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Drama Casting & News
Ahn Jae-hyun, Gu Hye-sun headline vampire medical drama Blood
by | December 3, 2014 | 131 Comments
After a few false starts, we finally have a cast for the KBS fantasy medical drama Blood, the show about a vampire doctor who treats terminally ill patients. Rookie actor Ahn Jae-hyun (You’re All Surrounded) has signed on to play the vampire hero, and Gu Hye-sun (Angel Eyes) will play his leading lady. She’ll be... More »


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Ji Sung the latest leading man in contention for Kill Me, Heal Me
by | December 3, 2014 | 77 Comments
Maybe the third time’s the charm? Let’s see if Kill Me, Heal Me can manage to hold onto its leading man this time around. Ji Sung (Secret) is the newest actor in talks to headline MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama, as the hero with dissociative identity disorder and a whopping seven personalities to play. He actually... More »


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High-speed thrills for hire in action drama Healer
by | December 2, 2014 | 37 Comments
I don’t know how this happened, but somehow it’s already December, and KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Healer is premiering in a week. New teasers continue in the same vein — secret missions and high-flying action — but this time we get a sneak peek at how our three main characters might end up entangled in... More »


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Lee Seung-gi, Im Ji-yeon drop Kill Me, Heal Me
by | December 2, 2014 | 118 Comments
What is going on with the casting drama in dramaland lately? Between Kill Me, Heal Me and Blood, it’ll be a miracle if half of the early 2015 dramas premiere on time. Both Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded) and Im Ji-yeon (Obsessed) were offered leading roles in MBC’s upcoming split-personality drama Kill Me, Heal Me,... More »


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Cover-ups and tragedies drive SBS thriller Punch
by | December 2, 2014 | 24 Comments
Punch just keeps looking better and better. The thriller from the writer of The Chaser already seemed hard-edged purely from descriptions, where Kim Rae-won plays a prosecutor with a terminal diagnosis who vows to take down the corrupt on his way out—but now that we’ve seen glimpses of it in action, it appears to be... More »


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Blood: Jung Il-woo out, Ahn Jae-hyun in?
by | December 1, 2014 | 88 Comments
Hm, having some trouble locking down a vampire hero, are we? I know that Yoo Yeon-seok and Jung Il-woo were only entertaining offers to headline KBS’s new vampire medical drama Blood, but when a series has this much trouble casting, it always makes me wonder what’s wrong with it. After Yoo Yeon-seok passed on the... More »


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Sung Joon signs on as second lead for Jekyll and Me
by | December 1, 2014 | 91 Comments
Aw man, Sung Joon is gonna be another second lead; it’s just been announced that he’ll be taking on a role with SBS’s upcoming Jekyll and Me, joining leads Hyun Bin and Han Ji-min in the multiple-personality-disorder romantic comedy. Well, the other multiple-personality-disorder romantic comedy (aside from Lee Seung-gi’s Kill Me Heal Me). Jekyll and... More »


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News bites: November 29, 2014
by | November 29, 2014 | 37 Comments
Sung Dong-il, Kwon Sang-woo After suffering from delays, Private Investigator is moving forward again and has added Sung Dong-il (It’s Okay, It’s Love) to its cast. The movie will be directed by Kim Jung-hoon (Petty Romance), who actually wrote the script and won an award for the screenplay way back in 2006. Attached to the... More »


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Rookie actress Im Ji-yeon to romance Lee Seung-gi in Kill Me Heal Me
by | November 28, 2014 | 146 Comments
Oh, interesting: Next year’s multiple-personality rom-com drama Kill Me Heal Me, which is heading into final negotiations with Lee Seung-gi for the lead role, is now in talks to cast rookie actress Im Ji-yeon opposite him. I would have expected the drama to cast somebody with more name recognition, or for somebody like Im to... More »


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KBS secret agent thriller Spy rounds out cast
by | November 28, 2014 | 131 Comments
Jaejoong, Go Sung-hee You know, I really wish this drama had picked a different title — for a drama about spies, it’s a little lacking in covert slickness. KBS’s new Friday night drama Spy has secured its leading cast, and plans to enter production shortly. Idol actor Kim Jaejoong (Triangle) will be headlining as expected,... More »


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Season 2 talk for Misaeng the manhwa and the drama
by | November 27, 2014 | 54 Comments
If any drama could go on for multiple seasons, it’d be Misaeng, the slice-of-life workplace series that’s become cable network tvN’s newest sensation. Expectations were high from the start for the adaptation based on a cult hit manhwa, and it translated into both critical acclaim and ratings success (Episode 12 that aired last Saturday recorded... More »