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Drama Casting & News
Kim Tae-hee’s dreamy first stills for Yong-pal
by | July 21, 2015 | 26 Comments
Yong-pal has already given us the first stills of series star Joo-won, and now it’s Kim Tae-hee’s turn as the drama’s leading lady. She’s pictured here in her first shoots for the SBS show, which took place on the 17th; she plays a chaebol heiress described as a Sleeping Beauty, hidden away in a VIP... More »

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Choi Won-young to play Choi Ji-woo’s husband in Twenty Again
by | July 21, 2015 | 20 Comments
Ah, we finally find out more about Choi Ji-woo’s husband in her new tvN drama Twenty Again, now that the role has been cast. Choi Won-young (I Remember You) has signed on for the part, which is bound to make the love triangle interesting because he’s so good at being charismatic no matter the character... More »

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Press conference day for JTBC’s Last
by | July 21, 2015 | 19 Comments
It’s premiere week for action-noir drama Last, which held its production press conference on the afternoon of July 21 with its main cast and producers: Yoon Kye-sang and Lee Beom-soo as the two leads who face off in a fierce fight in Seoul’s underground society, with Seo Ye-ji, Park Ye-jin, and Park Won-sang in supporting... More »

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Twenty Again casts Choi Ji-woo’s son and classmate
by | July 20, 2015 | 34 Comments
We’ve got new casting additions to tvN’s coming-of-age campus drama Twenty Again, which stars Choi Ji-woo (Temptation) as a mother who decides to go back to school and joins her son as a member of his university’s freshman class. Cue embarrassing but utterly adorable mother-son hijinks? Kim Min-jae (The Producers, Persevere Gu Hae-ra) has joined... More »

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Kang Ji-hwan, Moon Geun-young courted for new drama Home Alone
by | July 19, 2015 | 77 Comments
Good news: Kang Ji-hwan (Big Man) and Moon Geun-young (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi) may be teaming up for a new drama! Aw, I’ve missed them in good dramas! Less good news news: The drama comes from writer Kim Do-hyun of tvN’s weirdly mishmashed rom-com-murder drama My Secret Hotel, and is produced by Dream E&M, which... More »

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News bites: July 19, 2015
by | July 19, 2015 | 14 Comments
Kang Ye-won, Lee Sang-yoon Lee Sang-yoon (Liar Game) has been cast opposite Kang Ye-won (Bad Guys) in the thriller Come To See Me. Production on the film began this past week, and Lee plays a PD of a newly developed news program. He investigates a fiery incident for the pilot episode, and Kang plays the lone survivor... More »

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Trapped in a nightmare for Yong-pal’s first teaser
by | July 17, 2015 | 46 Comments
“The way to escape a bad dream is to wake up. But if you cannot wake up, the nightmare continues.” That’s the narration driving the first teaser for Yong-pal, which takes dreamy and decidedly metaphorical bent on the drama’s premise. In the clip, Kim Tae-hee floats in air talking of a nightmare she can’t escape... More »

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Lee Hyun-woo, Yook Sung-jae courted for KBS’s Murim School
by | July 17, 2015 | 63 Comments
Okay, if you can get Lee Hyun-woo (Battle of Yeonpyeong) and Yook Sung-jae (Who Are You—School 2015) to headline your drama, I almost don’t care that I still can’t figure out what the heck it’s about. Almost. Eh, I’m sure I’ll be too busy angsting over the fact that Yook Sung-jae keeps breaking my heaaaaaaaart... More »

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Shin Mina, So Ji-sub sign on to rom-com drama Oh My God
by | July 17, 2015 | 129 Comments
Whoa, this drama came out of nowhere and somehow it’s managed to secure two big stars to headline, So Ji-sub (Master’s Sun) and Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate). I dunno how KBS pulled it off but I’m assuming there has to be a cracking story or script that lured the stars in, because the... More »

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Ryu Soo-young, Dasom to headline KBS comedy Taming Mother-in-Law
by | July 16, 2015 | 34 Comments
KBS has announced its (probable) lineup for upcoming drama Taming Mother-in-Law, with its three main leads either now confirmed or in final talks to settle their participation: Ryu Soo-young (Endless Love, Two Weeks), Sistar idol Dasom (Melody of Love), and veteran dramaland mom Go Du-shim (High Society). The drama’s initial promotional round hit a hiccup... More »

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Go Jun-hee to reunite with Hwang Jung-eum in She Was Pretty
by | July 16, 2015 | 16 Comments
Go Jun-hee (Yawang) might become the latest addition to MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama She Was Pretty, which is still courting Kill Me, Heal Me costars Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon to headline. The offer is out to Go Jun-hee to play the second lead opposite Hwang Jung-eum, which she’s actually done once before in 2011’s... More »