Archive for the ‘Drama Casting & News’ Category

Drama Casting & News
Bad Guys prepares to unleash its hunting dogs
by | October 3, 2014 | 56 Comments
This totally crept up on me, partly because October crept up on me, but also because Saturday night isn’t the usual timeslot for OCN — their newest drama Bad Guys is finally premiering tomorrow, after spending months in development and production. (We’ve been calling it Bad Boys, but OCN seems to be going with Bad... More »


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Misaeng’s posters bring webtoon characters to life
by | October 2, 2014 | 24 Comments
Here’s a set of drama posters you don’t see every day. The new tvN workplace drama Misaeng (Incomplete Life) is an adaptation of a beloved webtoon with a huge following, and the show commissioned the original creator (writer and artist) Yoon Tae-ho to design the drama’s posters. Each of the main actors is featured in... More »


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Shin Ha-kyun to star in young-again fantasy drama Mr. Baek
by | October 2, 2014 | 32 Comments
Huh, this is an interesting casting direction. The young-again grandpa body-swap comedy Mr. Baek has now found a home at MBC, and the series must’ve gone through some significant changes since we first heard about it. Namely, the hero casting trajectory went: Ji Chang-wook, Kim Nam-gil (who turned the project down early on in favor... More »


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Liar Game’s naive heroine, shrewd lifeline, and mysterious gamemaster
by | October 2, 2014 | 50 Comments
Here we have our first teaser for tvN’s remake of Japanese drama Liar Game, which, in the way of all tvN previews, is short but stylish. It’s more of a conceptual teaser than a plot-based one, but gets across the premise neatly: There’s a game involving money that requires you to abandon all trust in... More »


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2014 Korea Drama Awards
by | October 1, 2014 | 189 Comments
The Korea Drama Awards (part of the two-week Korea Drama Festival that kicked off today) isn’t one of the bigger award ceremonies around, but being that it’s drama-focused and inclusive of both broadcast and cable programs, it’s worth a look—even if the winners list does seem rather scattershot. The awards ceremony was held in the... More »


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Birth of a Beauty adds Wang Ji-hye, Han Sang-jin
by | October 1, 2014 | 11 Comments
With its leads in place, new SBS weekend drama Birth of a Beauty is starting to line up the rest of its cast, beginning with Wang Ji-hye, who’s making a return to weekends not long after her last drama Hotel King, and Han Sang-jin, who was last in the revenge drama Big Man. I’m pretty... More »


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The laughter begins in Cantabile Tomorrow’s second teaser
by | September 30, 2014 | 56 Comments
Not that I was worried, but I’m glad that this show intends to be funny. The first teaser for KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Cantabile Tomorrow was more lyrical and contemplative, but the second teaser brings out more of the bubbly feel I expect from the drama. There’s always the risk of the comedy going too... More »


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Han Ye-seul, Joo Sang-wook confirm Birth of a Beauty
by | September 29, 2014 | 58 Comments
It took three years, but Han Ye-seul (Myung-wol the Spy) will be making her dramaland comeback this fall in the new SBS weekend drama Birth of a Beauty. She and Joo Sang-wook (Sly and Single Again) have confirmed that they’ll be headlining the series, about an ajumma who sheds weight, gets plastic surgery, and becomes... More »


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First run-ins and script reads for Pride and Prejudice
by | September 29, 2014 | 28 Comments
Filming has commenced on MBC’s legal-themed drama Pride and Prejudice, as you can see from these stills of leads Choi Jin-hyuk and Baek Jin-hee in their first shoots for the series. The scene pictured actually takes place five years before the characters’ official meeting, in which prosecutor Choi Jin-hyuk and student Baek Jin-hee have a... More »


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Counting down to the weekend with Misaeng
by | September 29, 2014 | 29 Comments
The teasers for Misaeng continue to be relatably funny, as you can see in two more previews featuring two of its leads, Im Shi-wan and Kang So-ra. The story depicts the lives of ordinary office workers encountering everyday conflicts and foibles, and the original Misaeng manhwa was a hit with twenty- and thirtysomething office workers... More »


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Seo Joon-young joins King’s Face as face-reading fortuneteller
by | September 26, 2014 | 19 Comments
Agh, Seo Joon-young (Secret Door) as the face reader? And with Seo In-gook (High School King of Savvy) as the king? Great, now I HAVE to watch this drama. Maybe it’ll even cure my heartache over Seo Joon-young’s role in Secret Door? (…Or maybe I don’t want a cure! *WAILS*) The actor has now signed... More »