Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Yoo Inna considers bringing some sunshine to tvN fantasy drama Goblin
by | August 25, 2016 | 64 Comments
There were some rumors floating around last week that this second lead role in Goblin might go to various idol stars, but I’m glad that the offer went to Yoo Inna (One More Happy Ending) in the end. She just has a warmth to her that I like, and whether she’s playing leads or supporting... More »


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Here are alllllllll of your Moon Lovers
by | August 24, 2016 | 165 Comments
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo is just about ready to launch, which means in less than a week we’re really looking at Mondays to become Moon-days, what with this drama on SBS and its competitor over on KBS, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds. Which, I guess, isn’t such a random observation considering that’s what Monday means... More »


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OCN develops new crime drama The Voice
by | August 23, 2016 | 46 Comments
Anyone suffering from Police Unit 38 withdrawal symptoms? I know I’ve been missing my weekly dose of the comedic con artist tax squad. Not to fear! OCN has recently announced its plans to launch another crime drama to fill the lovable Ma Dong-seok-shaped empty space in our hearts and our weekends. The Voice, which primarily... More »


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Kim Yoon-hye up for second lead role in My Sassy Girl, no casting confirmations yet
by | August 23, 2016 | 46 Comments
The casting process for the drama adaptation of My Sassy Girl continues to be a doozy. Actress Kim Joo-hyun, winner of the ultimately futile nationwide search for Sassy’s leading lady, was relegated to second lead after Oh Yeon-seo (Come Back, Ajusshi) was offered the leading role instead. But with recent reports stating that Kim Joo-hyun... More »


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Fire meets water in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
by | August 23, 2016 | 95 Comments
And here I was, thinking that they couldn’t possibly make any more posters or teasers or stills for this drama. But the well of Lee Jun-ki’s beauty runneth deep, and there is no end in sight to the promo for this show. Lee Jun-ki with bloody sword? Check. Lee Jun-ki with music video fog? Check.... More »


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My Sassy Girl’s original leading actress rumored to quit, role still not cast
by | August 22, 2016 | 109 Comments
Wow, this show is a mess behind the scenes. At this point I’m just rubbernecking, but sometimes you can’t look away when there’s a five-car pileup happening right in front of you, you know? The upcoming SBS youth sageuk adaptation of My Sassy Girl is STILL without a titular sassy girl… even though there’s going... More »


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Yoon Doo-joon to make Let’s Eat and Bring It On, Ghost worlds collide
by | August 22, 2016 | 57 Comments
Yes, finally! The PD of tvN’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Bring In On, Ghost has been bringing practically all of the major cast members of his previous drama franchise — Let’s Eat Seasons 1 and 2 — to the set for fun cameos, and I’d been wondering if Yoon Doo-joon (Splish Splash Love) would ever make... More »


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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Aug. 15-21, 2016
by | August 21, 2016 | 158 Comments
There were yet more Olympic pre-emptions this week, affecting mostly the same shows as last week. The weekend circuit took the brunt of it, but at the top of the week, Monster wasn’t aired at all. Doctors aired one episode, and have made the decision to air their final three next week, which will definitely... More »


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News bites: August 20, 2016
by | August 20, 2016 | 50 Comments
Jang Dong-gun, Park Hee-soon, Lee Jong-seok I’m excited for this: Jang Dong-gun, Lee Jong-seok and Park Hee-soon are all confirmed for VIP, the latest film from Park Hoon-jung (The Tiger, New World). Lee will indeed play the villain, a son of a high-ranking North Korean official with a penchant for killing. [Asia Economy, Sports Chosun]... More »


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Bae Nuri as Choi Ji-woo’s right-hand woman in Woman With a Suitcase
by | August 19, 2016 | 4 Comments
Going from Dramaworld to the legal world, actress Bae Nuri has been cast in MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Woman with a Suitcase. Woman with a Suitcase is a legal-romance-mystery about a charismatic and competent legal office manager named Cha Geum-joo, played by Choi Ji-woo (Twenty Again), who meets Hahm Bok-geo, the president of a paparazzi... More »