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I feel like we didn’t hear anything about JTBC’s upcoming Fantastic for a while, but just in the last week came a flurry of confirmations and then boom — already a (brief!) teaser. Girlfriday was right on the money: Kim Hyun-joo (I Have a Lover) will star as a hit drama writer with a terminal... More »
Weird family dynamics are expected for upcoming rom-com drama The Man Living in Our House. It’s based on a webtoon by the artist Yoo Hyun-sook, who created the source material for both Ho-gu’s Love and Flower Boy Next Door. Currently, talented actress Su Ae (Mask) is considering the role of the main heroine, a career-driven... More »
Another sequel is in process. The Dramagods (aka Korean production companies, broadcasting stations, whoever makes the decisions up there) have seen fit to re-create the daebak 1995 hit Sandglass. This political-action melodrama catapulted the careers of then-budding actors Choi Min-soo (Jackpot), Go Hyun-jung (Dear My Friends), and Park Sang-won (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol, Healer), who... More »
Aw, I love it when a cast clearly enjoys working together and comes back for another round. With Bring It On, Ghost director Park Joon-hwa having previously worked on both seasons of Let’s Eat, we’re seeing a parade of familiar faces both in the cast proper and in the cameo lineup, and Let’s Eat’s leading... More »
Pre-produced dramas are enjoying a nice push these days, and this is one of the many anticipated series that’ll be launching in the back half of this year: Saimdang, Light’s Diary, which has thankfully stepped away from the awkward “The Herstory” that used to be part of the title. Everything from this production so far... More »
Yeon Jung-hoon (Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki, Mask) is positively considering the title role in the new sageuk Dasan Jeong Yak-yong. Dasan was the nom de plume of Jeong Yak-yong, a famous Joseon philosopher who lived during King Jeongjo’s time. Ryu Jin from Run, Jang-mi has been offered the role of the reigning monarch. ... More »
Huh. Well it’s certainly not every day that someone turns down a project before the casting announcement gains any traction, and then positively reconsiders the same drama a week later, but that’s exactly what’s going on with tvN’s upcoming bodyguard romance drama K2. Girls’ Generation’s Yoon-ah (Prime Minister and I) is up for the lead... More »
Ah finally. Here’s a glimpse at the budding romance between prince Park Bo-gum and his crossdressing eunuch Kim Yoo-jung in KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday historical drama, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds. The newest teaser is a montage of swoony moments for the couple, who start out as tentative friends, and then become increasingly confused by their feelings... More »
I had thought this “adventure romantic comedy” drama was dead, but it’s back on the books at MBC, albeit with a new title: Initially called Gaia, the drama now bears the title Picnic and is still courting Kang Haneul (Misaeng) for the lead role, with Hyeri (Entertainer) as his potential co-star.... More »
I have no idea why a chaebol chairman would hire a girl to move into his mansion and turn his prickly grandsons into a familial unit, but this is the basis of tvN’s new youth romantic comedy Cinderella and the Four Knights. I guess rich people do all sorts of crazy inexplicable things, so we’ll... More »