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Drama Casting & News
Byun Yo-han offered starring role in new tvN rom-com
by | February 11, 2015 | 71 Comments
Talk about your rising stars. We all know that tvN’s mega-hit Misaeng did wonders for its entire cast, but no one’s star traveled as far and as fast as Byun Yo-han’s. The 29-year-old actor went from virtual unknown indie film regular to the quirky and hilarious Han Seok-yul in Misaeng (his television debut, no less),... More »


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Bloodsucking gets cutesy for fantasy-medical drama Blood
by | February 10, 2015 | 88 Comments
The trio of posters that KBS’s upcoming Blood just released makes for an interesting mix, because none of them look like they come from the same drama. The first one makes me gag a little (since one of them is not a vampire!), but I see what they were going for with the whole cute-chilly... More »


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Hong Jong-hyun courted to be Yoochun’s rival in Sensory Couple
by | February 10, 2015 | 47 Comments
There’s new casting development for SBS’s new supernatural drama Sensory Couple, though sadly not for a leading lady — Kim Ji-won turned out not to be in the running to star after all, which breaks my heart. I don’t know why a drama that was once called Girl Who Sees Smells can’t manage to cast... More »


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Yeo Jin-gu courted for new KBS fantasy romance drama
by | February 9, 2015 | 99 Comments
Yessss, Yeo Jin-gu (Shoot My Heart) as a leading man in dramaland? Make it happen, KBS. There have been some false starts in the endeavor to get Yeo Jin-gu in a headlining role in a primetime drama — that is, not the child actor counterpart to the hero a la I Miss You or The... More »


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News bites: February 7, 2015
by | February 7, 2015 | 51 Comments
Kim Jae-wook (Age of Feeling) has been cast as the lead in There’s Another Road. Billed as a movie that will demonstrate that even the briefest of human encounters can provide healing, Kim will play a policeman who is ready to give up on life. He’ll travel to Chuncheon in what he decides will be... More »


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Bickering behind the scenes of Falling for Innocence
by | February 6, 2015 | 45 Comments
Augh, why is this show not a rom-com? Look how cute they’d be! Apparently JTBC’s new spring Friday-Saturday drama Falling for Innocence is going to ignore real-life bromance and adorableness in favor of melodrama. (But why? Can’t you see it goes against nature?) It doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the backstage goofing-off before things get... More »


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Lee Joon and Go Ah-sung’s first shoot for I Heard it Through the Grapevine
by | February 6, 2015 | 23 Comments
I hope SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama I Heard it Through the Grapevine doesn’t disappoint — it has a great cast, solid producers, and promises incisive social commentary rolled into a black comedy. The drama from the producers behind Secret Love Affair stars Lee Joon (Gap-dong) and Go Ah-sung (Snowpiercer) as a high school couple that... More »


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Kim Ji-won as Yoochun’s potential co-star in Sensory Couple
by | February 5, 2015 | 103 Comments
I have good news, and even better news. I’m not sure which is which, but I’ll let you decide: One, the drama formerly known (and laughed at) as The Girl Who Sees Smells has decided to rename itself Sensory Couple, and two, after courting Suzy, who did not take the role, the show is now... More »


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Song Joong-ki considers new drama Descended From the Sun
by | February 4, 2015 | 142 Comments
Oh man, I have such mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, YAY Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy, Wolf Boy) will be out of the army and is already looking at projects to return to dramaland! On the other hand, if he returns in a Kim Eun-sook drama (the hit writer of Heirs, Secret Garden),... More »


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Kim Jung-eun headlines new drama as ajumma vigilante
by | February 3, 2015 | 32 Comments
I guess in hindsight, Kim Jung-eun (Oohlala Spouses) was smart to turn down the SBS weekend drama My Heart Twinkle Twinkle, legal disputes and all, because that show is regularly pulling in 2% ratings (pretty abysmal, when successful weekenders sometimes break 30-40%). It also frees her up to headline a new MBC drama called Make... More »


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Secret’s writer heads to SBS with Mask
by | February 2, 2015 | 55 Comments
Scriptwriter Choi Ho-chul scored a surprise hit for KBS with his angsty melodrama Secret in 2013, and now SBS will be hoping he can re-create that success for them with his next drama, titled Mask, which has been granted a slot on the schedule for late spring. The drama is about people “who live hiding... More »
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