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Drama Casting & News
New drama Misaeng courts Im Shi-wan, Kang So-ra, Kang Haneul
by | July 1, 2014 | 59 Comments
Casting for the upcoming drama adaptation of the hit webtoon Misaeng (or Incomplete Life) is back in full swing, after an early round that fizzled out. The drama about a failed baduk player who struggles through young adulthood has been picked up by tvN, and is now set to air on Fridays and Saturdays in... More »


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Do-hee to join Nodame Cantabile’s orchestra
by | July 1, 2014 | 99 Comments
We still don’t have a lead actress but casting continues on the much-buzzed-about remake project of Nodame Cantabile, which will be adding Tiny-G idol and Answer Me 1994 actress Do-hee to the mix as one of the supporting characters. (Some stories say she’s confirmed, others hedge that she’s not final yet, so it’s pretty much... More »


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Sooyoung, Kam Woo-sung a potential match-up for My Spring Days
by | June 30, 2014 | 34 Comments
This is a casting notice I still have to wrap my head around: Girls Generation idol Sooyoung (Dating Agency Cyrano) and Kam Woo-sung (King Geunchogo) are currently in contention to play the leads of MBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama My Spring Days. This is the drama about a woman with a terminal illness who gets a... More »


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Fated To Love You… in bed
by | June 27, 2014 | 128 Comments
Huh, adding “in bed” to the end of everything totally works for drama titles. Try it. *waits for you to get to Big Man and God’s Gift* Snerk. The latest teaser for MBC’s upcoming rom-com remake Fated to Love You finally gets us to the premise of the show — Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara... More »


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Park Shi-yeon courted for Greatest Marriage
by | June 26, 2014 | 41 Comments
Her short hiatus may already be over: Actress Park Shi-yeon (Nice Guy) is being courted to return to television in the newest addition to TV Chosun’s fall lineup, Greatest Marriage. After weathering a drug abuse controversy during most of 2013, this is the first we’ve heard of a possible comeback, and if she takes this... More »


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Choi Ji-woo tests love with Temptation
by | June 26, 2014 | 33 Comments
The first teaser and initial stills are out for SBS’s upcoming melodrama Temptation, which initially seemed like it would center around the married couple where the husband (Kwon Sang-woo) is persuaded to take up the offer of an older rich businesswoman. But with Choi Ji-woo cast as the CEO with an indecent proposal, now it... More »


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Dr. Champ, Scent of a Woman producers reteam for SBS
by | June 25, 2014 | 23 Comments
javabeans: New SBS drama alert! It’s a Wednesday-Thursday drama to air later in September after It’s Okay, It’s Love, but I… don’t know what that title means. girlfriday: Songpoyoo? You in Songpo? javabeans: Or you mean poyoo as in suckling a baby? girlfriday: Mr. Yoo in Songpo? Songpo Suckling? javabeans: Ohhh. Waiiiiiit. Is it by... More »


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OCN’s crime thriller Reset adds Song Ha-yoon
by | June 24, 2014 | 7 Comments
Another cast member has joined OCN’s crime-melo-noir drama Reset, formerly titled Ten Days Ago and then Crying Game. That’s a lot of changing before the drama’s even begun filming, but I do hope this name sticks. Song Ha-yoon is the new addition, and she plays a woman who harbors a “sadness and pain that cannot... More »


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Yoon Jin-yi scores loveline with Sung Joon in Discovery of Romance
by | June 24, 2014 | 22 Comments
Remember when I was all sad about Sung Joon being doomed to second fiddle status in Discovery of Romance, to love and lose Jung Yumi in classic second lead fashion? I feel better now, because Yoon Jin-yi (Mandate of Heaven, A Gentleman’s Dignity) has just been added to the KBS rom-com series, and she’s all... More »


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It’s Okay, it’s dance time
by | June 24, 2014 | 76 Comments
Uhhhhhh, this show knows it’s a melodrama, right? Either the early plot descriptions had it all wrong, or Show’s having an identity crisis, because judging by the random dance-time teasers, you’d have no way of knowing that It’s Okay, It’s Love isn’t a rom-com. It’s actually so jarring I don’t know how to process it... More »


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Marriage Not Dating’s reluctant groom and eager bride
by | June 23, 2014 | 50 Comments
This show has some really pretty promo material. The posters are out for tvN’s new Friday-Saturday romantic comedy Marriage Not Dating, featuring a happy bachelorette party, a doom-and-gloom bachelor party, and a wedding photo shoot where the bride kidnaps two men to haul to the altar. It cracks me up that there’s rope involved, especially... More »