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Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 18, 2014
by | October 18, 2014 | 11 Comments
Chun Bo-geun, Cha Tae-hyun Drama Festival, MBC’s series of short 1-to-2 episode specials, continues this weekend with 4teen, starring Cha Tae-hyun and child actor Chun Bo-geun (Queen’s Classroom). Based on Japanese novelist Ira Ishida’s prize-winning novel of the same name, the two-episode drama depicts the worries of a group of 14-year-old boys and demonstrates the... More »


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Three Days writer to come back with Cold Case
by | October 17, 2014 | 26 Comments
SBS’s save-the-president drama Three Days was touted as the Korean version of 24 (…even though it totally wasn’t, grumble grumble), and now the writer, Kim Eun-hee, is coming back with what’s being called the Korean version of Cold Case. Which also happens to be titled, conveniently, Cold Case. It’s about — guess what? — investigating... More »


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Kim Jung-eun and Nam Bora cast as sisters for SBS weekend drama
by | October 17, 2014 | 13 Comments
It’s been a while since Kim Jung-eun has had a solid drama project that hasn’t gone sideways on her (Oohlala Spouses, Korean Peninsula), but I’m always rooting for her to return in something good. She’s currently being courted to headline the upcoming SBS family weekend drama Goddess of Sales, as the eldest of three sisters... More »


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Jo Jae-hyun teams with Chaser writer for new drama Punch
by | October 16, 2014 | 19 Comments
Casting has begun on the new drama from rising star writer Park Kyung-soo, of the taut dramatic thrillers The Chaser and Empire of Gold. His third drama for SBS, called Punch, has scored the Monday-Tuesday timeslot this winter. The offer is currently out to TV veteran Jo Jae-hyun (Jung Do-jeon) to star, which kind of... More »


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No awards ceremony for tvN this year
by | October 16, 2014 | 64 Comments
Remember when cable station tvN announced it was launching its own awards ceremony? Never mind; they’ve nixed the idea after all. This doesn’t mean the station will never host their own awards show, but perhaps they jumped the gun in planning. Announced only in August and described as being in the very early stages, the... More »


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Reading faces (and minds?) in Dr. Frost’s animated and live-action teasers
by | October 16, 2014 | 32 Comments
Ooh, OCN’s upcoming Dr. Frost keeps looking better and better. While the setup is pure procedural—geeeenius psychoanalyst reads people’s behaviors and helps solve cases—the execution looks quite interesting, with a different angle than your straight-up crime investigation show. Based on a popular webtoon, Dr. Frost stars Song Chang-eui as a psychoanalyst who suffered a brain... More »


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Kim Soo-hyun eyes new drama role in Dr. Frankenstein
by | October 15, 2014 | 130 Comments
Is it the year of the split personality or what? Kim Soo-hyun (You From Another Star) is reportedly considering a drama titled Dr. Frankenstein as his next project, where the lead character is a brilliant doctor with multiple personality disorder. Does… he also create a monster that goes on the rampage that he must destroy?... More »


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Kim Sang-joong and Kim Tae-woo offered KBS’s next sageuk epic
by | October 15, 2014 | 28 Comments
KBS had a huge hit on their hands with the weekend sageuk Jeong Do-jeon this past year, as it was both a critical and ratings success, and the network’s follow-up in that timeslot has been highly anticipated since June. The project is finally entering casting rounds, and currently has offers out to the ever-awesome Kim... More »


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Trailer and highlights: Let the Liar Game begin
by | October 15, 2014 | 62 Comments
Ooh, this looks intriguing. Liar Game premieres next week, and not only do we have a longer teaser giving us the premise of the show, but also a 5-minute preview of highlights from the first episode. Sometimes these long highlights are hit or miss, because they’re long enough that they don’t get the same snappy... More »


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Jang Hyuk and Oh Yeon-seo consider MBC historical fantasy
by | October 15, 2014 | 54 Comments
Does Jang Hyuk never sleep? I don’t know if he’s just a workaholic or if MBC is paying him money by the truckload, but he’s up for his third MBC drama project in less than six months. He’s going from Fated To Love You to a drama short with Jang Nara, to a possible new... More »


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Han Ji-min courted to romance Hyun Bin(s) in Hyde, Jekyll, Me
by | October 15, 2014 | 101 Comments
I guess the reunion wave is still going strong, because we have another potential costar reunion in the works, this time from film to television: Han Ji-min (Rooftop Prince) is being courted to star alongside Hyun Bin (Secret Garden) in his new SBS split-personality romantic comedy, called Hyde, Jekyll, Me. It’s a 20-episode drama from... More »