Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Police Unit 38 will lie, cheat, or swindle you for your taxes
by | May 3, 2016 | 138 Comments
If only there were enforcers as scary-looking as Ma Dong-seok (Bad Guys) going after rich people for not paying their taxes in real life, people might follow the rules. Though I think the point Police Unit 38 is making with its first teaser is that the usual tactics don’t work against these people, which is... More »

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Park So-dam confirms taking the lead in Beautiful Mind
by | May 2, 2016 | 78 Comments
IT’S ABOUT TIME. That only took forever. And why couldn’t they have announced this yesterday instead of insisting Park So-dam was still unconfirmed? Was it to draw out the reveal? Keep the tease going? Stir curiosity? Somebody tell the drama that’s not how you build suspense.   Via TV Report, Chosun RELATED POSTS Beautiful Mind... More »

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SBS replaces Deal with thriller Wanted, courts Kim Hyun-joo
by | May 2, 2016 | 44 Comments
The writing seemed to be on the wall for melodrama Deal, which was in danger of losing its timeslot as the upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama following Entertainer. SBS has made the final decision to go with a thriller drama called The Reality Show—Wanted instead, and an offer is currently out to Kim Hyun-joo (I Have a... More »

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Kwon Yul in talks to join Bring It On, Ghost
by | May 2, 2016 | 98 Comments
We’ve got another possible casting addition to tvN’s supernatural horror-comedy drama Bring It On, Ghost, the webtoon adaptation about a ghost and an exorcist becoming roommates. The series has confirmed Kim So-hyun (Who Are You—School 2015) to headline, and Ok Taecyeon (Assembly) is considering the lead role opposite her. I appreciate that you guys did... More »

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Beautiful Mind holds test shoots without lead actress
by | May 1, 2016 | 35 Comments
I’ll try not to be alarmist about this, but it’s difficult to follow the news of KBS’s upcoming Beautiful Mind and not think it’s going worryingly awry. Recent reports have stated that the drama, which is set to premiere next month and hasn’t secured a lead actress yet, went ahead and held a test shoot... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Apr. 25–May 1, 2016
by | May 1, 2016 | 67 Comments
There were a couple new premieres this week, most of them taking place in the weekday primetime slots. The somewhat hilariously named Master—God of Noodle got off to a decent start with 7.6%, though it can’t bode well for the show to have dropped an entire point for its second episode. Still, there’s hope for... More »

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News bites: April 30, 2016
by | April 30, 2016 | 55 Comments
Seo Kang-joon, Ji Jin-hee Seo Kang-joon (Cheese in the Trap) is set to make a special cameo appearance on SBS’s showbiz drama Entertainer. Seo made a surprise cameo appearance in support of his fellow 5urprise member Gong Myung, who plays the guitarist in the band. Seo will appear as Gong’s rival from Juilliard, and the... More »

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Descended From the Sun adds jolt to the Korean economy
by | April 29, 2016 | 82 Comments
The recent hit medical-military drama Descended From the Sun, starring Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-gyo, has caused an explosion of economic growth. According to a report by the foreign economic research department of the Export-Import Bank of Korea, Descended is estimated to generate a whopping 1 trillion KRW increase in revenue. In addition to the... More »

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Japanese remake of Misaeng to star Nakajima Yuto
by | April 29, 2016 | 46 Comments
FujiTV plans to release the Japanese drama remake of tvN’s Misaeng this July. Tentatively titled HOPE – Zero Expectations New Employee, this adaptation of the 2014 hit webtoon-turned-drama will feature idol-actor Nakajima Yuto (Detective Ballerino) as the titular New Employee. In Korea, Misaeng received ratings nearly unheard of for a cable drama, reaching the record... More »

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Variety drama After the Play Ends up for July premiere on tvN
by | April 29, 2016 | 12 Comments
Hm, I’m still not entirely sure I know what dramaland means by “variety drama”—and that’s after seeing some, even—but they keep giving them a try, and a new one is in the works at tvN called After the Play Ends (working title). Two actors, Baek Sung-hyun (Hwajung, Beloved Eun-dong) and Minhyuk of idol group BtoB... More »

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