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Drama Casting & News
Oh Jung-se headlines new Mnet drama about cohabitating couples
by | February 24, 2015 | 24 Comments
With successful musical dramas Monstar and Persevere, Gu Hae-ra under its belt, cable network Mnet is planning to turn out more original drama content in the coming year. The station’s first venture away from musical shows will be The Lover, a drama about various couples that are living together in different units of an apartment... More »


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Su Ae considers return to dramaland in SBS’s Mask
by | February 24, 2015 | 85 Comments
Turning down that movie with Rain might not be such bad news after all, because now Su Ae (Yawang) is looking at the small screen for next project. She’s being courted to headline SBS’s late-spring Wednesday-Thursday series Mask, the newest drama from the writer of Secret. A hit melo writer with a melodrama heavyweight like... More »
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Shin Se-kyung offered lead in Sensory Couple
by | February 23, 2015 | 145 Comments
Well, it’s not final yet, but Sensory Couple (the drama formerly known as The Girl Who Sees Smells) is courting yet another actress to lead, with Shin Se-kyung up as the latest contender. Her agency confirmed having received the offer, but stated that final decisions have yet to be made. Sensory Couple is the drama... More »


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News bites: February 21, 2015
by | February 21, 2015 | 141 Comments
While Lee Byung-heon continues to land Hollywood projects, it’s a bummer he continues to get typecast in villainous roles. He’s in final negotiations to play a supporting role in Beyond Deceit, which will star Anthony Hopkins as an executive of a corrupt pharmaceutical firm and Dan Stevens as the young lawyer fighting to take the... More »


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The misadventures of three generations of Unkind Women
by | February 20, 2015 | 65 Comments
I’m still curious about KBS’s decision to make Unkind Women a Wednesday-Thursday show when everything about it screams family weekend drama. That’s not a bad thing — it just follows a pretty familiar pattern that I’m used to seeing in longer-running shows on Saturdays and Sundays. The series is about three generations of hot-blooded women... More »


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Missing Noir M’s not-so-friendly buddy cops
by | February 18, 2015 | 26 Comments
Cameras began rolling on OCN’s newest thriller, which underwent a title change from Missing Persons Investigation Unit M to the somewhat less sensical Missing Noir M. I get that all those words are relevant to the show, but I feel like you’re trying to tell me that your show is missing the noir element, which... More »


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Awkward family bonding for Superdaddy Yeol
by | February 18, 2015 | 43 Comments
I wasn’t sure I could see Lee Dong-gun playing a scraggly (albeit well-meaning) loafer type (he’s so pretty and chic!), but I love how well he pulls it off in the first teaser for Superdaddy Yeol, even if it’s barely a thirty-second glimpse of the character. I’d love for him to get a solid, endearing... More »


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Introducing Divorce Lawyers (about to be) in Love
by | February 16, 2015 | 37 Comments
Here’s our first teaser for SBS’s upcoming rom-com Divorce Lawyer in Love, and while it only gives us the briefest glimpse of the setup, I can picture the leads, Yeon Woo-jin (Marriage Not Dating) and Jo Yeo-jung (Haeundae Lovers), having some cute chemistry. It’s the kind of show that’ll live or die based on that... More »


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News bites: February 15, 2015
by | February 15, 2015 | 40 Comments
Lee Sung-min, Kim Seol-hyun Lee Sung-min (Yay, Chief Oh!) is finalizing a contract for the male lead in a new sci-fi movie titled Robot, Sori. He’ll play a father whose daughter goes missing and who refuses to accept the widespread belief that she’s dead. When an artificial intelligence robot makes an emergency landing in Korea,... More »


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Posh posters for SBS’s I Heard it Through the Grapevine
by | February 12, 2015 | 42 Comments
So do you think the Secret Love Affair art director gave this production team a discount for coming back to do the posters for I Heard it Through the Grapevine? Not that I’m complaining — they’re gorgeous posters… as were the ones for Secret Love Affair. It just makes me laugh to think that we... More »


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Byun Yo-han offered starring role in new tvN rom-com
by | February 11, 2015 | 71 Comments
Talk about your rising stars. We all know that tvN’s mega-hit Misaeng did wonders for its entire cast, but no one’s star traveled as far and as fast as Byun Yo-han’s. The 29-year-old actor went from virtual unknown indie film regular to the quirky and hilarious Han Seok-yul in Misaeng (his television debut, no less),... More »