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Drama Casting & News
Park Seo-joon courted for MBC drama Kill Me, Heal Me
by | November 11, 2014 | 41 Comments
So it looks like MBC is going ahead with Kill Me, Heal Me as their next Wednesday-Thursday drama in the new year. This is the other drama with a hero who has a split-personality (I knooooow, of all the trends), that Hyun Bin got into a media scuffle with over his potential-maybe-but-not-really casting. He ended... More »


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Honey Lee courted to be Jang Hyuk’s queen in Shine or Go Crazy
by | November 10, 2014 | 51 Comments
I never really thought twice about Honey Lee until her current role in the comically ridiculous rockers-on-the-homestead drama Modern Farmer, but I have so much love for actresses who are willing to put aside their vanity for comedy, which is what she’s doing to great effect. It’s why I’m not necessarily happy that she might... More »


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News bites: November 8, 2014
by | November 8, 2014 | 37 Comments
Kim Sung-ryung, Lee Jong-hyuk Kim Sung-ryung (Heirs) and Lee Jong-hyuk (Dating Agency Cyrano) might be pairing up as a married couple in the upcoming weekend drama Equator’s Flower. Sadly, the spouses don’t care too much for each other; their union is all for show. As a result of growing up in a poor hillside village,... More »


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Jung Woong-in reprises serial killer role in Pinocchio cameo
by | November 7, 2014 | 39 Comments
HA. These are the kinds of cameos that I love — I Hear Your Voice alum Jung Woong-in (Endless Love) stopped by the set of Pinocchio to shoot a cameo appearance as none other than Min Joon-gook, his scary serial killer character who terrorized Lee Jong-seok and Lee Bo-young on I Hear Your Voice. The... More »


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Reporters and buried secrets drive action thriller Healer
by | November 6, 2014 | 32 Comments
I’m still trying to figure out how all the pieces of KBS’s Healer fit together, but on the upside at least all of the parts seem interesting. It sounds part action movie, part suspense thriller, part mystery, and part spy caper; the last teaser video put me in mind of City Hunter, but since I... More »


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Spotlighting the faces of King’s Face
by | November 6, 2014 | 16 Comments
This teaser for King’s Face is pretty brief, but at least it’s to the point: As we see each of the main characters’ faces highlighted, Seo In-gook narrates to us the necessity of a king possessing a “king’s face”—by which the drama means someone who carries the fate or fortune of being a ruler. If... More »


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Pinocchio’s fluffy fantasy posters
by | November 5, 2014 | 107 Comments
Are they lying on clouds? Cotton candy? I don’t know why they’d be swimming in either fluffy substance to begin with, but the effect is rather pretty. Posters are out for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday series Pinocchio, the new part-fantasy, part-reality drama from the team behind I Hear Your Voice. That show was similarly sprinkled with... More »


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Vampire medical drama Blood courts Ji Jin-hee, Kwon Hyun-sang
by | November 5, 2014 | 35 Comments
Huh, I actually like the sound of this — KBS’s new vampire medical drama Blood is courting Ji Jin-hee (Warm Words) to play the main villain, and in the drama where the vampire is the hero, the villain is just a human who’s so evil that he’s called the devil. I guess if he turned... More »


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Lee Jae-yoon completes Heart to Heart’s main cast
by | November 5, 2014 | 38 Comments
The main cast has been secured for tvN’s new Friday-Saturday romantic comedy drama Heart to Heart, the latest project from Coffee Prince PD Lee Yoon-jung. Choi Kang-hee (Level 7 Civil Servant) and Chun Jung-myung (Reset) have signed on to play the leads, along with second leads Ahn So-hee (of the Wonder Girls) and latest cast... More »


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Mr. Back’s presto abs and bathtub full of gold
by | November 4, 2014 | 57 Comments
I’m not entirely sure that this drama has thought through anything beyond its logline — grandpa becomes young again — but at least Shin Ha-kyun (All About My Romance) seems to be enjoying the hell out of playing up the transformation. MBC’s newest Wednesday-Thursday drama Mr. Back premieres tomorrow, and the highlight reel teases some... More »


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Lee Yeon-hee up for historical palace melodrama
by | November 3, 2014 | 23 Comments
With Dae Jang Geum 2 dead in the water (Or is it? Will MBC ever let Dae Jang Geum die?) the network is scooping up Lee Yeon-hee (Miss Korea) to headline their next historical drama, called Splendid Politics. It’s funny how a few years ago, this would’ve been reason enough for me not to watch... More »