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Drama Casting & News
Reporters and buried secrets drive action thriller Healer
by | November 6, 2014 | 32 Comments
I’m still trying to figure out how all the pieces of KBS’s Healer fit together, but on the upside at least all of the parts seem interesting. It sounds part action movie, part suspense thriller, part mystery, and part spy caper; the last teaser video put me in mind of City Hunter, but since I... More »


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Spotlighting the faces of King’s Face
by | November 6, 2014 | 16 Comments
This teaser for King’s Face is pretty brief, but at least it’s to the point: As we see each of the main characters’ faces highlighted, Seo In-gook narrates to us the necessity of a king possessing a “king’s face”—by which the drama means someone who carries the fate or fortune of being a ruler. If... More »


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Pinocchio’s fluffy fantasy posters
by | November 5, 2014 | 107 Comments
Are they lying on clouds? Cotton candy? I don’t know why they’d be swimming in either fluffy substance to begin with, but the effect is rather pretty. Posters are out for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday series Pinocchio, the new part-fantasy, part-reality drama from the team behind I Hear Your Voice. That show was similarly sprinkled with... More »


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Vampire medical drama Blood courts Ji Jin-hee, Kwon Hyun-sang
by | November 5, 2014 | 35 Comments
Huh, I actually like the sound of this — KBS’s new vampire medical drama Blood is courting Ji Jin-hee (Warm Words) to play the main villain, and in the drama where the vampire is the hero, the villain is just a human who’s so evil that he’s called the devil. I guess if he turned... More »


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Lee Jae-yoon completes Heart to Heart’s main cast
by | November 5, 2014 | 38 Comments
The main cast has been secured for tvN’s new Friday-Saturday romantic comedy drama Heart to Heart, the latest project from Coffee Prince PD Lee Yoon-jung. Choi Kang-hee (Level 7 Civil Servant) and Chun Jung-myung (Reset) have signed on to play the leads, along with second leads Ahn So-hee (of the Wonder Girls) and latest cast... More »


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Mr. Back’s presto abs and bathtub full of gold
by | November 4, 2014 | 57 Comments
I’m not entirely sure that this drama has thought through anything beyond its logline — grandpa becomes young again — but at least Shin Ha-kyun (All About My Romance) seems to be enjoying the hell out of playing up the transformation. MBC’s newest Wednesday-Thursday drama Mr. Back premieres tomorrow, and the highlight reel teases some... More »


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Lee Yeon-hee up for historical palace melodrama
by | November 3, 2014 | 23 Comments
With Dae Jang Geum 2 dead in the water (Or is it? Will MBC ever let Dae Jang Geum die?) the network is scooping up Lee Yeon-hee (Miss Korea) to headline their next historical drama, called Splendid Politics. It’s funny how a few years ago, this would’ve been reason enough for me not to watch... More »


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Yoo Yeon-seok courted to be bloodthirsty vampire doctor
by | November 3, 2014 | 39 Comments
Well, if 2015 is going to be the Year of the Vampire, we might as well have a doctor vampire among them… right? *nervous laugh* I have no idea how they’re going to make a vampire doctor drama work, but I’ll admit I care a lot more now that they’re courting Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me... More »


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Park Hae-jin in the running to become a Joseon vampire
by | November 2, 2014 | 66 Comments
Ooh, exciting — casting rounds have begun for the rumored vampire manhwa drama adaptation Scholar Who Walks the Night, and in-demand actor Park Hae-jin (Bad Guys, Doctor Stranger) has been offered the leading role. The drama was first announced with a quickly squashed rumor that his You From Another Star costar Kim Soo-hyun would be... More »


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Kim Yoo-jung replaced on Secret Door
by | November 1, 2014 | 106 Comments
girlfriday: Uh… so apparently Secret Door is suddenly replacing Kim Yoo-jung with… Yoon So-hee (Marriage Not Dating, Let’s Eat)??? javabeans: What! Why? That’s the stupidest thing. The articles are saying that this is a “baton pass” between child role to adult, but my bullshit meter is flying up to 11, for so many reasons. First... More »


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News bites: October 31, 2014
by | October 31, 2014 | 12 Comments
As widely reported this week, Shin Hae-chul, one of the most influential artists in Korean music, passed away on October 27 as a result of complications from a massive heart attack he had suffered a few days prior. TK of Ask a Korean did an excellent write-up on the legend as part of his 50... More »