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Casting is off to a great start for upcoming Wednesday-Thursday KBS romantic melodrama, On the Way to the Airport. Lovely actress Kim Haneul (Gentleman’s Dignity) and dimple-cheeked man-boy Lee Sang-yoon (Twenty Again) have both been confirmed as the leads. Having seen them in their latest drama projects, I can guarantee they both have acting chops.... More »
Yeon Woo-jin, Im Soo-jung Yeon Woo-jin (Marriage Not Dating) has signed on to co-star opposite Im Soo-jung (Time Renegade) in the new movie Passing Hearts: The Table, an omnibus film with an interesting premise, about patrons at a cafe and the various events that occur at one specific table there. Anyone who’s waited tables before... More »
And thank goodness for that. I’d been getting a little worried about the fate of “fantasy cohabitation romance” drama Cinderella and the Four Knights, which secured a pretty good cast and has a cute premise but seemed to be struggling to find a home anywhere. Now tvN has snapped it up, and although they haven’t... More »
Oh, interesting. Lee Dong-wook (Bubblegum) is up for the role of a reaper who takes up residence with goblin Gong Yoo (Big) in tvN’s new fantasy romance drama Goblin, which sets us up for bromancey cohabitation. Part of me is disappointed — I was holding out hope that the heroine would be the reaper in... More »
KBS is in talks with entertainment group MarsENT to produce a Korean drama remake of Japanese mystery romance drama Ice World, which aired on Fuji TV in 1999 and garnered a screenwriting award, as well as a best actress award for its star, Matsushima Nanako. The original Ice World was about the dark mystery shrouding... More »
Honestly, it’s amazing that Beautiful Mind was even able to make a teaser at all, what with the crazy scheduling conflicts that have been plaguing it. After finally securing a leading man in Jang Hyuk (Master of Trade—Inn 2015), KBS’s new medical drama ran into new trouble when lead actress Park So-dam (Because It’s the... More »
Good news, bad news! The good news: There’s a new drama in the works, which is always cause for interest since I’m always eager for more material to look forward to in the near future. The bad news: Well… let’s keep reading. The project is called The Package and it’s currently got an offer out... More »
Ah! I’d be more than happy to see Kim Go-eun (Cheese in the Trap) paired alongside Gong Yoo (Train to Busan) for his upcoming fantasy-romance drama Goblin for tvN, to be written by Descended From the Sun star writer Kim Eun-sook, so it’s good news to hear that she’s been offered the role and is... More »
Filming has just finished for the first movie in a new 10-part omnibus web series Bugs Attack. It’s apparently actually about huge creepy crawly critters waging war on humankind. I’m imagining a weird cross of District 9 meets Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, which sounds intriguing to the sci-fi nerd in me. But the real... More »
I hope this is the last round of casting announcements for SBS’s upcoming thriller drama Wanted, not because I don’t want a nice big cast, but because they’re running out of lead time before the premiere, which is now less than a month away. We’ve got a few more additions to the supporting cast in... More »