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Drama Casting & News
Cantabile Tomorrow’s light, sentimental first teaser
by | September 25, 2014 | 94 Comments
The first teaser’s out for Cantabile Tomorrow, and I’m liking what I see. It’s not overtly funny, but has a light, sensitive touch (inasmuch as we can judge in thirty seconds), and the tone, cinematography, and use of music—Mendelssohn’s 4th—is really working for me. In the trailer, Joo-won says in voice-over: “The moment he waved... More »


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Baek Sung-hyun headlines romantic comedy web drama
by | September 24, 2014 | 19 Comments
Baek Sung-hyun (IRIS 2) will be pulling double duty online next month, as he’ll be starring in two web dramas set to premiere around the same time. He was recently cast in the upcoming web series Love Cells, where he’ll play a top idol; he’s now been cast to headline a different 6-episode web drama... More »


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Seo In-gook and Jo Yoon-hee confirm King’s Face
by | September 24, 2014 | 30 Comments
I half-expected this drama never to see the light of day, but then again, controversy doesn’t seem to stop most broadcasters from airing content and dealing with the fallout later. In the case of KBS’s fusion sageuk The King’s Face, the drama has been embroiled in plagiarism controversy since late this summer, when production house... More »


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Uhm Tae-woong gets a little bro in Valid Love
by | September 24, 2014 | 10 Comments
Valid Love’s launch may have been delayed in favor of another drama (the remake of Liar Game) but the upcoming tvN drama from My Name Is Kim Sam-soon and What’s Up Fox’s writer is still busily proceeding with pre-production: It has added Park Jung-min (You’re All Surrounded) to its cast, to play younger brother to... More »


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Oh Ji-ho heads back to the Joseon era in late fall
by | September 23, 2014 | 17 Comments
He of the magnificent dimples is returning to dramaland for the first time since tying the knot back in April (excuse me for a moment while I mourn his bachelorhood). A JTBC source has confirmed that Oh Ji-ho (Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong, God of the Workplace) will play the lead in the cable channel’s upcoming “modern... More »


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Bae Doo-na films in Seoul for sci-fi series Sense8
by | September 23, 2014 | 14 Comments
As previously mentioned, Bae Doo-na is back in Korea and busily filming, though not for a Korean production. She’s been cast in Sense8, a television series that’ll mark her third collaboration with Hollywood producers the Wachowskis (after Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending), which is planned for a Netflix run to launch in 2015. Sense8 is... More »


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Modern Farmer puts rockers out to pasture
by | September 23, 2014 | 45 Comments
Even with its not-quite-sensical premise, SBS weekend miniseries Modern Farmer continues to make me chuckle with its teasers and posters. The comedy is inexplicably about a rock band becoming farmers, by which I mean, we’re not really told why on earth these boys are forced from idol band stardom in the big city to tending... More »


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Park Shi-yeon becomes Miss Mom for Greatest Marriage
by | September 22, 2014 | 50 Comments
This drama’s been flying under my radar a bit, but it’s almost go-time for Greatest Marriage, whose launch is less than a week away. It comes to us via cable station TV Chosun, where it’ll take up residence for the next two months as their new weekend drama. The production held a press conference on... More »


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Misaeng teases realistic portrayal of salaryman’s life
by | September 22, 2014 | 64 Comments
I’m really looking forward to Misaeng (Incomplete Life), the next project from PD Kim Won-seok (Monstar, Sungkyunkwan Scandal) and writer Jung Yoon-jung (Monstar, Arang and the Magistrate) headed to tvN next month. It’s the highly-anticipated drama adaptation of a hit webtoon that has a mania following in Korea for its realistic and relatable portrayal of... More »


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Campus meetings and musical instruments in Cantabile Tomorrow
by | September 21, 2014 | 105 Comments
So far I’ve been satisfied with the casting behind Cantabile Tomorrow, KBS’s remake of Japanese drama/anime/manga Nodame Cantabile, and now that we’re starting to see stills of the cast members in character, I continue to be cautiously optimistic. These first four images feature four of the more visible supporting characters, and at least visually, I... More »


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Choi Min-soo joins Pride and Prejudice as cool-headed prosecutor
by | September 20, 2014 | 15 Comments
Choi Min-soo? As a prosecutor? You mean a mob boss undercover as a prosecutor, right? I had to read the story twice to make sure, but it seems to be fact — veteran badass Choi Min-soo (Sword and Flower, Happy Ending) will be joining the MBC legal drama Pride and Prejudice as an honest-to-goodness prosecutor.... More »