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It’s about time that we saw a teaser for MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday romantic comedy One More Happy Ending, since there’s only two weeks left before it premieres. The new comedy is about thirtysomethings starting over in a second chapter of their lives, and stars Jang Nara (I Remember You) as a former idol girl group... More »
I have to say, I’m drawn to the retro-nostalgia feel we’re getting in tvN’s cold-case investigation drama Signal—or at least in half of it, since it’s partially tied to the past though mostly set in the present. The show is centered around the conceit that two cops in the present day (Lee Je-hoon, Kim Hye-soo)... More »
A couple more cast additions have been announced for OCN’s Vampire Detective, the drama that previously cast Lee Joon (Heard It Through the Grapevine, Gap-dong) to play the titular hero who turns into a vampire suddenly one day and now works as a private investigator, solving cases for a diverse clientele. OCN thrillers never lack... More »
If you liked last year’s rom-com-slash-serial-killer drama Girl Who Sees Smells, and/or 2013’s harder-edged story of ruthless ambition Yawang, you may be interested to hear that the writer of those two, Lee Hee-myung, is working on another drama for SBS, tentatively titled Dance With You. The plot description is very thin, giving us only that... More »
Kang Hanna, Seohyun There were no shakeups in the casting for the Korean drama remake of Bu Bu Jing Xin — everyone who was courted signed on, and now Kang Hanna (Mom, Miss Korea) and Girls’ Generation idol Seohyun (Passionate Love) have joined the main cast as princesses. There has been a title change though,... More »
Well this is a shake-up. I’m not actually all that surprised that Kim Hee-ae turned down the second season of SBS crime drama Mrs. Cop — she’s an in-demand star and doesn’t have a lot to gain from playing the same character twice (especially when the SBS Drama Awards failed to recognize her performance, which... More »
Summer? I have to wait until summer to see Park Seo-joon again? It’s like a cruel tease, this news. Though really, I’m just super happy that he signed on to headline the new youth sageuk Hwarang: The Beginning, about the original flower boys of the Silla dynasty. The new drama from Oh Boy Pictures (Flower... More »
Here we have another (and I’m thinking last) set of promo posters for the fantasy-action teen-centered drama Moorim School—I say last because the drama premieres in another week, so we’re heading into our last wave of promotion for the show. It’s kind of an odd juxtaposition when you compare the two posters to each other,... More »
I hope this is a new trend, the broadcasters putting out quality drama shorts that get me excited. Because I’m pretty stoked about Page-Turner, the team-up between Kim So-hyun (Who Are You—School 2015), Ji-soo (Sassy Go Go), and writer Park Hye-ryun (I Hear Your Voice, Pinocchio), even though it does make me sad that it’s... More »
Oh this looks light and fun. Maybe that’s obvious, since Madam Antoine’s posters and stills were quirky and cute, but it’s always nice to see the chemistry in action when you’re heading into a rom-com. The new JTBC series stars Han Ye-seul (Birth of a Beauty) as a phony fortuneteller and Sung Joon (High Society)... More »