Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Raise a glass (or eight) to Drinking Solo’s drink enthusiasts
by | August 8, 2016 | 30 Comments
Well, the conceit is straightforward and simple: Drinking Solo is about a bunch of people who drink alone, and based on the teaser videos, that’s the way they like it. With the PD of Let’s Eat at the helm, I expect similarly lighthearted and heart-warming tales of bonding through the characters’ love of drink, with... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Aug. 1-7, 2016
by | August 7, 2016 | 204 Comments
The pre-emptions for the Olympics have begun, so it’s best that we all start preparing ourselves for the primetime disruptions to come. Don’t worry, we’ll be ready to hand out complimentary and completely metaphorical tissues if/when our favorite shows get pushed back. Pssh, sports.... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: August 6, 2016
by | August 6, 2016 | 46 Comments
Joo Ji-hoon, Lee Yoon-ji Joo Ji-hoon (Mask) has received a proposal to join Lee Sung-min and Hwang Jung-min in Yoon Jong-bin’s upcoming film Maneuver, which will be based on a true story about a joint project involving North and South Koreans and the underground dealings that occur as the two parties come together for a... More »

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Unpredictable laughs and tears in JTBC’s Fantastic
by | August 5, 2016 | 47 Comments
You know, you had me at “Joo Sang-wook playing a foot-actor.” It wasn’t until Joo Sang-wook took on comedy (Sly and Single Again, Birth of a Beauty) that I really thought he lit up the screen (though it’s true that his moment of reawakening can be traced back earlier to weekend saga Giant, and then... More »

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Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim recruits students Seo Hyun-jin, Yoo Yeon-seok
by | August 5, 2016 | 85 Comments
Are they trying to kill me with cuteness? Because it seems like they’re trying to kill me with cuteness. Seo Hyun-jin (Oh Hae-young Again) and Yoo Yeon-seok (Warm and Cozy) in a drama romance might just do me in, because individually I find them ridiculously adorable, and together, well I’m a goner. The two actors... More »

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My Sassy Girl swaps out lead actress, courts Oh Yeon-seo to star
by | August 4, 2016 | 95 Comments
Wait, they’re changing My Sassy Girl’s sassy girl? Then what the heck was the point of that massive open audition with 1,800 hopefuls, plus reality survival show with top ten finalists, all in an effort to pick a fresh face? Well I guess it all seems moot now, because the finalist who was cast in... More »

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Moonlight Drawn By Clouds promises unpredictable, hilarious, heart-stopping romance
by | August 3, 2016 | 105 Comments
I love the outright comedic tone of the Moonlight Drawn By Clouds promos, which acknowledge the outrageousness of its premise — the crown prince falls in love with his eunuch, who’s a girl passing herself off as a man — and are going after that absurdity full-force. I have a lot of fond memories of... More »

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Lee Soo-kyung may become dutiful daughter for Father, I’ll Take Care of You
by | August 3, 2016 | 4 Comments
MBC’s upcoming weekend drama Father, I’ll Take Care of You might have found its leading lady in Lee Soo-kyung (My Little Baby). Last week, Kim Jae-won (Hwajeong) announced that he was also thinking about signing onto this drama. Currently, Lee Soo-kyung has received the script and is in the middle of considering taking the role... More »

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Lee Je-hoon offered time-travel romance Tomorrow With You
by | August 3, 2016 | 72 Comments
OH. This is so much better! Lee Je-hoon (Signal) and Shin Mina (Oh My Venus) together in a time-travel romance? Be still my heart. Upcoming tvN fantasy drama Tomorrow With You has encountered its share of casting drama and production setbacks, from an early rejection by Han Ji-min, to a scandal that took Lee Min-ki... More »

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Travelers sign up for Lee Yeon-hee’s guided tour in JTBC’s The Package
by | August 2, 2016 | 62 Comments
Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Yeon-hee, Choi Woo-shik The cast has been confirmed for JTBC’s new drama The Package, and it’s an interesting mix of actors that they’ve gathered for this ensemble travel drama. I can’t say I’m very excited by Lee Yeon-hee (Hwajeong) teaming up with Jung Yong-hwa (Three Musketeers) — they seem similar, but not... More »

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