cha Tae-hyun Drama Festival, MBC’s series of short 1-to-2 episode specials, continues this weekend with 4teen, starring Cha Tae-hyun and child actor Chun Bo-geun (Queen’s Classroom). Based on Japanese novelist Ira Ishida’s prize-winning novel of the same name, the two-episode drama depicts the worries of a group of 14-year-old boys and demonstrates the... More »