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Drama Casting & News
Park So-dam in consideration to join Jang Hyuk in Beautiful Mind
by | April 13, 2016 | 25 Comments
It’s an unexpected choice, but medical mystery drama Beautiful Mind, which is currently courting Jang Hyuk (Master of Trade—Inn 2015) to headline, is also now considering casting 2015’s It Girl Park So-dam opposite him. Both are in consideration with neither confirmed yet, but okay, I’m intrigued. It would be quite a jump for Park to... More »

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Programming note: Mr. Black, Ajusshi episodes pre-empted Wednesday
by | April 13, 2016 | 36 Comments
Just a quick note to alert you to a scheduling change for the broadcasts of Wednesday’s episodes of Goodbye Mr. Black on MBC and Come Back, Ajusshi on SBS, which have been pushed to the following day, April 14, in favor of coverage of the National Assembly elections. Both shows will air two episodes back-to-back... More »

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Lee Won-geun joins The Good Wife as Jeon Do-yeon’s rival
by | April 12, 2016 | 72 Comments
Aw, I feel like Lee Won-geun is graduating to the big leagues now. Despite the fact that his first big leading role (in KBS’s youth drama Sassy Go Go) wasn’t a commercial success, he left a good impression as a solid young actor, and now he gets to go toe-to-toe with Jeon Do-yeon in tvN’s... More »

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Casting complete for cheery weekend romance Beast’s Beauty
by | April 12, 2016 | 33 Comments
Ohn Joo-wan, Seo Hyo-rim Some early names ended up bowing out, but the casting is now set for SBS’s lighthearted weekend romantic comedy Beast’s Beauty, which earlier cast Namgoong Min (Remember—Son’s War) to headline, marking a departure from his recent scene-stealing turns as villainous second leads. Baek Jin-hee had been considering the lead role of... More »

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SBS, KBS fight over rom-com Jealousy Incarnate
by | April 12, 2016 | 114 Comments
Well I guess it’s apt for a drama called Jealousy Incarnate to have some broadcasters feuding jealously over who gets to air the drama on their station. Nothing’s been decided yet, but the new romantic comedy starring Gong Hyo-jin (It’s Okay, It’s Love) and Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess) spent the day being alternately claimed... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Apr. 4–Apr. 10, 2016
by | April 10, 2016 | 76 Comments
The Monday-Tuesday shows have only just begun their runs, but already we’re seeing changes to the order that came out the first week. Next week will be pretty interesting to see when it comes to that lineup, if only to know whether the trends established this week will continue. But with ratings, sometimes you just... More »

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News bites: April 9, 2016
by | April 9, 2016 | 56 Comments
Ahn Jae-hyun, Gu Hye-sun Theirs isn’t a typical meet-cute story, but at least Gu Hye-sun (32) and Ahn Jae-hyun (29) got more out of Blood than poor reviews. The two confirmed last month that they had quietly been seeing each other since the drama ended, and that they’ll tie the knot in a small family ceremony on May 21. [DongA]... More »

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Beast’s Beauty: Baek Jin-hee out, Girl’s Day’s Minah in?
by | April 8, 2016 | 38 Comments
Well this is a strange development. New SBS weekend rom-com Beast’s Beauty was initially courting Baek Jin-hee (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol) to star opposite Namgoong Min (Remember—Son’s War). But Baek Jin-hee has turned down the offer, and so now they’re courting Girl’s Day idol Minah (Sweet Savage Family) for the part. Uh… I guess they... More »

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Entertainer’s crabby producer throws a tantrum
by | April 8, 2016 | 49 Comments
I really hope this drama lives up to its ridiculous teasers. I’ll be disappointed if Entertainer takes itself too seriously, or if the teasers end up being false advertising, which has happened enough times for me to be wary. But so far they’re hilarious, and I have faith that Ji Sung will bring the same... More »

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Yoon Shi-yoon wanders the forest in Mirror of the Witch
by | April 8, 2016 | 41 Comments
I’m just so glad to have Yoon Shi-yoon back from army duty that it almost doesn’t matter what it’s for… which is a dangerous statement to make because I would hate to eat those words. So far so good with Mirror of the Witch, though, the JTBC fantasy sageuk that he’s chosen as his comeback... More »

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