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Drama Casting & News
Hidden tears in Secret Door’s character posters
by | September 1, 2014 | 30 Comments
If Lee Je-hoon is already making me sad with his crying-but-not-crying character poster, I don’t know how I’m going to survive all of Secret Door without getting my heart crushed. The fusion historical drama is a re-imagining of the legendary tale of the most troubled father-son relationship in Joseon history, between King Yeongjo (Han Seok-kyu)... More »


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Joo Sang-wook courted for Birth of a Beauty
by | August 30, 2014 | 43 Comments
It seems a number of upcoming weekend dramas are basing their plots on box office successes. We just heard about MBC’s new drama, Legendary Witch, the plot of which sounds suspiciously like Gift of Room 7, albeit with a female cast. Now we’ve got SBS joining in on the action with Birth of a Beauty... More »


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Ha Suk-jin joins upcoming weekend drama Legendary Witch
by | August 29, 2014 | 21 Comments
Thank goodness Ha Suk-jin’s dramaland return didn’t take long. The actor, who wrapped Thrice-Married Woman in March, will be returning to MBC in the fall as the male lead in a weekender called Legendary Witch (or Witch of Legend). The new show’s premise sounds interesting: It will revolve around four women who were cellmates at... More »


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Spring Days brings second chance at life and love
by | August 29, 2014 | 35 Comments
It looks like we’ll have a sweet, uplifting human drama on our hands with MBC’s My Spring Days. Though it’s a melodrama about a man whose life falls apart with the death of his wife and a woman who faces a terminal illness, the story is about second chances as they find their way to... More »


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Secret Door preview hints at chilling father-son conflict
by | August 28, 2014 | 29 Comments
Ahhh, I’m going to have to enlist somebody to keep me calm about Secret Door, my expectations for which just keep climbing. The first teaser is out, and while it’s brief, it sets the suspenseful, intense tone perfectly with King Yeongjo (Han Seok-kyu) sternly facing his desperate-to-please but ultimately doomed son, Crown Prince Sado (Lee... More »


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Rain-soaked puppy love in She’s So Lovable
by | August 28, 2014 | 84 Comments
Here’s our first glimpse of Rain’s dramaland comeback in She’s So Lovable, SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama about future idol singers and the agency that turns them into stars. They really should’ve just called the drama Idol Factory, though maybe that’s just my wishful thinking that if we’re going to have a drama about idols, it... More »
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PD Lee Yoon-jung returns with romantic comedy for tvN
by | August 27, 2014 | 42 Comments
There’s been a mass exodus of drama talent to cable networks in the last few years and especially in the last few months, and among those who made the big headlines was PD Lee Yoon-jung, of Coffee Prince, Triple, and Taereung National Village. She ended her contract with MBC in May and made the move... More »


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Secret Door reveals its king and romantic killer
by | August 26, 2014 | 46 Comments
I am pretty pumped up about SBS’s upcoming historical drama Secret Door, half because that the cast is amazing, and half because it’s a gruesomely fascinating slice of history rife with pathos and emotion—and a heckuva mystery, as nobody has the definitive explanation for what caused Crown Prince Sado (played here by Lee Je-hoon) to... More »


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KBS full steam ahead with King’s Face, casts Jo Yoon-hee to star
by | August 26, 2014 | 28 Comments
Recent controversy doesn’t seem to have derailed KBS, accusations of plagiarism and lawsuits be damned. On August 25, producers of the 2013 movie The Face Reader filed for an injunction against KBS for their unauthorized drama remake The King’s Face, alleging that KBS met with them to make the drama, backed out of the deal,... More »


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Face Reader producers file injunction against KBS for King’s Face
by | August 25, 2014 | 19 Comments
It’s possible we won’t be seeing The King’s Face on KBS this fall, as originally planned. The drama adaptation of the 2013 film The Face Reader was scheduled to air in November and was courting Seo In-gook to headline. But on August 25, The Face Reader’s production company, Jupiter Film, filed for an injunction claiming... More »


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Press conference for the cast of Reset
by | August 22, 2014 | 14 Comments
The stars of the upcoming OCN thriller Reset were out in full force for a press conference this week to promote the show, with leads Chun Jung-myung and Kim So-hyun, along with supporting cast members Park Won-sang and Shin Eun-jung, fielding questions. In the show, Chun Jung-myung is a tenacious prosecutor who lost his first... More »