Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Bubblegum’s childhood friends become a couple
by | September 30, 2015 | 45 Comments
I know, we’re all probably a little shellshocked from the last pair of best friends who took their sweet-ass time (7000 days, to be exact) to become lovers, but maybe this couple will have better luck igniting the spark at the right time? Posters are out for tvN’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Bubblegum, starring Jung Ryeo-won... More »

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Youth drama Sassy, Go Go’s cheery posters
by | September 29, 2015 | 35 Comments
For a boarding school full of over-achieving stress cases, everyone sure looks bright-eyed and cheerful. Posters are out for KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Sassy Go Go, about an unlikely group of friends (and frenemies?) formed through the cheerleading club at a high school. Maybe the drama’s posters are meant to be aspirational, for how much... More »

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JTBC considers new rom-com with King 2 Hearts writer
by | September 25, 2015 | 21 Comments
More psychiatry romances? Hrmmm. JTBC is looking to schedule their next series to follow D-Day, which just premiered last weekend, and talk is out that it’ll be a series titled Madame Antoine, a “clinical-psychology-medical-romantic-comedy” drama. I’d say that’s quite the genre mash-up, but we did have It’s Okay, It’s Love doing quite well not too... More »

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Goodbye, Goodbye Mr. Black
by | September 25, 2015 | 92 Comments
Oh no, bad news in dramaland: We might not get to see the new revenge drama Goodbye Mr. Black. The series was being planned for SBS’s winter Wednesday-Thursday timeslot following Village: Secret of Achiara (which follows Yong-pal), but now SBS has dropped the series from its lineup. The broadcaster is saying that Goodbye Mr. Black... More »

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Village’s mysterious new schoolteacher and eager policeman
by | September 24, 2015 | 52 Comments
I like the potential odd-coupling of this crime-solving partnership in SBS’s new murder mystery thriller Village: Secret of Achiara, which has released a new teaser. Moon Geun-young stars as a new teacher who moves to the sleepy little village of Achiara, and Yook Sung-jae is the overly eager policeman in town who takes it upon... More »

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Love, friendship, and cycling in cable drama Riders: Catch Tomorrow
by | September 23, 2015 | 19 Comments
Three familiar television faces are heading over to cable for a new drama on E Channel, with the series titled Riders: Catch Tomorrow casting Kim Dong-wook (Maids, Dandelion Family, Coffee Prince), Lee Chung-ah (Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, Wonderful Mama), and Choi Yeo-jin (The Lover, Valid Love, Emergency Couple). The drama will depict the lives of... More »

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First love and prison tears for MBC melodrama Dazzling Temptation
by | September 23, 2015 | 37 Comments
Well the posters are pretty, I’ll give them that. And so are the childhood scenes, as expected. I’m just more than a little wary of MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Dazzling Temptation, mostly because I lived through Gold Rainbow. It had a similar setup where the extended childhood backstory was really sweet and heartfelt, then with... More »

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’80s fashions and perms galore for Answer Me 1988’s first poster
by | September 23, 2015 | 49 Comments
javabeans: Hey, check out the poster for Answer Me, 1988. I was expecting more terrible ’80s fashion, actually (not that they look good…). girlfriday: Wait, where’s Park Bo-gum?? Is he not in this drama anymore?! javabeans: No way, that can’t be it! He’s gotta be there somewhere… still looking… Ha, well Go Kyung-pyo looks all... More »

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Seeking teenage happiness in Sassy, Go Go
by | September 23, 2015 | 35 Comments
The second teaser is out for KBS’s cheerleading drama Sassy Go Go, and we’re starting to get a feel for the tone of the show — light, cute, peppy. Given that the recent dramaland offerings set in high school have veered darker and heavier (Angry Mom, School 2013, Who Are You—School 2015), it may be... More »

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Kim Kang-woo up to join SBS’s Goodbye Mr. Black
by | September 22, 2015 | 72 Comments
Ah, I do like the direction the casting is taking with Goodbye Mr. Black, SBS’s upcoming revenge drama that’s adapted from a The Count of Monte Cristo–inspired manhwa. First we had Lee Jin-wook (The Time I’ve Loved You) and Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor), then Song Jae-rim (Unkind Women), and now the drama is looking to... More »

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Character stills and teasers for rom-com Bubblegum
by | September 21, 2015 | 80 Comments
Here’s a peek at tvN’s quirky friends-to-lovers romantic comedy Bubblegum, starring Jung Ryeo-won (Medical Top Team) and Lee Dong-wook (Iron Man) as childhood friends who start to see each other differently as adults. Judging from the teasers, I wonder if this drama is going for anti-chemistry as a concept, which could be a funny tactic.... More »

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