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Drama Casting & News
You From Another Star exhibition draws the masses
by | June 17, 2014 | 46 Comments
Ah, Korean capitalism at its best: Have you ever wanted to step into your favorite drama? Well, now’s your chance! Built at a cost of just over $2.9 million US, a special You From Another Star experience center opened a week ago at Dongdaemun Design Plaza, and it has already drawn over 6,000 visitors. As... More »


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Ji Chang-wook courted to play young-again grandpa
by | June 17, 2014 | 38 Comments
It looks like we have another grandpa body-swap drama in the works, but it’s the reverse of the rapid-aging Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit. This time a 70-year-old grandpa will be rapidly reverse-aging, down to his early thirties. It’s essentially the male version of the hit movie Miss Granny (also called Suspicious Girl), about a grandma... More »


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Mics at the ready for Trot Lovers
by | June 17, 2014 | 30 Comments
Just a couple more posters and then we’re there: A week out from the premiere of Trot Lovers, we’re nearly at the end of the promo wave. Which is fine, since I’m happy to begin the actual cuteness of this drama instead of just sitting here waiting in hope of future possible cuteness. Impatience—that’s just... More »


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Plus Nine Boys get their girls
by | June 16, 2014 | 37 Comments
Kyung Su-jin, Yoo Da-in, Park Cho-rong, Lee Chae-mi Now that the boys have been cast in tvN’s new coming-of-age drama Plus Nine Boys, it’s time for each of them to get a girl. I think I like this show’s unusual four-by-four approach, because it feels more like casting a sitcom or large family drama, where... More »


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Nodame Cantabile casts its genius conductor
by | June 16, 2014 | 74 Comments
We have another addition to the cast of Korea’s remake of Nodame Cantabile, joining Joo-won in the music-university-set drama about a talented (but uptight) piano and conducting student and the cast of wacky musicians who surround him. The quirky heroine role of Nodame is still up for grabs (Shim Eun-kyung ended up passing), but we... More »


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Park Ha-sun completes Temptation’s love square
by | June 16, 2014 | 31 Comments
Confirmations are in for the main cast of SBS’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Temptation, starring Kwon Sang-woo (Medical Top Team) as a man caught between his wife and a chaebol heiress who makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Choi Ji-woo (Suspicious Housekeeper) is playing the heiress, and Lee Jung-jin (Hundred Year Inheritance) has signed on... More »


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Clashing agendas at war in Marriage Not Dating’s teasers
by | June 14, 2014 | 39 Comments
They look awfully cute together, don’t they? The first batch of stills and teasers are out for tvN’s new Friday-Saturday drama Marriage Not Dating, a romantic comedy about a woman who wants to marry and a man who doesn’t. In real life, you might say that’s a good reason to split up; in dramaland, it’s... More »


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A New Leaf gets pruned to 16 episodes
by | June 13, 2014 | 54 Comments
Ouch, it’s never good news when a drama’s episode count gets cut. MBC has announced that it’ll be shortening the run for current Wednesday-Thursday drama A New Leaf from 18 episodes down to 16 total. The network cited its own preemptions as the cause, first for a World Cup send-off game, and then again the... More »


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Lee Jung-jin courted for Temptation
by | June 12, 2014 | 49 Comments
Eek, be still my heart. Two of my longtime crushes appearing together on the small screen? I don’t know about you all but my crushes have vintages, and age like fine wine — I may not have as much time to obsess over them these days, what with life happening and newer faces making names... More »


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First script read for fantasy sageuk Night Watchman
by | June 12, 2014 | 58 Comments
Production is officially underway for MBC’s new ghostbusting fantasy sageuk The Records of a Night Watchman, starring Jung Il-woo (Gold Rainbow) as a prince gifted with the supernatural ability to see ghosts who moonlights as a night watchman to rid the world of evil spirits. The fictional universe of the drama is filled with magic,... More »


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Hong Jong-hyun to romance Song Yoon-ah in Mama
by | June 12, 2014 | 37 Comments
Hong Jong-hyun, why you gotta keep doing dramas I don’t want to watch? (On that list: Heading to the Ground, Wild Romance, My Beloved, Her Lovely Heels. I like him so much—much of it is residual nerd-love from Vampire Idol, although White Christmas isn’t a bad one to have on one’s resumé—but wish he did... More »