Archive for the ‘Drama Casting & News’ Category

Drama Casting & News
Campus drama Persevere Gu Hae-ra opens with big musical number
by | January 3, 2015 | 34 Comments
This drama has flown under my radar for the most part, but I remember that Monstar did too and it ended up being such a sweet, earnest musical drama that told little stories in big-hearted ways. Cable network Mnet is hoping to repeat that success with its second original drama outing, Persevere Gu Hae-ra, which... More »


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Lee Joon, Go Ah-sung tackle teen pregnancy in new drama
by | January 3, 2015 | 57 Comments
After losing leading actress Kim Hee-ae and undergoing some story changes, the team behind Secret Love Affair and A Wife’s Credentials is back on track with their new drama I Heard it Through the Grapevine, which is headed to SBS this February. The series was once set in the 1970s all the way to the... More »


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Im Seulong challenges for UEE’s affections in Ho-gu’s Love
by | January 2, 2015 | 14 Comments
Im Seulong, Han Geun-sub Im Seulong, idol singer (2AM) and actor (Hotel King, Mandate of Heaven), has joined tvN’s upcoming rom-com series Ho-gu’s Love, which has already cast UEE (Gold Rainbow) and Choi Woo-shik (Fated To Love You) in lead roles. He’ll take up a second lead role that had previously been cast with another... More »


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First preview for split personality rom-com Hyde, Jekyll, Me
by | January 1, 2015 | 91 Comments
Happy new year! It’s a brand new year with a whole new crop of dramas ahead and no time to waste. Here’s our first peek at SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Hyde, Jekyll, Me, starring Hyun Bin in his long-awaited drama comeback as a man with a split personality, and Han Ji-min as the woman who’s... More »


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2014 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2014 | 137 Comments
Whew, the whirlwind of year-end awards finally comes to a close. Let’s wrap up with the last of the big station awards over at KBS, where premium sageuk Jung Do-jeon cranked out the big winners of the evening: veteran Yoo Dong-geun took home the Daesang (Grand Prize) for his performance as the founder of the... More »


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2014 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2014 | 149 Comments
And now for SBS’s awards! I thought yesterday’s ceremony over at MBC was a bit lackluster, but maybe that was more about not really loving MBC’s dramas of the past year and not having seen very many of their winners. It’s a different story over at SBS, which had a bunch of shows (and more... More »


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Kim Kang-woo and Park Hee-soon up for OCN’s next crime thriller
by | December 31, 2014 | 20 Comments
The good news is that Kim Kang-woo (Golden Cross) is already scoping out his next drama project, and it’s likely going to be cable network OCN’s newest thriller opposite Park Hee-soon (All About My Romance). Naturally it’s another gritty crime procedural — it is OCN after all — called Special Missing Persons Task Force M... More »


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2014 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2014 | 198 Comments
Red carpet time! The year-end station awards are upon us, and MBC is up first with their Drama Awards for 2014. MBC isn’t historically known for making a whole lot of sense when it comes to how they hand out trophies at the end of the year, though to be fair, they’re not the only... More »


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First stylish teaser for KBS’s Spy
by | December 30, 2014 | 32 Comments
KBS has released its first teaser for its spy drama Spy (aptly, if obviously, named), and it looks pretty slick. It’s pretty short, but hits the essentials: Mom Bae Jong-ok is “an ordinary mother,” son Kim Jaejoong is “an ordinary son,” and the drama tells of “their non-ordinary mother-son relationship.” That’s an understatement, given that... More »


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Heart to Heart’s blushing romance kicks off this week
by | December 30, 2014 | 46 Comments
I can’t believe January shows are already starting, but the drama machine waits for no one. First up in the new year is Heart to Heart, the new Friday-Saturday romantic comedy headed to tvN. It stars Choi Kang-hee (Level 7 Civil Servant) as a woman who blushes uncontrollably (and therefore hates attention) and Chun Jung-myung... More »


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Let’s Eat shakes up cast lineup for sequel
by | December 29, 2014 | 103 Comments
javabeans: I have some drama news for you, but maybe you should sit down first. So they’re doing a Season 2 of Let’s Eat. girlfriday: Yeah, I know. I’m already on it. Got my bowls of ramyun and my takeout menus at the ready. javabeans: Wait, that’s not all. Season 1’s Yoon Doo-joon is just-about-almost... More »