Archive for the ‘Drama Casting & News’ Category

Drama Casting & News
Petty jealousy revs up on Producer’s morning commute
by | April 20, 2015 | 95 Comments
I thought they’d be playing up Cha Tae-hyun’s 1 Night 2 Days connection in the first teaser for KBS’s new showbiz drama Producer, but I like this light and fun conceptual teaser a lot — it doesn’t show any scenes from the drama to come, but we get a cute introduction to all four leads... More »


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News bites: April 18, 2015
by | April 18, 2015 | 69 Comments
Suzy Bae Suzy (Gu Family Book) is considering an offer to co-star with Zhang Han (Chinese version of Boys Over Flowers) in a historical Chinese drama called Silk Night (the literal translation is “silk garments night travel,” a phrase used to describe a situation in which one succeeds, but no one recognizes the achievement). The... More »


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Oh Snap! Cozy Producer, Hidden Ex-Girlfriend
by | April 17, 2015 | 63 Comments
I dislike the practice of dramas releasing stills in dribs and drabs, barely enough to whet your appetite or pique your interest, but at least today we have a whole bunch of shows doing it all at once. We’re still just getting a tease for each show, but are four teases better than one? In... More »


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Kam Woo-sung courted to be Lee Young-ae’s leading man
by | April 17, 2015 | 30 Comments
Now that Lee Young-ae (Dae Jang Geum) has confirmed her drama comeback in the biopic Saimdang, The Herstory, the casting rounds have begun to find her leading man. The offer is currently out to Kam Woo-sung (My Spring Days) to co-star, which would mark his first sageuk in five years since he headlined King Geunchogo.... More »


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Go Sung-hee courted to become Kim Mu-yeol’s Beautiful Bride
by | April 16, 2015 | 60 Comments
…Not to be confused with Kim Mu-yeol’s real-life bride Yoon Seung-ah, of course. Go Sung-hee (Spy, Records of a Night Watchman) is considering an offer to join the cast of OCN’s next Saturday night thriller My Beautiful Bride alongside lead actors Kim Mu-yeol (Eungyo) and Lee Shi-young (Golden Cross). Tags: Go Sung-hee... More »


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Cha Tae-hyun goes behind the 1N2D camera for Producer
by | April 16, 2015 | 52 Comments
After watching Cha Tae-hyun (The Con Artists, Jeon Woo-chi) on the cast-member side of variety programming in 1 Night 2 Days, constantly being thwarted by fate (by which I mean producers who engineered his fate, of course), it’ll be a fun turnaround to see him playing a producer for that very show on his upcoming... More »


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Pillow talk and hair-pulling in tvN’s Ex-Girlfriend Club
by | April 15, 2015 | 65 Comments
The latest teasers for Ex-Girlfriend Club are fun, adorable, and okay, maybe a teensy bit vicious. But in a good-natured way! In the first teaser, we see the cadre of ex-girlfriends going after the lead, Byun Yo-han, who’s Public Enemy Number One. That’s because he’s made them the subject of his popular webtoon which then... More »


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Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the first day of School
by | April 15, 2015 | 32 Comments
Based on the first teaser, I’d guess that Who Are You—School 2015 is going to be lighter than its predecessors in the School franchise, even though we’ve been told repeatedly that this year’s spin is the mystery genre angle. It’s just that Bruno Mars doesn’t exactly scream mystery thriller. Maybe Angry Mom really did corner... More »


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Winter Sonata gets sequel 13 years later
by | April 14, 2015 | 105 Comments
Just when you think you’ve seen everything under the sun being made and remade (and recycled and rehashed) for television, there’s news that dramaland is going back in time to 2002 to revive one of its most iconic Hallyu hits, Winter Sonata. Have we officially run out of ideas, people? A sequel called Winter Sonata... More »


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Will Hello Monster finally find its profiler hero in Seo In-gook?
by | April 14, 2015 | 90 Comments
Why can’t a drama hang on to a leading actor these days? Between Hello Monster and Scholar Who Walks the Night (and a half-dozen other spring/summer dramas), I can hardly keep a drama cast straight anymore because it’ll just change on me tomorrow. The last we heard, KBS’s new crime-thriller-meets-rom-com Hello Monster was courting Lee... More »


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Park Bo-young wooed by Savvy producers for Oh My Ghostess
by | April 14, 2015 | 90 Comments
Park Bo-young hasn’t done a drama in yeaaaars—she’s been cultivating a thriving film career instead, with projects like Werewolf Boy, Hot-Blooded Youth, and Speedy Scandal—but she may be heading back to television for the first time in eight years. She’s positively considering the new show from the High School King of Savvy producers, now titled... More »