Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Weekend drama Blow Breeze swaps out actress midway
by | October 4, 2016 | 25 Comments
Oh Ji-eun, Im Soo-hyang MBC’s weekend drama Blow Breeze is currently undergoing some difficult times. The trouble is that they need to switch actresses for the second lead part, right in the middle of its run. According to her agency Mystic Entertainment, the drama’s second lead Oh Ji-eun (Make a Wish) is suffering from an... More »

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JTBC’s Man to Man holds first table read
by | October 4, 2016 | 52 Comments
The cast of JTBC’s new drama Man to Man recently gathered for the first table read. Headliners Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap), Park Sung-woong (Remember—Son’s War), and Kim Min-jung (Master of Trade—Inn 2015) were in attendance, as well as supporting cast members Yeon Jung-hoon (Mask), Chae Jung-ahn (Entertainer), Chun Ho-jin (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds),... More »

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The Man Living in Our House’s farmer stepdad and tipsy heroine
by | October 4, 2016 | 41 Comments
Here’s our first peek at KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama The Man Living in Our House, the romantic comedy based on a webtoon with a very bizarre premise: A woman goes back to her hometown sometime after the death of her mother, and discovers a strange younger man living in her house claiming to be her... More »

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Song Joong-ki to cameo in Descended writer’s new drama Man to Man
by | October 3, 2016 | 24 Comments
I guess Entourage isn’t the only showbiz drama lining up the star cameos, because JTBC’s Man to Man just scored a guest spot from Song Joong-ki (Descended From the Sun). The actor confirmed that he’ll be making an appearance in support of the new drama from Descended From the Sun’s co-writer, Kim Won-seok.... More »

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Legendary Shuttle Lee Ji-hoon rules the school
by | October 3, 2016 | 28 Comments
This is a bit random, but I was bored this weekend and decided to watch KBS drama special Legendary Shuttle, and I wanted to recommend it because it was unexpectedly funny and adorable. I picked it up to watch partly because the news of a new season of School had me thinking fondly of School... More »

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The wind gets taunting in This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair
by | October 3, 2016 | 18 Comments
They’re really running with the “wind” wordplay for This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair, given that the Korean phrase for “have an affair” sounds like the word for “wind” (baram). First a wind swept through and scrambled Lee Seon-kyun’s papers, and then the wind machine went into overdrive with all three of the... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2016
by | October 2, 2016 | 132 Comments
The premiere of Woman With a Suitcase changed some things at the beginning of the week, and while no one will be able to dominate the impressive lead set by Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, the playing field beneath it seems to be evening out. While Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo managed to rank second on... More »

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News bites: October 1, 2016
by | October 1, 2016 | 33 Comments
Ji-soo Hooray, Ji-soo returned to the set of Fantastic this past week! His agency released a statement: “Thankfully, he is recovering well and quickly, but he will take extra care while filming.” The young actor stated, “Many people must have been concerned and I’m sorry to have made them worry. I got a tremendous amount... More »

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Yoon Shi-yoon cast in youth food fantasy drama special
by | September 30, 2016 | 33 Comments
He knew we missed him, didn’t he? Actor Yoon Shi-yoon (Mirror of the Witch) has lined up his next project: a three-episode drama special for MBC called Romance Full of Life. It’ll be a section of a longer drama special series called Three Colors of Fantasies, the same one that Suho’s Star of the Universe... More »

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School 2017 in the works for summer broadcast on KBS
by | September 29, 2016 | 105 Comments
The School franchise is one that’s near and dear to my heart, so I’m excited to hear that KBS is bringing back a new installment of the high school drama series right on schedule. Following its revival with School 2013 and its follow-up with a mystery bent, Who Are You–School 2015, KBS has announced that... More »