Archive for the ‘Drama Casting & News’ Category

Drama Casting & News
Wonderful Season breaks records in its debut
by | February 25, 2014 | 60 Comments
It seems drama viewers were craving a winter pick-me-up: New drama Wonderful Season smashed records this weekend by breaking the 30% mark by its second episode. Whoa. It handily beat the previous record, set by the recently concluded King’s Family, which had earned a respectable 23.8% in viewership by its second showing. Tags: drama ratings,... More »

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Joo-won offered lead in Korean remake of Nodame Cantabile
by | February 25, 2014 | 269 Comments
Ooh, interesting. Dramaland is pursuing a Korean remake of hit Japanese drama (and manga and anime) Nodame Cantabile, and while it’s only in the very early stages, already the property has generated a lot of buzz about potential casting. The first big name to be floated as the clumsy but lovable heroine was IU, but... More »

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Script read and poster shoot for My Girl Hotel King
by | February 24, 2014 | 69 Comments
Well, these photos aren’t much to go on for upcoming weekend drama Hotel King, which has only just had its script reading and has therefore supplied us with no promo shots of Lee Dong-wook and Lee Da-hae in character, cozying up all romantic-like, preferably with lots of skinship and flirting. So we’ll have to make... More »

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Flirty posters for Sly and Single Again
by | February 24, 2014 | 69 Comments
MBC’s new rom-com Sly and Single Again premieres this week, and here are a couple of saucy posters featuring the drama’s once-married, now-divorced (and destined-for-a-rematch) couple in Lee Min-jung and Joo Sang-wook. Get ready for an onslaught of stills, many of them featuring beautiful people wearing comically bad hair. Not that I mind the hair,... More »

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Three Days’ bullet-riddled posters
by | February 24, 2014 | 52 Comments
Okay, I like these posters more. I know it’s a simple concept–president in car, bodyguard on duty–but it gives us a clear breakdown of our characters in action (also looking good, mustn’t forget that). SBS’s next Wednesday-Thursday drama Three Days is premiering in just over a week, and has released a fresh set of official... More »

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Hotel King confirms its leads, goes on casting spree
by | February 21, 2014 | 62 Comments
Im Seul-ong, Wang Ji-hye It’s a casting bonanza for Hotel King, which has not only secured Lee Dong-wook and Lee Da-hae as its leads (omg My Girl squee), but a whole bunch more to make up the supporting cast. Let’s start with Im Seul-ong, 2AM idol and budding actor, whose casting makes me aww if... More »

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Kim Nam-gil in talks to headline potential Homeland drama remake
by | February 21, 2014 | 56 Comments
We might be seeing an Israeli-to-Korean (by way of Hollywood) drama adaptation in the near future. Kim Nam-gil’s agency Star J Entertainment has acquired the rights to the acclaimed Israeli series Prisoners of War, the show which was the basis for Showtime’s Emmy-award-winning Homeland, starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. Tags: Kim Nam-gil, remakes... More »

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Jung So-min to crush on a Big Man
by | February 20, 2014 | 51 Comments
The details are falling into place for KBS2’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Big Man. Jung So-min (Can We Get Married) has been cast as the younger sister to a chaebol heir, played by Daniel Choi (School 2013). She’s grown up privileged and is used to getting her own way, but will her powers of persuasion work... More »

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The beautiful promote Wonderful Season
by | February 20, 2014 | 69 Comments
The stars of upcoming weekend drama Wonderful Season united at a press conference held on February 18. If the gorgeousness of the cast alone doesn’t draw you in (main characters Kim Hee-sun and Lee Seo-jin play first loves who meet again after 15 years apart; Taecyeon takes on the role of mercurial younger brother to... More »

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Jin Se-yeon joins Lee Jong-seok in Doctor Stranger
by | February 20, 2014 | 140 Comments
Confirmations are in for Jin Se-yeon (Age of Feeling), who was offered the lead in SBS’s spring Monday-Tuesday drama Doctor Stranger opposite Lee Jong-seok. She’s signed on to play the heroine (and her doppelganger, naturally), which means the show finally has a leading foursome secured. The casting isn’t terribly exciting, though it makes perfect sense... More »

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Oh Snap! Yoo Ah-in slays noonas
by | February 19, 2014 | 93 Comments
Rawr. I could tell you again about the plot of JTBC’s upcoming noona romance Secret Love Affair starring Kim Hee-ae and Yoo Ah-in… OR I could just get you to join me in drooling at this picture. Pass the bucket. Tags: Kim Hee-ae, Oh Snap!, Yoo Ah-in... More »