Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! IU and her seven flower boy princes
by | July 18, 2016 | 252 Comments
It’s rare that I look at a drama cast and think, there’s just too much pretty in there. Is such a thing even possible? But come on, if it takes you five seconds to locate Lee Jun-ki in a group photo, that’s saying something (I’m kidding, it would never take me that long!). The cast... More »

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Good Doctor writer comes back to KBS with Chief Kim
by | July 18, 2016 | 12 Comments
KBS is busy filling out their drama lineup for the rest of the year, and is currently considering a series named Chief Kim (working title) to fill the post-On the Way to the Airport timeslot on Wednesdays and Thursdays for late fall. Chief Kim will be a drama from writer Park Jae-bum, who wrote heartwarming... More »

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Lee Jung-jin reteams with Runaway director in K2
by | July 18, 2016 | 24 Comments
We’ve got a confirmation for bodyguard-action drama K2, though it isn’t one that had been mentioned previously as a possibility: Lee Jung-jin (Temptation, Hundred Year Inheritance) will be joining the upcoming tvN drama about a presidential candidate’s hidden daughter and a bodyguard abandoned by his country. It isn’t clear yet what Lee’s role will be,... More »

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Kyung Su-jin up for sports campus drama Weightlifting Fairy
by | July 18, 2016 | 31 Comments
Ah, how I wish she were the lead. I really adore up-and-coming actress Kyung Su-jin (Bluebird’s House, Plus Nine Boys), who has a natural charm about her and a warmth that comes across onscreen. She’s been steadily working her way up with supporting roles (Secret Love Affair, Shark) and is currently considering an offer to... More »

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Shouts, smirks, and song in Cinderella and the Four Knights teaser
by | July 17, 2016 | 50 Comments
Upcoming tvN cohabitation drama Cinderella and the Four Knights has some newly released teasers and a main poster. In this reimagined fairytale, Cinderella gets her choice between three princes and a handsome bodyguard… in a house where dating is forbidden. Park So-dam (Beautiful Mind) plays the Cinderella character, who has been given a mission to... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of July 11-17, 2016
by | July 17, 2016 | 134 Comments
Man, tvN is just knocking it out of the ballpark lately—the premiere of Bring It On, Ghost this week set a record high for a Monday-Tuesday show for the cable network, who must be very pleased with their choices lately. I admit to being a bit curious as to how this tvN ghost show starring... More »

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News bites: July 16, 2016
by | July 16, 2016 | 24 Comments
Jo Jin-woong, Ma Dong-seok Yes, please yes! Ma Dong-seok (Police Unit 38) is leaning towards choosing Admiral Kim Chang-soo as his next project, which would mean he might be working with another favorite, Jo Jin-woong (Signal), in a film about the political activist also known as Kim Koo. Jo’s being courted to play the titular... More »

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The prince shakes his stuff for Moonlight Drawn By Clouds teaser
by | July 15, 2016 | 146 Comments
When I saw pictures of Park Bo-gum doing a dance routine in his royal robes on the set of Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, I thought it was going to be random behind-the-scenes promotional material for funsies, not the first teaser of the drama! A dance routine to “Bomba” is definitely the strangest teaser for a... More »

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Character info revealed for Park Hae-jin’s “ghost agent” in Man to Man
by | July 15, 2016 | 55 Comments
So far, we know that JTBC’s Man to Man features two (possibly three) recent hitmakers of television, with Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) teaming with Descended From the Sun co-writer Kim Won-seok, and Oh Hae-young Again director Song Hyun-wook a likely addition. And we know that Park Hae-jin will be playing a bodyguard of... More »

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Waiting and waiting for Winter Sonata 2
by | July 14, 2016 | 84 Comments
Perhaps when Pan Entertainment said “one month later,” they really meant “one year later”? Last year, Pan Entertainment announced that they would be remaking Winter Sonata, and that a synopsis would follow their announcement shortly. Well folks, a year later and there’s still no synopsis, but a strong-ish affirmation by the creative team that they... More »

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