Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
The Time I’ve Loved You regains PD, makes writer swap
by | May 28, 2015 | 63 Comments
Hm, so there’s definitely some drama going on behind the scenes of SBS’s The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days, because in the last three weeks, the show has lost a PD, found a replacement PD, convinced the original PD to return, and swapped out the writer. Well, I guess now we know where that... More »


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Disaster medical drama D-Day confirms lineup, awaits scheduling
by | May 28, 2015 | 20 Comments
Kim Young-kwang, Jung So-min, Ha Suk-jin JTBC has finally set its cast in place for D-Day, and the primary leads are all names we’ve heard before, though at least we also get a couple new names in the supporting cast. Kim Young-kwang (Plus Nine Boys), Jung So-min (Big Man), Ha Suk-jin (Legendary Witches), and Lee... More »


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First stills from KBS’s I Remember You (Hello Monster)
by | May 27, 2015 | 71 Comments
Ah, first stills are out for the drama formerly known as Hello Monster, now called I Remember You, about a genius profiler and the cop who stalks him and their eventual romance. I know, that sounds like an odd premise, but it’s the capsule description that was originally given; I still have a little difficulty... More »


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Four youths’ fates divided by money in High Society
by | May 27, 2015 | 60 Comments
Not that I wasn’t a fan of High Society’s first teaser that skipped straight to the kisses, but the second teaser is out and it gives us a better understanding of our central characters and the lovelines. The new SBS Monday-Tuesday drama is about four young people on very different sides of the rich/poor divide,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 26, 2015 | 215 Comments
The Baeksang Arts Awards are back with their 51st installment, awarding prizes in both film and television. Most of the entries were fairly predictable, though the night wasn’t without a few surprise wins. One of the big surprises was variety PD Na Young-seok being named the Daesang winner in the TV category; although I wouldn’t... More »


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Lee Seung-gi joins the cameo parade on The Producers
by | May 26, 2015 | 73 Comments
I’m pretty sure at this point it’d be faster to round up the celebrities who haven’t cameoed on The Producers, the reality-as-fiction showbiz drama about variety producers on KBS. For the first few episodes, you could hardly go five minutes without seeing a familiar face like Yoon Yeo-jung, Shin Dong-yup, Jang Hyuk, Lee Chun-hee, Yoo... More »


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Joo-won, Kim Tae-hee offered leads in SBS’s Yong-pal
by | May 23, 2015 | 75 Comments
Innnteresting, suddenly I’m a lot more interested in the upcoming SBS drama Yong-pal — although with the God’s Gift–14 Days director and Reset writer onboard, my interest was already piqued. But then you throw Joo-won (Cantabile Tomorrow, Good Doctor) into the mix, and well, I’m listening. Yong-pal is about a doctor who falls into a... More »


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Double lives and disguises for tvN’s Hidden Identity
by | May 22, 2015 | 21 Comments
Hidden Identity may be a crime thriller, but based on these teasers and behind-the-scenes clips, I’m hoping for a healthy dose of fun as well. It looks like the cast is enjoying themselves and feeling comfortable around each other, what with Park Sung-woong being deadpan and droll, Yoon So-yi being teasing, and Lee Won-jong saying... More »


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Blind dates and champagne toasts in High Society’s posters and stills
by | May 22, 2015 | 45 Comments
Here’s another batch of stills and posters for SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama High Society, starring UEE as a chaebol heiress who defies high society’s rules and Sung Joon as a poor social climber who wants to be part of their world. The heroine pretends to be poor so that she can escape a loveless marriage... More »


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Ha Suk-jin considers doctor role in disaster drama D-Day
by | May 21, 2015 | 17 Comments
JTBC’s disaster drama D-Day continues with the casting process, with Ha Suk-jin (Legendary Witches) joining the ranks of the almost-cast (by which I mean, he’s considering positively but not confirmed, nothing’s decided yet, yada yada). That’s par for the course these days, both in dramaland as a whole and this drama specifically, which has mentioned... More »


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Lee Sang-woo, Eugene up for new KBS weekend drama
by | May 21, 2015 | 59 Comments
Eugene (Could We Love, Hundred Year Inheritance) is considering the next KBS weekender as her comeback project after taking some time off to give birth to her first child earlier this year. The new KBS late-summer weekend show is a family drama called Please, Mom, and focuses on the contentious relationship between a mother and... More »