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We’ve got another possible casting addition to tvN’s supernatural horror-comedy drama Bring It On, Ghost, the webtoon adaptation about a ghost and an exorcist becoming roommates. The series has confirmed Kim So-hyun (Who Are You—School 2015) to headline, and Ok Taecyeon (Assembly) is considering the lead role opposite her. I appreciate that you guys did... More »
I’ll try not to be alarmist about this, but it’s difficult to follow the news of KBS’s upcoming Beautiful Mind and not think it’s going worryingly awry. Recent reports have stated that the drama, which is set to premiere next month and hasn’t secured a lead actress yet, went ahead and held a test shoot... More »
There were a couple new premieres this week, most of them taking place in the weekday primetime slots. The somewhat hilariously named Master—God of Noodle got off to a decent start with 7.6%, though it can’t bode well for the show to have dropped an entire point for its second episode. Still, there’s hope for... More »
Seo Kang-joon, Ji Jin-hee Seo Kang-joon (Cheese in the Trap) is set to make a special cameo appearance on SBS’s showbiz drama Entertainer. Seo made a surprise cameo appearance in support of his fellow 5urprise member Gong Myung, who plays the guitarist in the band. Seo will appear as Gong’s rival from Juilliard, and the... More »
The recent hit medical-military drama Descended From the Sun, starring Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-gyo, has caused an explosion of economic growth. According to a report by the foreign economic research department of the Export-Import Bank of Korea, Descended is estimated to generate a whopping 1 trillion KRW increase in revenue. In addition to the... More »
FujiTV plans to release the Japanese drama remake of tvN’s Misaeng this July. Tentatively titled HOPE – Zero Expectations New Employee, this adaptation of the 2014 hit webtoon-turned-drama will feature idol-actor Nakajima Yuto (Detective Ballerino) as the titular New Employee. In Korea, Misaeng received ratings nearly unheard of for a cable drama, reaching the record... More »
Hm, I’m still not entirely sure I know what dramaland means by “variety drama”—and that’s after seeing some, even—but they keep giving them a try, and a new one is in the works at tvN called After the Play Ends (working title). Two actors, Baek Sung-hyun (Hwajung, Beloved Eun-dong) and Minhyuk of idol group BtoB... More »
When I first heard about KBS scheduling four-episode drama Baek-hee Has Returned at the last minute to air before Beautiful Mind, I thought it would be mostly filler — potentially entertaining, but mostly there to give Beautiful Mind a few extra weeks of preparation. But now the production has cast Kang Ye-won (Insane, Love Clinic,... More »
I don’t know which bad news came first or if it’s all jumbled in a chicken-egg scenario behind the scenes, but the new SBS melodrama Deal might not be happening anymore. News came out that SBS was reconsidering its timeslot — that’d be Wednesdays and Thursdays after Entertainer — and not long after that, news... More »
Eek, Go Hyun-jung had to take some time off from filming her new drama Dear My Friends when she sustained a third-degree burn on her hands and feet a few days ago. Producers clarified that the injury was not sustained while filming — it was something that happened off the drama set in her private... More »