Archive for the ‘Drama Casting & News’ Category

Drama Casting & News
Gong Hyo-jin off to vacation, then hospital
by | September 10, 2014 | 111 Comments
This seems a little backward to me, but hey, I’m not the (actor playing the) doctor: The cast and crew of SBS’s It’s Okay, It’s Love, which wraps this week, will soon be flying to Thailand for a group vacation, after which series star Gong Hyo-jin is heading back to the hospital. She apparently needs... More »


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Park Shi-yeon as star news anchor and single mother
by | September 10, 2014 | 52 Comments
Park Shi-yeon (Nice Guy) returns to dramaland this fall in cable network TV Chosun’s new weekend show Greatest Marriage, where she plays a star news anchor. Her character is smart, capable, nationally beloved, and she’s ranked at the top of female college students’ “women I want to emulate” lists. But one crucial choice takes her... More »


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Secret Door doles out love, punishment, and tragedy
by | September 9, 2014 | 35 Comments
SBS’s upcoming Secret Door looks so intense and emotional, and I can’t WAIT for it to premiere (two more weeks!). Check out the next two teasers for the sageuk drama about the king who ordered his own son killed, starring Han Seok-kyu as King Yeongjo and Lee Je-hoon as Crown Prince Sado. All I can... More »


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Good Doctor producers reteam for Blood
by | September 8, 2014 | 50 Comments
Good Doctor’s writer and director, Park Jae-bum and Kim Min-soo, are reteaming for another project to launch early next year, which is titled Blood. And just as I’m about to joke that the title makes me think of vampires more than doctors, I see that this drama is about vampire doctors. Ha! Also, get thee... More »


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Lee Soo-hyuk up to play the other man in Valid Love
by | September 8, 2014 | 95 Comments
Valid Love is the new tvN Monday-Tuesday drama from the writer of My Name Is Kim Sam-soon that’s currently courting Uhm Tae-woong and Han Ji-min to play a married couple that hits a rough patch when the wife’s eye wanders. Enter: Lee Soo-hyuk (High School King of Savvy), he of greener pastures. Tags: Lee Soo-hyuk... More »


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Kim Ah-joong up for legal drama Pride and Prejudice
by | September 4, 2014 | 23 Comments
Pride and Prejudice, the MBC drama formerly titled Lawless World, is now courting Kim Ah-joong (Sign) to play the female lead opposite (potentially) Daniel Choi (Big Man, School 2013), who was recently offered the drama. Neither actor has confirmed the role but are in the “considering favorably” stage, so I expect a bit more back-and-forthing... More »


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Park Shin-hye headlines Pinocchio as reporter who can’t lie
by | September 4, 2014 | 164 Comments
Ah, so now we have the reason behind Pinocchio’s title — the drama features a heroine who can’t tell a lie. She’s a character who suffers from Pinocchio syndrome (I think it’s called different things, but they mean a condition where your body shows a physical sign whenever you lie), which makes her hiccup whenever... More »


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MBN rejoins dramaland with Tears of Heaven
by | September 3, 2014 | 14 Comments
Cable station MBN is getting back in the drama game, two years since it gave them up, and has announced a new series titled Tears of Heaven. It sounds like an emotion-filled, relationship-driven drama that’s all about a strained mother-daughter relationship which leads to lots of conflict and eventually understanding. The drama has revealed its... More »


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Daniel Choi offered leading role in Pride and Prejudice
by | September 3, 2014 | 78 Comments
Okay, so first things first: There’s a new drama called Pride and Prejudice. Sadly, it has nothing to do with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, though maybe that’s a happy thing? Granted, if you’re wooing Daniel Choi (Big Man, School 2013) to star, you kind of make me want to see him be a Darcy.... More »


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She’s So Lovable teases warmhearted romance
by | September 3, 2014 | 29 Comments
The Scent of a Woman and Dr. Champ creative team has a way of taking very average commonplace drama setups and making them look so appealing. Though it might just be the Rain Effect, and I’m being swindled into feeling positive thoughts. Is there a cure? Do I want to be cured? There’s absolutely no... More »


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Bad Boys behind bars prepare for the hunt
by | September 2, 2014 | 60 Comments
OCN may only have one genre angle in programming its original drama series content (crime, crime, and more crime), but if it can’t have breadth, at least it has depth. And of all the channels putting out scripted drama content, it does have the grittiest, goriest fare, and its new series Bad Boys ought to... More »