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Drama Casting & News
Kim Kang-woo offered tvN sci-fi mystery drama Circle
by | February 20, 2017 | 42 Comments
Kim Kang-woo may be returning with another drama soon—hopefully one that’s much better than his last (Goodbye Mr. Black, sigh)—and has been offered a new sci-fi mystery drama Circle, which is being planned for a run on tvN. I’m glad to see a premise that sounds a bit different from the same old: Circle will... More »


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Gong Myung, Krystal, Yang Se-jong up for Bride of the Water God
by | February 20, 2017 | 120 Comments
Gong Myung, Krystal, Yang Se-jong I guess Bride of the Water God 2017 is going on a casting spree today. Krystal (She’s So Lovable, Heirs), Gong Myung (Drinking Solo, Entertainer), and Yang Se-jong (Saimdang Light’s Diary, Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim) are the latest to receive offers for tvN’s modern-day spinoff adaptation of the popular manhwa,... More »


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Shin Se-kyung up for leading role in Bride of the Water God 2017
by | February 19, 2017 | 154 Comments
I was sad when Moon Chae-won turned down the leading role in tvN’s upcoming manhwa remake Bride of the Water God 2017 over a week ago, but it looks like the production is back on track with an offer out to Shin Se-kyung (Six Flying Dragons) to headline in the title role. She’s considering favorably,... More »


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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Feb. 13-19, 2017
by | February 19, 2017 | 136 Comments
It happened—Defendant finally broke the 20% mark in style, proving that it’s the force to be reckoned with in the Monday-Tuesday slot. Bringing up second is still Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People, while Hwarang remains steadily below the 10% mark. At least Introverted Boss has seen some improvement, even though it’s probably not the... More »


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News bites: February 18, 2017
by | February 18, 2017 | 25 Comments
Hyun Bin, Yoo Ji-tae, Ryu Joon-yeol A speedy reunion might be in store for Hyun Bin (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) and his Alliance director Kim Sung-hoon. The star has received an offer to star in the director’s next work, a Joseon-era zombie blockbuster titled Rampant. [Xports News] Aieee, two of my favorites, Yoo Ji-tae (The Good... More »


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Psychological thriller webtoon Out of the World gets drama adaptation on OCN
by | February 17, 2017 | 32 Comments
OCN is my go-to cable channel when I want to feel psychological chills and see some quality action thrills, and they’ve lined up a great schedule for year 2017. Right now, Voice is airing to solid ratings, and it’s also got Choi Jin-hyuk’s time-traveling cop procedural coming up in March. Planning ahead, OCN has just... More »


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Lee Sung-kyung offered new rom-com from I Remember You writer
by | February 16, 2017 | 90 Comments
Ooh yay, there’s a new drama in the works from writer Kwon Ki-young of the layered mystery thriller I Remember You, the political rom-com All About My Romance, and the workplace comedy Protect the Boss, and an offer is out to Lee Sung-kyung (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju) to headline. It’s only been a month since... More »


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Gu Hye-sun shows off her dance moves for You’re Too Much
by | February 16, 2017 | 38 Comments
It’s been a while since we last saw newlywed Gu Hye-sun (Blood) in dramaland, but she’s making her comeback this year. She shows us her funny side in the teaser for MBC’s weekend drama You’re Too Much, where she’ll play a rough-and-tough girl who dreams of becoming a celebrity. It’s definitely a departure from her... More »


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Backhugs and schoolgirl crushes on Strong Woman Do Bong-soon
by | February 16, 2017 | 71 Comments
Someone’s getting handsy. I didn’t think Park Hyung-shik (Hwarang) would be training tiny Hulk Park Bo-young (Oh My Ghostess) when she’s the one hired to be his muscle, but apparently he’ll be teaching her to control her massive strength and harness it into self-defense moves (better to protect him with, I’m sure). Though judging from... More »


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Yoon-ah steals the hearts of two best friends in The King Loves
by | February 16, 2017 | 70 Comments
MBC’s upcoming historical romance melodrama The King Loves doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to release stills, but they are fully pre-producing the drama, which doesn’t yet have an airdate, so I can see how they might not want to show us everything so soon. Last week we caught our first glimpse of Im... More »