Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Twisted ambitions clash in posters and teaser for Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
by | January 23, 2017 | 31 Comments
MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People has released its official posters and a new teaser. The new sageuk is a not a typical retelling of the famous Joseon legend about Hong Gil-dong; rather, it’s based on a true story of an insurgent who led a commoner’s rebellion against King Yeonsangun during... More »


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Shin Hye-sun eyes tvN mystery-thriller Forest of Secrets
by | January 23, 2017 | 18 Comments
Good to see that Shin Hye-sun is keeping up with her busy drama schedule, and is looking to follow up her current (but soon-to-end) gig on Legend of the Blue Sea with a role in tvN’s upcoming Forest of Secrets, the mystery-thriller starring Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift–14 Days) and Bae Doo-na (Tunnel). The drama centers... More »


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Hwang Woo-seul-hye joins Ruler as Yoo Seung-ho’s helper
by | January 23, 2017 | 11 Comments
I really liked Hwang Woo-seul-hye in her recent projects—as the funny self-involved friend who took passive-aggressiveness to new heights in Drinking Solo, and as the warm eldest sister in the weekend family drama Feel-Good Day—so I’m happy to see that she’s lined up a role in a high-profile project. She’s been confirmed to join MBC’s... More »


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Hidden backs and handholds for Man to Man
by | January 23, 2017 | 38 Comments
In keeping with the feel this show has been promoting all along, the latest teaser posters for JTBC’s Man to Man are snazzy and stylish, with the main characters—Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap), Park Sung-woong (Remember–Son’s War), and Kim Min-jung (Gap-dong)—looking cool and confident. Each character is pictured from the back with their faces... More »


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Goblin writer Kim Eun-sook discusses her next project
by | January 23, 2017 | 244 Comments
It’s only been a day since her last drama ended, but star writer Kim Eun-sook is already being asked about her next project. I guess there’s no rest when you’re in demand. Kim penned two hit dramas in 2016-17—KBS’s Descended From the Sun and tvN’s The Lonely Shining Goblin—and had a string of successful syndrome... More »


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Moon Chae-won offered lead in tvN’s Bride of the Water God 2017
by | January 22, 2017 | 178 Comments
Time to cross your fingers and send up your collective fan prayers, because Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black) has been offered the lead role in buzz project Bride of the Water God 2017, which will be written by Misaeng and Arang and the Magistrate writer Jung Yoon-jung and directed by Queen In-hyun’s Man and Nine... More »


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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 16-22, 2017
by | January 22, 2017 | 104 Comments
We got some new premieres this week, but it’s only the beginning of the glut of dramas that’ll soon be upon us. Among them was the quirky Introverted Boss over on tvN, which pulled in relatively low numbers for the network—but it also airs an hour later than its competition, and maybe that’s one hour... More »


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News bites: January 21, 2017
by | January 21, 2017 | 49 Comments
Kim Tae-hee, Rain Them babies are gonna be beautiful: Congratulations to Rain and Kim Tae-hee, who first divulged to fans on January 17 that they were engaged, then made it official two days later by tying the knot in a small ceremony that included family and close friends (Kim’s BFF Honey Lee caught the bouquet).... More »


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Strong Woman Do Bong-soon becomes our very own neighborhood superhero
by | January 20, 2017 | 57 Comments
Already I have a good feeling about the upcoming JTBC rom-com Strong Woman Do Bong-soon — hopefully, it’ll satisfy my sweet tooth cravings! The latest teasers show off Do Bong-soon’s incredibly awesome strength, as she uses her powers for good. I can’t wait to see Park Hyung-shik (Hwarang) and Park Bo-young (Oh My Ghostess) fall... More »


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Choi Kang-hee courted to be ajumma detective in KBS’s Mystery Queen
by | January 20, 2017 | 21 Comments
I know we’ve seen a lot of dramas crop up in twos or threes whenever a new trend hits, but this is a weirdly specific one. Choi Kang-hee (Heart to Heart) is currently considering an offer to headline a new KBS drama called Mystery Queen, about an ajumma who loves mystery novels and starts solving... More »