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Drama Casting & News
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds rejects extension, to end with 18 episodes
by | September 23, 2016 | 72 Comments
Huzzah! Rejoice! *leaps for joy* I was afraid KBS would strong-arm its latest drama sensation, youth romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, into an unnecessary extension to milk its popularity a bit more, but the Powers That Be have decided to forego that idea and end as originally planned, with 18 episodes. Reasons cited are... More »

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School violence and mystery galore in new JTBC drama Solomon’s Perjury
by | September 22, 2016 | 43 Comments
Remakes have been a hit or miss lately (The Good Wife was well-received, but others like Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo have more mixed reception), so I don’t know how this will go, but JTBC has announced their latest project, and it’s another remake. They’ll be adapting the Japanese school mystery film Solomon’s Perjury, which... More »

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Missing 9 courts Jung Kyung-ho as male lead, releases character descriptions
by | September 22, 2016 | 59 Comments
More developments on the new drama Missing 9 formerly known as Picnic, formerly known as Gaia: After a recent change in scribes, switching from Angry Mom’s Kim Ban-di to Police Unit 38’s Han Jung-hoon, Missing 9 is now undergoing a major casting shakeup. Missing 9 centers around Seo Joon-ho, a washed-up, former Kpop star who’s... More »

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Sooyoung to don a white coat for new youth medical drama Polyclinic Doctor
by | September 21, 2016 | 65 Comments
Time to get excited for a new doctor drama on the horizon! Sooyoung (Police Unit 38) has been cast as the female lead in youth medical drama Polyclinic Doctor. Although she hasn’t been in a physician’s white gown before, Sooyoung is no stranger to hospital sets. In one of her first drama roles, she played... More »

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Ji-soo’s Fantastic storyline reduced, but return to set eagerly anticipated
by | September 21, 2016 | 51 Comments
Cry no more, Ji-soo fans! We’ve got a promising update on an otherwise bleak situation so you can do away with the Kleenex for now. Last week, talented rising star Ji-soo underwent emergency surgery for acute osteomyelitis (a rare and severe infection of the bone) after being rushed to the hospital for excruciating leg pain.... More »

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Lee Shi-un joins My Sassy Girl as Joo-won’s pal
by | September 21, 2016 | 35 Comments
Aw, our geeky fanboy Su-bongie is moving on to a new life, maybe with a new job that doesn’t involve heart attacks and faceless bosses. Funny character actor Lee Shi-un, who just wrapped a memorable stint as a manhwa artist on fantasy drama W–Two Worlds, is the latest to join the cast of My Sassy... More »

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Police Unit 38 writer overhauls castaway drama Picnic
by | September 21, 2016 | 74 Comments
Again? Are we really changing this drama a third time? Doesn’t it seem like a smarter move to scrap Picnic, Gaia, and whatever else it might’ve been called, and just pretend that this third version is a new drama altogether? There are probably reasons of the legal variety that prohibit that, but this is starting... More »

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Yeon Jung-hoon considers going villainous for Man to Man
by | September 21, 2016 | 25 Comments
Wait, are they going to have to change the title to Man to Man to Man now? Because if Yeon Jung-hoon (Mask) is going to be joining Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) and Park Sung-woong (Remember—Son’s War) in the JTBC action drama Man to Man, well, that’s a lot of manliness we’re dealing with.... More »

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Im Shi-wan, Yoon-ah headline new historical drama The King Loves
by | September 20, 2016 | 171 Comments
Well, it’s about time that Im Shi-wan came back to dramaland. Not that I blame him for being extra careful; when you break out in a drama like Misaeng, creating some time and distance between Jang Geu-rae and your next TV character seems like a smart move. He’s signed on to star in the new... More »

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We Got Married’s honeybee couple to reunite in drama My Only Love Song
by | September 20, 2016 | 51 Comments
Another We Got Married couple will be reuniting as onscreen lovers next year. In the fourth season of the fake-marriage variety show, CNBLUE’s Lee Jong-hyun (Orange Marmalade) and actress Gong Seung-yeon (Master–God of Noodles) were nicknamed the Honeybee Couple. They have announced that they will be working together on a new youth sageuk called My... More »