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Drama Casting & News
Dr. Frost gets his leading ladies
by | September 15, 2014 | 29 Comments
Now that cable network OCN’s new psychological crime procedural Dr. Frost has its hero in Song Chang-eui (Thrice Married Woman), it’s time to give the genius a team (of lesser geniuses). The show went on a casting spree, and secured Lee Yoon-ji (King’s Family) and Jung Eun-chae (Fatal Encounter) to play his coworkers and romantic... More »


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Joo-won takes up the conductor’s baton for Cantabile Tomorrow
by | September 14, 2014 | 67 Comments
Here we go, our first look at Joo-won in character for Cantabile Tomorrow, the Nodame Cantabile remake. I’m still holding off on making judgments on liking/hating the remake, but I’m allowing myself to feel cautiously hopeful, and I do feel like Joo-won looks the part of the hero, Cha Yoo-jin (Chiaki of the original). Not... More »


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Korean remake of Liar Game lines up its cast of liars and swindlers
by | September 12, 2014 | 97 Comments
Here’s an interesting possible lineup: Lee Sang-yoon (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), Kim So-eun (Horse Healer), and Shin Sung-rok (You From Another Star) are all currently in talks to star in tvN’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Liar Game. Liar Game is a remake of a Japanese drama of the same name, itself an adaptation of a manga,... More »


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Newsroom drama Pinocchio secures rookie reporter cast
by | September 12, 2014 | 138 Comments
We’ve finally got a lineup for upcoming SBS newsroom drama Pinocchio, and there aren’t any big surprises or shakeups. Park Shin-hye (Heirs) was first to confirm the offer, and now Lee Jong-seok (Doctor Stranger), Lee Yubi (Gu Family Book), and Kim Young-kwang (Plus Nine Boys) have officially signed on. Of course I’M terribly excited that... More »


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Casting confirmations in for Rosy Lovers
by | September 11, 2014 | 18 Comments
Lee Jang-woo, Han Sun-hwa, Kim Min-seo, Han Ji-sang We’ve got loads of new info on the upcoming MBC show, Rosy Lovers, which will follow a collegiate single dad’s struggle to overcome life’s obstacles and his quest for happiness. In true weekend drama fashion, the show will explore in detail the relationship between the central character... More »


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Bae Doo-na returns to Seoul to film Netflix show Sense8
by | September 11, 2014 | 24 Comments
The Wachowskis (of The Matrix trilogy, Speed Racer, and Cloud Atlas) are behind a new Netflix show titled Sense8, about eight strangers located around the world who simultaneously experience an intense telepathic vision, and afterwards are irrevocably mentally linked. Filming began in June, and after having hit several exotic locales (Iceland, Kenya), cameras for the... More »


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Ha Yeon-soo goes to prison for new drama
by | September 11, 2014 | 38 Comments
I’m not sure I would’ve thought to conjure up quirky Ha Yeon-soo as a suggestion in the game of who to cast as a convicted attempted-murderer (at least not in the top thirty, forty names), but she’s chosen to take on the role of one in the upcoming drama Legendary Witch, which will mark her... More »


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Han Chae-ah considers lead in new daily It Must Be Love
by | September 10, 2014 | 21 Comments
Han Chae-ah (All About My Romance, Oohlala Spouses) is in the final stage of negotiations to lead an upcoming KBS daily drama called It Must Be Love. If she takes it, this would be her first leading role, and while it’s not confirmed yet, her agency and a source close to the family describe the... More »


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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 »