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Drama Casting & News
Friends, rivals, and training sessions in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju
by | November 8, 2016 | 32 Comments
Next week is gonna be a crush of new dramas, with MBC’s Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo premiering on the same day as SBS’s Legend of the Blue Sea and KBS’s Oh My Geum-bi. They all look appealing in their own way, but all the buzz has gone to Blue Sea, making this one rather the... More »

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Park Hye-soo, Yoon Park for tvN rom-com Introverted Boss
by | November 8, 2016 | 53 Comments
This is a bit of a surprise: Rookie actress Park Hye-soo (Age of Youth, Yong-pal) has already nabbed her first leading role in the new tvN romantic comedy Introverted Boss, opposite Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love). The new drama from the PD-writer team behind Marriage Not Dating has confirmed that the two actors have... More »

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Jeon Ji-hyun becomes human in Legend of the Blue Sea
by | November 7, 2016 | 47 Comments
At this point it’s like a clown car joke, this constant influx of Legend of the Blue Sea promos that appears to have no end. They’re all very attractive promos, of course, but at this point I just want the show to start already. Mostly because I’ve run out of ways to describe the show... More »

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Song Ji-eun cast as Sung Hoon’s leading lady in My Secret Romance
by | November 7, 2016 | 39 Comments
Hm, okay, I’m recalibrating my expectations. Last week when I heard that Sung Hoon (Five Kids) was headlining a rom-com drama called My Secret Romance from the 1% of Anything PD, about a couple who has a one night stand and then runs into each other unexpectedly three years later, I was excited because the... More »

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Yoon Kyun-sang in talks to headline Rebel Hong Gil-dong
by | November 7, 2016 | 49 Comments
This is only a slight possibility, but there’s talk of Yoon Kyun-sang (Doctors, Six Flying Dragons) being offered the leading role in MBC’s new fusion sageuk Rebel Hong Gil-dong. Yoon reportedly took a meeting with PD Kim Jin-man (Kill Me, Heal Me) about the drama, but when news broke that he was offered the title... More »

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Yeon Woo-jin courted to become Introverted Boss
by | November 6, 2016 | 44 Comments
I’m a little sad if this means that Yoon Doo-joon (Let’s Eat) is out of the running for a drama comeback in the immediate future, but on the other hand, how could I possibly complain about a reunion between Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love) and the Marriage Not Dating creative team? Yoon Doo-joon was... More »

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Boy meets Joseon mermaid in Legend of the Blue Sea
by | November 6, 2016 | 60 Comments
It doesn’t look like they’re letting up on promos over at Legend of the Blue Sea, which is continuing to release a steady stream of stills, teasers, and posters. You’d think this pace would be unsustainable, but two weeks in and they’re still going strong. As gorgeous as Jeon Ji-hyun is as the mermaid heroine... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2016
by | November 6, 2016 | 101 Comments
This was a good finale week for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, since the show was finally able to break that coveted 10% mark for its final episode, finishing out its run at 11.3%. I’m sure those are the numbers the producers had hoped to start with, but, you can’t win ’em all.... More »

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News bites: November 5, 2016
by | November 5, 2016 | 80 Comments
Lee Jong-seok, Lee Jun-ki, Park Hae-jin, Ji Chang-wook Lee Cho-hee, Taecyeon, Kai, Choi Ji-woo What I wouldn’t give to body swap with Lee Cho-hee (Lucky Romance). She’ll star in web drama The Sixth First Kiss, which will basically serve as a giant ad for Lotte Department Stores. (But with this cast, I’m willing to overlook... More »

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The fateful rainy day when the Goblin meets his bride
by | November 4, 2016 | 93 Comments
The newest teasers for tvN’s fantasy drama The Lonely, Shining Goblin finally have the two leads meeting onscreen. Gong Yoo (Big) stars as the mysterious goblin, described as a protector of souls, who’s always on the lookout for a human bride who can end his immortal life. In the first teaser below, he walks past... More »