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Drama Casting & News
Lee Dong-wook becomes Iron Man
by | August 8, 2014 | 66 Comments
Well that only took forever. We were gettin’ down to the wire here, and I started to fear that Joseon Gunman’s extension had to do with its follow-up drama’s drama. But KBS’s upcoming supernatural series Iron Man finally has its hero in Lee Dong-wook, who’s just barely coming off the set of his last drama... More »


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She’s So Lovable adds more friends and love rivals
by | August 7, 2014 | 21 Comments
We’ve got more casting additions to SBS’s new music industry drama She’s So Lovable, starring Rain as a songwriter-producer agency president and Krystal (Heirs) as an aspiring singer. Following Im Joo-eun’s recent exit from the love triangle, actress Cha Ye-ryun (Gold Rainbow) has signed on to play the heroine’s rival, which makes it a reunion... More »


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Han Sun-hwa in first lead role opposite Lee Jang-woo in Rosy Lovers
by | August 7, 2014 | 71 Comments
She’s on the fast track to stardom: Idol Han Sun-hwa (of girl group Secret) had her first minor role in 2013’s Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek, played mistress of disguise Jenny in God’s Gift – 14 Days, and moved up to second lead status in the (currently airing) tvN show Marriage Not Dating. Now we’re getting... More »


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Falling bodies and marrying exes in My Secret Hotel
by | August 6, 2014 | 52 Comments
Ah, now I’m finally getting a sense for the tone of tvN’s upcoming drama My Secret Hotel, which has been touting itself as a “killing romance.” Aside from the fact that the term doesn’t actually make sense (if only they’d called it a killer romance!), I knew they meant there would be romance and also... More »


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A romance and a curse for every decade in Plus Nine Boys
by | August 6, 2014 | 50 Comments
I really like the concept of this drama, so I hope it’s as cute and funny as it looks. Coming-of-age comedy Plus Nine Boys is headed to tvN in late August, and tells the story of four boys each stuck in the ninth year of their age bracket and cursed to be unlucky in love... More »


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Everyone’s got a secret to hide in Discovery of Romance
by | August 6, 2014 | 26 Comments
I do enjoy a rom-com with active, interesting posters (so many fall back on the old standbys and end up looking interchangeable with all the other rom-coms in dramaland), and KBS’s Discovery of Romance certainly has those. In the main posters, we get a continuation of the whole bickering-love-triangle motif that’s been driving much of... More »


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Healer secures cast, KBS reshuffles fall/winter lineup
by | August 5, 2014 | 26 Comments
KBS seems to have gotten its ducks in a row now, after the maybe-casting and maybe-programming rounds for fall/winter dramas Healer and The King’s Face. The Wednesday-Thursday slot following Iron Man (which comes after Joseon Gunman) will go to The King’s Face, the fusion sageuk adaptation of The Face Reader that’s currently courting Sohn Ye-jin... More »


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Lovers’ quarrels begin for Discovery of Romance
by | August 5, 2014 | 62 Comments
We have a new set of teasers for KBS’s upcoming rom-com Discovery of Romance, and the show continues to look hilarious and cute. Then again, so did the teasers for another ex-lovers-reunite drama, Emergency Couple, and that drama was about as funny as a funeral wake. Just to keep things in perspective. Even so, I’m... More »


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Lee Je-hoon’s first day on set as Crown Prince Sado
by | August 4, 2014 | 28 Comments
Isn’t it nice when actors come back from army and just roll straight onto a drama set as if no time has passed at all? Thanks to two movies that were released during his enlistment and his immediate return to dramaland with Secret Door, Lee Je-hoon has managed to make his time away pass like... More »


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Krystal and Im Joo-eun join Rain in She’s So Lovable
by | August 4, 2014 | 115 Comments
With the simultaneous casting of Heirs alumnae Krystal (High Kick 3) and Im Joo-eun (Empress Ki), Rain has his love triangle in place for his upcoming SBS drama She’s So Lovable. She’s So Lovable is the “comic, sentimental love fantasy” that takes the pop music industry as its backdrop, featuring the growth and struggles of... More »


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Kim Yoo-jung on the set of Secret Door
by | August 1, 2014 | 23 Comments
While we’ve had loads of casting info, we’re finally getting some action on the set of Secret Door. Here are the first stills of Kim Yoo-jung in character, and, at last, some information on her fictional character. In the scenes shot a few days ago, she looks quite youthful and mischievous, and her character is... More »