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Drama Casting & News
Solomon’s Perjury’s bad boy Baek Chul-min joins youth drama Andante
by | January 17, 2017 | 22 Comments
I have a feeling this is just the beginning of a wave of casting stories we’ll be seeing for the young stars of JTBC’s thoughtful mystery Solomon’s Perjury. The show might be a ratings underdog, but it really made the right move in casting young unknowns who get to showcase their acting chops in a... More »
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Lee Jung-jin joins tvN youth romance The Liar and His Lover
by | January 17, 2017 | 23 Comments
Lee Jung-jin (The K2) is heading over to tvN (or should I say staying there for the time being) for his next project, manga remake project The Liar and His Lover (literally, the title means “she loves lies too much”), in which he’ll be playing a music producer who helps out our hero. (I know,... More »


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Stepping on land mines and stripping on airplanes in Missing 9’s latest teaser
by | January 16, 2017 | 41 Comments
In a last-minute round of promos, more posters and a second teaser for MBC’s Missing 9 have been released. And it’s left me so confused because the tone of the teaser conflicts with all of the previous buildup for the redesigned drama. Originally touted as a thriller-mystery, Missing 9 will depict how nine plane crash... More »


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Ji Sung to fight back from behind bars in SBS’s Defendant
by | January 16, 2017 | 22 Comments
There’s certainly no missing the motif in these latest posters for the upcoming SBS drama Defendant, with Ji Sung (Entertainer) behind bars and a stern-looking Eom Ki-joon (Masked Prosecutor) determined to ensure that he stay there. The premise of the drama is a bit like The Fugitive with a dash Remember–Son’s War mixed in: A... More »


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The bloody battle for the people’s hearts begins in Rebel
by | January 16, 2017 | 46 Comments
I spent months only seeing Yoon Kyun-sang (Doctors) as a giant baby who loves fluffy kitties in Three Meals a Day, so it’s a little jarring to see him covered in blood and making battle cries. But given his experience as a warrior in sageuk epic Six Flying Dragons, I think he’ll be in his... More »


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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 9-15, 2017
by | January 15, 2017 | 74 Comments
We’re in the last lull before the next cycle of dramas starts, and all the awards ceremony pre-emptions created some interesting ratings results as two of the Wednesday-Thursday shows finished their runs by airing their final episodes on Wednesday. That left a dearth of things to watch on Thursday, so most seemed to flock to... More »


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News bites: January 14, 2017
by | January 14, 2017 | 95 Comments
Seo Kang-joon A drama adaptation of the popular Daum webtoon From A Distance, A Green Spring has been confirmed, and Seo Kang-joon (Entourage) is considering the lead part. The source material is about twenty-year-olds who are in between youth and adulthood, and Seo’s protagonist is a college junior. He’s a good-looking guy from a first-class... More »


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Strong Woman Do Bong-soon is a tiny hulk in first teaser
by | January 13, 2017 | 42 Comments
If you like the current state of your fingers, do not mess with Do Bong-soon because as the very first teaser of JTBC’s upcoming romantic comedy Strong Woman Do Bong-soon indicates, she can break bones like they’re twigs, and no one would even suspect her because, I mean, look at her! Park Bo-young (Oh My... More »


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Lee Hyun-woo, Red Velvet’s Joy confirmed to play The Liar and His Lover
by | January 13, 2017 | 66 Comments
New tvN drama The Liar and His Lover, an adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru, has been confirmed for the network’s spring Monday-Tuesday slot, and the two leads have been cast: Lee Hyun-woo (Moorim School) and Red Velvet’s Joy are confirmed to headline. From my initial understanding of the manga,... More »


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The chase is on for a killer with a smile in spine-tingling Voice teasers
by | January 12, 2017 | 45 Comments
The January 14 premiere date is fast approaching for OCN’s new thriller Voice, and two bone-chilling teasers have been released, one of which is five minutes long and serves as a proper introduction to the characters at play and the harrowing stories ahead. Lee Hana (Unkind Women) plays a voice profiler named Kang Kwon-joo, whose... More »