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Drama Casting & News
Popular fantasy web drama Love Cells gets a sequel
by | June 4, 2015 | 43 Comments
The web drama Love Cells was such a big hit last year that it’s getting a second season, and has secured Kim Yoo-jung (Angry Mom) to return, reprising her character of Nebi. The series depicts a cute fantasy-romance story of a perpetually alone slacker, named Dae-choong (which pretty much means “meh”), who’s about to lose... More »

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The ghost-possession begins in tvN’s Oh My Ghostess
by | June 4, 2015 | 38 Comments
Finally, some stills from Oh My Ghostess, plus a video clip from the show’s script reading. Normally the script readings are pretty dry affairs and we don’t get to see much of them, but this one particularly piques my interest because I’m relieved to see that lead actress Park Bo-young has a comic side, and... More »

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To be or not to be evil in High Society
by | June 3, 2015 | 53 Comments
We’ve got one last promo push for High Society, which premieres next week with the story of a young chaebol woman (UEE) who puts on the guise of an ordinary woman, hoping to find love with someone who values her for herself rather than her riches. There are a couple of new posters out as... More »

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First script read for blockbuster melodrama Descended From the Sun
by | June 3, 2015 | 63 Comments
It’s so nice to see Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) fresh out of army and back at work. He wasted no time and jumped right into the first script read for his comeback drama Descended From the Sun, opposite Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, the Wind Blows). The new project from star writer Kim Eun-sook (Heirs, Gentleman’s... More »

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Joo-won to start making house calls as SBS’s Yong-pal
by | June 3, 2015 | 69 Comments
Soooooo, what exactly constitutes a medical emergency to get Doctor Joo-won to make a house call? Just wondering. I’m asking for a friend. Confirmations are in for Joo-won (Cantabile Tomorrow, Good Doctor), who has signed on to headline the new medical drama Yong-pal as its title character. I’m not normally a fan of hospital dramas,... More »

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Shin Se-kyung reunites with Yoo Ah-in in Six Flying Dragons
by | June 2, 2015 | 109 Comments
It sure seems like SBS sageuk drama Six Flying Dragons has had a harder time securing actresses than its lead actors, but it’s finally settled on a leading lady in Shin Se-kyung, who is taking over the role recently vacated by Baek Jin-hee. The drama does sound like it’ll feature the men a lot more... More »

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Ex-Girlfriend Club gets shortened to 12 episodes
by | June 2, 2015 | 240 Comments
Bad news for fans of tvN’s rom-com Ex-Girlfriend Club, which has just been given a big ol’ cutdown from its initially planned 16 episodes down to 12. Official statements cite that the show is being cut “to maintain high quality” of the remaining episodes, but that’s really just doublespeak for “our ratings weren’t good enough.”... More »

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Baek Jin-hee drops Six Flying Dragons
by | May 31, 2015 | 69 Comments
Aw, sad. SBS’s big blockbuster sageuk Six Flying Dragons has lost one of its dragons — Baek Jin-hee (Pride and Prejudice) has bowed out of the drama in the final contract negotiation stage. I only hope this doesn’t mean that other cast members aren’t locked down either, because if Yoo Ah-in or Kim Myung-min walk,... More »

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History gets an SNS makeover in webtoon-adapted cable drama
by | May 29, 2015 | 29 Comments
There’s another (of course!) new webtoon-based drama adaptation on the books, but this one has me particularly interested because it’s based on such a novel idea: Depicting snippets from the royal historical records of the Joseon Dynasty… in modernized text-message format. It’s hilarious! The records, known as the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, are called... More »

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Lee Shi-young hunts for Kim Mu-yeol’s missing bride in new OCN thriller
by | May 29, 2015 | 53 Comments
OCN’s new summer show has been flying mostly under the radar, but it does have Lee Shi-young (Valid Love, Golden Cross) in a badass action role (hell yeah) and a really cool premise that sounds like a movie whipped into drama form. The action-thriller is called My Beautiful Bride, and is about a man whose... More »

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Jang Nara springs into action for I Remember You
by | May 28, 2015 | 25 Comments
Since we got Seo In-gook’s stills yesterday, it’s only fair to give us Jang Nara’s stills today. Lemme guess, does that mean Chun-hee tomorrow? Here’s the first look at Jang Nara on the set of her new drama I Remember You, about an elite profiler and the cop who’s been stalking him, having to work... More »