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Drama Casting & News
Young and in love and Uncontrollably Fond of each other
by | June 1, 2016 | 129 Comments
I like the sweet springtime feel of the new poster for KBS’s Uncontrollably Fond, which goes hand in hand with the latest teaser, featuring the college campus love story between leads Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) and Suzy (Gu Family Book). It’s the idyllic romance before a painful separation and years on separate paths turn them into... More »

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Disco-dancing Baek-hee returns with a new name and a secret
by | June 1, 2016 | 12 Comments
It’s a short series, but based on these teasers, Baek-hee Has Returned is shaping up to be a cute, funny interlude in between dramas. The four-episode mini-drama stars Kang Ye-won (Bad Guys) as a former It Girl in her sleepy island town named Yang Baek-hee, who left abruptly at eighteen and then comes back eighteen... More »

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Yoon Ji-hye joins Entourage as Jo Jin-woong’s wife
by | June 1, 2016 | 23 Comments
Okay, this actually isn’t a huge role, but the casting makes me excited because Yoon Ji-hye (Jackpot) and Jo Jin-woong (Signal) shared a cute side loveline in the movie Kundo: Age of the Rampant, and now they’re going to reunite as a married couple in tvN’s remake of Entourage. Jo Jin-woong plays a high-powered agent... More »

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Fake punches and a script read for Bring It On, Ghost
by | May 31, 2016 | 162 Comments
The first script reading for tvN’s upcoming supernatural rom-com drama Bring It On, Ghost just took place, and reportedly the chemistry was off the charts. Starring Kim So-hyun (Who Are You—School 2015) and Ok Taecyeon (Assembly), this drama is about a ghost girl and an exorcist boy who fight their way into love.... More »

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Filming begins on SBS’s upcoming thriller Wanted
by | May 31, 2016 | 20 Comments
Admittedly these first stills from SBS’s upcoming thriller Wanted aren’t that thrilling, but I suppose I can wait a little while longer for the thrills kick in; with its high-concept crime-mystery plot, I anticipate that once it gets going, it won’t let up anytime soon. At least, that had better be the case, since it’s... More »

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From bar fights to lab coats in SBS’s Doctors
by | May 31, 2016 | 101 Comments
Character descriptions have been released along with a teaser for SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Doctors, in which Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio) undergoes a transformation from troubled teen to neurosurgery fellow. It turns out that Kim Rae-won (Punch) not only plays her sunbae surgeon at the hospital, but also her high school biology teacher. But, why? Kim... More »

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Jeon Ji-hyun, Lee Min-ho team up in new SBS drama Legend of the Blue Sea
by | May 30, 2016 | 216 Comments
It’s happening, it’s really happening: Jeon Ji-hyun is re-teaming with her You From Another Star writer, Park Ji-eun, for a new drama co-starring Lee Min-ho (Heirs), with a high likelihood of him reuniting with his City Hunter director, PD Jin Hyuk. Is China even going to be able to handle the excitement? I half expect... More »

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Park Shin-hye, Kim Rae-won smile for the cameras on set of Doctors
by | May 29, 2016 | 79 Comments
Aw, they kind of look cute together. I mean, he looks very much like her older wiser sunbae, but that’s the dynamic in the drama, right? Maybe it’s just that Kim Rae-won (Punch) is permanently seared into my brain as the perfect oppa-next-door type, so I’ll always see him as that. Here’s a peek at... More »

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More flower boy princes for Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
by | May 29, 2016 | 46 Comments
I think this show is really planning to release one measly still per week. It seems stingy, given the enormous cast of pretty boy princes they’ve got, but I guess that’s how you make the drama promo last. Here’s another peek at two more princes from SBS’s upcoming time-travel fantasy sageuk Scarlet Heart: Goryeo, starring... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of May 23-29, 2016
by | May 29, 2016 | 73 Comments
Oh Hae-young Again broke the ratings record for a tvN Monday-Tuesday drama this week, a record previously held by Cheese in the Trap. This is a huge accomplishment as the show only grows in popularity and acclaim. The people are loving it, and for good reason. Let’s just hope the extension won’t hurt the show’s... More »

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2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

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