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Drama Casting & News
Eom Ki-joon up for new Hong sisters drama Warm and Cozy
by | March 18, 2015 | 79 Comments
There was some panic in the air when news came out that Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) had taken himself out of the running to star in the new Hong sisters drama Warm and Cozy (formerly Jeju Island Gatsby), but his agency thankfully refuted the story. He’s still not confirmed — he and Kang So-ra are still... More »


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Answer Me franchise returns this fall with same parents, new year
by | March 17, 2015 | 86 Comments
After the longest development tease ever, PD Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung of the Answer Me franchise (that’d be Answer Me 1997 and Answer Me 1994) have finally announced that the team will definitely be returning with a new installment of the stand-alone spinoff series this year, and as previously teased, this time we’ll... More »


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Investigative crime thriller Hidden Identity comes to tvN
by | March 17, 2015 | 22 Comments
Dark crime thriller Bad Guys was a pretty solid hit for cable station OCN, but its director, PD Kim Jung-min, is hopping over to tvN for his next project, a drama titled Hidden Identity. Casting’s already begun, with Park Sung-woong (Fatal Encounter, Commitment, She Is Wow, Gaksital, New World) named as one of the leads,... More »


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Lee Jun-ki courted to become vampire scholar of the night
by | March 17, 2015 | 182 Comments
Lee Jun-ki, for vampire-fantasy-period drama Scholar Who Walks the Night? Well now you’ve put the idea in my head and it can’t be un-put! I want this bad and I want it now, and you can’t backtrack because I won’t let you! Stamps feet. (Also, Lee Jun-ki should always do sageuks, preferably of the fantasy... More »


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Oh Snap! In the classroom with Angry Mom
by | March 16, 2015 | 17 Comments
Even cuter than the actors behind housewife-goes-back-to-high-school drama Angry Mom is the cartoon avatar for the lead, played by Kim Hee-sun, wielding a knife in one hand and a frying pan in the other. Don’t mess with angry ajumma! Kim Yoo-jung is mostly smiles behind the scenes of the poster shoot, though I expect to... More »


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Couples cozy up for Mnet’s new drama The Lover
by | March 16, 2015 | 42 Comments
I’m curious to see how Mnet will handle a drama about cohabitating couples — it is cable, and yet their new drama The Lover seems like a big step out of their comfort zone (Mnet’s first two original series were the youthful music-themed Monstar and Persevere, Gu Hae-ra). But I’m eager to watch it, partly... More »


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Lee Yubi offered leading role in School 2015
by | March 16, 2015 | 57 Comments
Ooh, Lee Yubi for School 2015? I do love how this franchise casts. The newest installment of the School franchise has been bumped up on KBS’s roster for a late-April premiere, and casting is at last underway. First up to star is Lee Yubi, a rising young actress who’s been making a mark with lovable... More »


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Lee Yoon-ji joins tvN’s Ex-Girlfriend Club
by | March 15, 2015 | 26 Comments
Someone’s leaving a giant trail of broken hearts in his wake. Cable network tvN’s new Friday-Saturday drama Ex-Girlfriend Club stars Byun Yo-han (Misaeng) as a webtoon creator who uses his own love life as his artistic subject matter, and then has to face all of his ex-girlfriends’ wrath when they discover that he’s aired their... More »


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News bites: March 14, 2015
by | March 14, 2015 | 37 Comments
Kim Jung-hoon (Her Legend) has just been cast as the lead in a joint Korean-Japanese film called Tears! Light Up The Moon. He’ll star as a promising young music producer, and it will be a modern adaptation of the story of the Golden Demon, which itself was a Korean adaptation of a series of Japanese... More »


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Strange superpowers fuel tvN comedy The Superman Age
by | March 13, 2015 | 38 Comments
A new drama is coming to tvN, and it’s being described as a “fantastic youth growth comedy,” which I can see from the title, The Superman Age, and its off-kilter premise. It’s hilarious, seriously. The comedy series is about a job-hunting twentysomething who suddenly acquires superpowers one day… because apparently in this world, an adult... More »


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Vampires get schooled in Orange Marmalade
by | March 13, 2015 | 22 Comments
More vampires! Although KBS’s upcoming Orange Marmalade is set up to focus on the younger cast — led by Yeo Jin-gu (Potato Star 2013QR3), CN Blue’s Jonghyun, and AOA’s Seolhyun — I’m glad to see Song Jong-ho (Mandate of Heaven, Answer Me 1997) being added to the cast. Mostly because I really enjoy him, but... More »