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Drama Casting & News
Blind dates and champagne toasts in High Society’s posters and stills
by | May 22, 2015 | 45 Comments
Here’s another batch of stills and posters for SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama High Society, starring UEE as a chaebol heiress who defies high society’s rules and Sung Joon as a poor social climber who wants to be part of their world. The heroine pretends to be poor so that she can escape a loveless marriage... More »


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Ha Suk-jin considers doctor role in disaster drama D-Day
by | May 21, 2015 | 17 Comments
JTBC’s disaster drama D-Day continues with the casting process, with Ha Suk-jin (Legendary Witches) joining the ranks of the almost-cast (by which I mean, he’s considering positively but not confirmed, nothing’s decided yet, yada yada). That’s par for the course these days, both in dramaland as a whole and this drama specifically, which has mentioned... More »


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Lee Sang-woo, Eugene up for new KBS weekend drama
by | May 21, 2015 | 59 Comments
Eugene (Could We Love, Hundred Year Inheritance) is considering the next KBS weekender as her comeback project after taking some time off to give birth to her first child earlier this year. The new KBS late-summer weekend show is a family drama called Please, Mom, and focuses on the contentious relationship between a mother and... More »


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Park Hae-jin signs on for webtoon-adapted drama Cheese in the Trap
by | May 20, 2015 | 99 Comments
After being mentioned in conjunction with the project for a while, Park Hae-jin (Bad Guys, Doctor Stranger) has confirmed his next project as the drama Cheese in the Trap, based on the popular webtoon of the same name. The webtoon centers around a university student, Hong-seol, and the perfect-seeming university sunbae, Yoo-jung, who becomes her... More »


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Kim Hee-ae in talks to become Mrs. Cop
by | May 19, 2015 | 13 Comments
Endlessly elegant Kim Hee-ae (Secret Love Affair, Elegant Lie, A Wife’s Credentials) is being courted to take the lead in an SBS drama titled Mrs. Cop, and that title makes me laugh, so of course she has to do it. Granted, Mrs. Cop isn’t described as a comedy but rather a crime chase thriller where... More »


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Divorce Lawyer in Love eyes a two-episode extension
by | May 19, 2015 | 29 Comments
Interestingly, SBS’s Divorce Lawyer in Love is considering a two-episode extension, which is a surprise since the weekend rom-com isn’t doing very well in the ratings. But the latest news out of the show is that SBS is looking to extend its 16-episode run to 18, pushing its finale another week. According to a source... More »


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High Society starts with a kiss
by | May 19, 2015 | 90 Comments
…Or three, but who’s counting? SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday melodrama High Society has followed up its first set of kissyface stills with a teaser that delivers on that promise and then some. Leads Sung Joon (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) and UEE (Ho-gu’s Love) hit the ground running with a teaser that shows off some sizzling chemistry, not... More »


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Two Su Aes, one Mask
by | May 18, 2015 | 58 Comments
Oh, is THIS what Mask is actually about — a switched-places doppelganger story? There was no mention before of Su Ae playing two characters, but there’s no doubt about it in the teaser below, where the two Su Aes come face to face in wide-eyed shock to run into each other for the first time.... More »


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First script read for Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | May 18, 2015 | 78 Comments
Script reads usually aren’t that exciting, save for the fact that in this instance, there was a time just last month when I was convinced this show would never finish casting and get to this point. I mean, there’s casting drama and then there’s Scholar Who Walks the Night. But hey, we’re here now, and... More »


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The gang is assembled for Answer Me 1988
by | May 18, 2015 | 112 Comments
Go Kyung-pyo, Hyeri, Park Bo-gum Well that only took forever. Answer Me 1988, the third installment of tvN’s throwback youth series from PD Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung, has at last announced its main cast after months of speculation, rumors, retractions, and recriminations. First, the good news: Go Kyung-pyo (Cantabile Tomorrow)!! I love him... More »


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The Time I’ve Loved You makes last-minute PD switch
by | May 16, 2015 | 53 Comments
Aw no, I was so looking forward to PD Jo Soo-won taking the helm of The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days (SBS’s remake of In Time With You starring Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook), but a last-minute difference of creative opinion led him to quit the production on May 15. Jo PD is best... More »