Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
SBS, KBS fight over rom-com Jealousy Incarnate
by | April 12, 2016 | 114 Comments
Well I guess it’s apt for a drama called Jealousy Incarnate to have some broadcasters feuding jealously over who gets to air the drama on their station. Nothing’s been decided yet, but the new romantic comedy starring Gong Hyo-jin (It’s Okay, It’s Love) and Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess) spent the day being alternately claimed... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Apr. 4–Apr. 10, 2016
by | April 10, 2016 | 76 Comments
The Monday-Tuesday shows have only just begun their runs, but already we’re seeing changes to the order that came out the first week. Next week will be pretty interesting to see when it comes to that lineup, if only to know whether the trends established this week will continue. But with ratings, sometimes you just... More »

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News bites: April 9, 2016
by | April 9, 2016 | 56 Comments
Ahn Jae-hyun, Gu Hye-sun Theirs isn’t a typical meet-cute story, but at least Gu Hye-sun (32) and Ahn Jae-hyun (29) got more out of Blood than poor reviews. The two confirmed last month that they had quietly been seeing each other since the drama ended, and that they’ll tie the knot in a small family ceremony on May 21. [DongA]... More »

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Beast’s Beauty: Baek Jin-hee out, Girl’s Day’s Minah in?
by | April 8, 2016 | 38 Comments
Well this is a strange development. New SBS weekend rom-com Beast’s Beauty was initially courting Baek Jin-hee (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol) to star opposite Namgoong Min (Remember—Son’s War). But Baek Jin-hee has turned down the offer, and so now they’re courting Girl’s Day idol Minah (Sweet Savage Family) for the part. Uh… I guess they... More »

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Entertainer’s crabby producer throws a tantrum
by | April 8, 2016 | 49 Comments
I really hope this drama lives up to its ridiculous teasers. I’ll be disappointed if Entertainer takes itself too seriously, or if the teasers end up being false advertising, which has happened enough times for me to be wary. But so far they’re hilarious, and I have faith that Ji Sung will bring the same... More »

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Yoon Shi-yoon wanders the forest in Mirror of the Witch
by | April 8, 2016 | 40 Comments
I’m just so glad to have Yoon Shi-yoon back from army duty that it almost doesn’t matter what it’s for… which is a dangerous statement to make because I would hate to eat those words. So far so good with Mirror of the Witch, though, the JTBC fantasy sageuk that he’s chosen as his comeback... More »

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Yoo Yeon-seok courted for SBS revenge melodrama Deal
by | April 7, 2016 | 49 Comments
Ooh, Yoo Yeon-seok in a revenge drama — I like the sound of that. It might even erase Warm and Cozy from my brain, which would be a nice bonus. Deal is the new project from writer Choi Ho-chul of melodramas Mask and Secret, about one man’s revenge against a chaebol family, described as the... More »

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Lee Soo-hyuk, Lee Chung-ah complete Lucky Romance’s love square
by | April 7, 2016 | 70 Comments
Confirmations are in for the second leads of MBC’s new romantic comedy Lucky Romance, which will reportedly diverge a little from its webtoon source material to create more of a traditional drama love square. I take that to mean that Lee Soo-hyuk (Neighborhood Hero) and Lee Chung-ah (Vampire Detective) will get bigger roles, which I’m... More »

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Descended From the Sun gets Chinese remake
by | April 7, 2016 | 95 Comments
Wow, that was fast. There’s remake talk already, when the original isn’t even done airing. KBS’s mega-hit drama Descended From the Sun might be nearing the end of its run domestically, but production company NEW is only getting started with international remakes of the property. Plans are already in motion for the Chinese version, and... More »

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Palace romance Moonlight Drawn By Clouds courts Kim Go-eun, probably
by | April 6, 2016 | 143 Comments
Kim Ji-won, Kim Go-eun, Seolhyun Perhaps the upcoming youth sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is stirring particular excitement for its fantasy-romance plot, or maybe it’s because Park Bo-gum (Answer Me 1988) is going to be playing the lead, but we’ve had quite a bit of noise in the news about this show recently. There has... More »

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