Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Costumed and hairstyled for MBC’s sageuk Flower in Prison
by | April 6, 2016 | 124 Comments
Here’s our first look at upcoming “adventure sageuk” Flower in Prison, which sort of slipped my mind despite being set to air on MBC later this month. (Already? I’m sorry for forgetting about you, Go Soo!) In my defense, the production has been rather quiet until releasing these stills this week, but now it’s in... More »

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Ji-soo joins Doctors as Park Shin-hye’s first love
by | April 6, 2016 | 76 Comments
Aw, but who would ever get over her first love if it were Ji-soo (Page Turner)? The up-and-comer has been cast in the new SBS medical drama Doctors, where he’ll play a childhood friend with a one-sided love for our sassy heroine Park Shin-hye (which I guess technically makes her his first love). Puppy crush... More »

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Lucky Romance’s leads get cozy
by | April 5, 2016 | 89 Comments
javabeans: Look, photo! girlfriday: Ooh, Lucky Romance already? They’re so cute together! javabeans: Even if they have the same hair. girlfriday: I was just thinking, I actually like Hwang Jung-eum’s hair! It’s a first for me. Even though maybe I like it because it’s Ryu Joon-yeol’s hair. Don’t you think she’ll find some way to... More »

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Descended’s Kim Min-seok eyes Doctors as next drama
by | April 5, 2016 | 61 Comments
Nice to see his stint in Descended From the Sun is doing Kim Min-seok some good, since he’s now up to join the upcoming SBS drama Doctors, which recently confirmed Kim Rae-won (Punch) and Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio) as its leads. The role Kim Min-seok is up to play is a neurosurgeon (with that baby face?... More »

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Lee Hee-joon up to play Jang Hyuk’s rival in Beautiful Mind
by | April 5, 2016 | 9 Comments
Well, he may be playing someone else’s rival if Jang Hyuk (Master of Trade—Inn 2015) passes on this drama too, but let’s be optimistic that Beautiful Mind will land itself a leading man this time around. Maybe it’ll have a lucky day and land a second lead as well, because an offer is currently out... More »

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Jang Hyuk courted to headline KBS’s Beautiful Mind
by | April 4, 2016 | 62 Comments
Well this is a whole new direction. New medical mystery drama Beautiful Mind is kind of the Goldilocks of dramaland right now, trying out every leading man under the sun to find just the right one. So far the direction has been quite obvious, based on the actors who have passed on the project: Kim... More »

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Dear My Friends teases humorous take on growing old
by | April 4, 2016 | 36 Comments
The new Noh Hee-kyung drama Dear My Friends is headed to tvN in May, and I wasn’t expecting this, but the teasers are pretty hysterical. The drama is full of respected veteran stars, who all take turns making fun of themselves in the teasers and poking a bit of fun at each other too. The... More »

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Meet the beautiful knights of Hwarang: The Beginning
by | April 4, 2016 | 194 Comments
You know what, I was wrong. Really wrong — to believe that Park Seo-joon (She Was Pretty) was good-looking in only a quirky, unconventional way, and not at all the pretty-boy way. Because looking at these freshly released promo images for KBS’s upcoming drama Hwarang: The Beginning, I found him fitting right in to the... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Mar. 28–Apr. 3, 2016
by | April 3, 2016 | 138 Comments
We’ve got a few new shows to add to the ratings discussion this week, with a three-way premiere on the broadcast stations this Monday. Gambling fusion sageuk Jackpot came out in the lead, with the slick underdog lawyer drama Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho right on its heels. Revenge-themed 50-episode Monster came in third, though this... More »

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News bites: April 2, 2016
by | April 2, 2016 | 41 Comments
Lee Sang-yoon Heads, ask and ye shall receive. During an interview on March 30, Lee Sang-yoon said about a Liar Game 2: “The director, writers, and all of us actors believe the sequel will happen.” He went on to explain that barring scheduling conflicts, all involved hope to begin production on the project later this year or early... More »

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