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Drama Casting & News
Lee Yi-kyung in consideration for Answer Me 1988
by | May 14, 2015 | 38 Comments
Oh, I’d be happy if this casting news stuck: Lee Yi-kyung is looking at a possible career-launching role in the cast of Answer Me 1988, though as always, reports are mixed about whether or not it’s a sure thing. Lee has been a really strong supporting actor in everything that I’ve seen him in, and... More »


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Sung Joon and UEE pucker up for High Society’s poster shoot
by | May 14, 2015 | 93 Comments
Yup, Chaebol’s Daughter has changed its title again, but on the upside, High Society is substantially better than the totally nondescript True Romance. Whatever it’s called, this drama has picked one hell of an inaugural promo run: The first set of stills feature a gussied-up Sung Joon (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) and UEE (Ho-gu’s Love) about... More »


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God’s Gift PD returns with new drama for SBS
by | May 13, 2015 | 21 Comments
There seems to be some heavy competition going on at SBS for a spot on its late summer Wednesday-Thursday drama lineup, because we’ve already heard news about two other dramas angling to air in that time slot — writer Kim Eun-hee’s Signal, which got pushed back for Shin Mina’s Will You Have Dinner With Me.... More »


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Oh Snap! Put your hands in the air for Masked Prosecutor
by | May 13, 2015 | 51 Comments
Okay, Kim Sun-ah looks way too glamorous in these Masked Prosecutor stills to be a detective on the job — more like a fashion model posing in a cop-themed shoot, maybe — but I’m certainly not going to complain about her kicking ass and fighting crime. And Joo Sang-wook should always play comically arrogant types,... More »


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Oh My Ghostess casts Kwak Shi-yang as pretty-boy chef
by | May 13, 2015 | 27 Comments
I always like seeing talented newcomers getting more work, so it’s good to hear that Kwak Shi-yang, who came on the scene out of nowhere to take a lead in Mnet’s Persevere, Gu Hae-ra, is joining Oh My Ghostess on tvN, which is the new series from the High School King of Savvy producers. Kwak... More »


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Six Flying Dragons confirms leads, adds Yoon Kyun-sang
by | May 12, 2015 | 37 Comments
All systems are a go for Six Flying Dragons, the new SBS sageuk that now officially stars Yoo Ah-in (Secret Love Affair) and Kim Myung-min (A New Leaf) in an epic political struggle over the future of the newly founded Joseon nation. There’s going to be a lot of acting in this drama, but I... More »


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Yeo Jin-gu sound bites from the Orange Marmalade press conference
by | May 12, 2015 | 94 Comments
High school fantasy drama Orange Marmalade held its production press conference in Seoul on May 12 — the show kicks off this Friday on KBS — so the cast was on hand to promote the vampire-girl-falls-in-love-with-human-boy melo-romance. The event also yielded a number of gems from its question-and-answer session, mostly from a single source, series... More »


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Countdown begins on The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days
by | May 11, 2015 | 73 Comments
Now that casting is complete, production finally kicks off with a script read for SBS’s new weekend miniseries The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days. The remake of the Taiwanese drama In Time With You stars Ha Ji-won (Empress Ki) and Lee Jin-wook (Three Musketeers) as best friends of twenty years in deep (deep, deep)... More »


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Smiles and scowls at press conference for The Producers
by | May 11, 2015 | 68 Comments
May 11 was press conference day for KBS’s The Producers, the “100% real variety drama” starring star actors playing variety producer-directors (and one starlet) in a show that’ll be both a workplace drama and an extravaganza of meta nods to the world it depicts. Unlike most dramaland shows about showbiz that invent a fictional world... More »


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News bites: May 9, 2015
by | May 9, 2015 | 50 Comments
Jung Il-woo, Kwak Dong-yeon Aww, this movie sounds cute, but what is it about Korean men being cast as C-level executives of IT companies in Chinese movies? In Rise of a Tomboy, Jung Il-woo (Records of a Night Watchman) will play the CEO of an IT firm, who’s very pragmatic on the job but who,... More »


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Flying fists and disguises for action thriller Hidden Identity
by | May 8, 2015 | 39 Comments
Shadows, subterfuge, and fisticuffs: What’s not to like? I was curious to see how Kim Bum (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), once so adorably round-cheeked, would transition into a badass action-fighter role, and I’m glad to see that he takes it on with style (even if I can’t quite take the facial scruff seriously on him.... More »