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Drama Casting & News
Hwarang confirms cast, secures summer broadcast on KBS
by | January 5, 2016 | 41 Comments
Summer? I have to wait until summer to see Park Seo-joon again? It’s like a cruel tease, this news. Though really, I’m just super happy that he signed on to headline the new youth sageuk Hwarang: The Beginning, about the original flower boys of the Silla dynasty. The new drama from Oh Boy Pictures (Flower... More »

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Light vs. dark in new set of posters for Moorim School
by | January 4, 2016 | 24 Comments
Here we have another (and I’m thinking last) set of promo posters for the fantasy-action teen-centered drama Moorim School—I say last because the drama premieres in another week, so we’re heading into our last wave of promotion for the show. It’s kind of an odd juxtaposition when you compare the two posters to each other,... More »

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Teen angst and classical music in Page-Turner
by | January 4, 2016 | 55 Comments
I hope this is a new trend, the broadcasters putting out quality drama shorts that get me excited. Because I’m pretty stoked about Page-Turner, the team-up between Kim So-hyun (Who Are You—School 2015), Ji-soo (Sassy Go Go), and writer Park Hye-ryun (I Hear Your Voice, Pinocchio), even though it does make me sad that it’s... More »

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Experimenting with romance in Madam Antoine
by | January 4, 2016 | 47 Comments
Oh this looks light and fun. Maybe that’s obvious, since Madam Antoine’s posters and stills were quirky and cute, but it’s always nice to see the chemistry in action when you’re heading into a rom-com. The new JTBC series stars Han Ye-seul (Birth of a Beauty) as a phony fortuneteller and Sung Joon (High Society)... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Dec. 28, 2015–Jan. 3, 2016
by | January 3, 2016 | 44 Comments
The past week was an atypical one, with many of the usual dramas being pre-empted for the Big 3 broadcasters’ many year-end ceremonies — we had the Drama Awards, of course, as well as the Entertainment Awards and music festivals. Most of the Monday-Tuesday dramas aired as usual, except for Tuesday’s Dazzling Temptation episode, which... More »

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News bites: January 3, 2016
by | January 3, 2016 | 70 Comments
Park Bo-gum will hold his first fan meeting on the day Answer Me 1988 concludes, January 16, at KBS arena, a space which fits 3,000 people. There are whispers some of his 1988 castmates might show up (although between it and I Remember You, he was the clear breakout). [TV Report]... More »

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KBS gives Producers-esque variety dramas a second try
by | January 2, 2016 | 52 Comments
Looks like KBS is ready to give its experimental variety-meets-drama format another go, despite meeting with mixed reviews (some of that very critical) the first time with The Producers. I’m surprised to hear of it, since it seemed like they were so quick to give up on the idea at the first resistance it got,... More »

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Descended From the Sun teases love and war
by | January 1, 2016 | 106 Comments
Or is it love as war? Probably both, in this drama. Descended From the Sun got an extended preview at the KBS Drama Awards, because it’s (hopefully) the next big show on their 2016 drama slate. They’ve got heavy-hitters Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, The Wind Blows), Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) in his army comeback, hit... More »

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First peek at Kim Woo-bin and Suzy in Lightly, Ardently
by | January 1, 2016 | 69 Comments
New year, new dramas! There were a few sneak peeks at the KBS Drama Awards for their upcoming shows, and among them was the first teaser for Lightly, Ardently, the new melodrama from writer Lee Kyung-hee (Nice Guy, Will It Snow for Christmas) starring Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) and Suzy (Gu Family Book) as a star... More »

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2015 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2015 | 158 Comments
Okay, one more red carpet to go and we’re officially done with 2015! Last up for the Big 3 broadcasters are the KBS Drama Awards, which had a few big stars in attendance and gave out many (many, many) awards, despite not having any huge hits this year. They also chose to split the Daesang... More »

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