Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Kim Seung-woo’s Midnight Diner opens for business
by | June 29, 2015 | 44 Comments
Here’s a peek at SBS’s late-night “healing food” drama Midnight Diner, which is getting ready to premiere this weekend. It’s a remake of the Japanese manga Shinya Shokudo by Yaro Abe, which has also been remade as a television series in Japan and most recently a movie, all starring Kobayashi Kaoru. Kim Seung-woo (IRIS 2,... More »


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Producers writer, Master’s Sun PD team up for new SBS drama
by | June 29, 2015 | 111 Comments
After just wrapping on the KBS variety showbiz drama The Producers, it’s been announced that star writer Park Ji-eun will be heading back to SBS for her next project, where she had her last mega-hit You From Another Star in 2013-14. Over at SBS, she’ll be re-teaming with PD Jin Hyuk, of Doctor Stranger and... More »


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Finger hearts and first kisses for Oh My Ghostess
by | June 29, 2015 | 33 Comments
Oh My Ghostess premieres this weekend (yay), and the cast showed up to their press conference on the afternoon of June 29 to introduce the show, talk about their characters, and, of course, take pretty pretty pictures. Among the many reasons this drama has been attracting pre-show buzz is the fact that this will be... More »


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Red-eyed and book-hunting Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | June 28, 2015 | 40 Comments
Lucky for those of us awaiting the show, Scholar Who Walks the Night seems to be on a promo kick, churning out stills in quick succession; the production’s in full swing as it revs up for its premiere next week. I feel like we’ve seen a lot of Lee Jun-ki and Lee Yubi separately, so... More »


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News bites: June 27, 2015
by | June 27, 2015 | 39 Comments
Oh Ji-ho, Jeon Hyo-sung, Ha Yeon-joo The return of Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong has secured a time slot. In its first season, the show scored the second best viewership of all OCN’s original programming, and thus Oh Ji-ho has been brought back to reprise his role as an officer with an unusual talent. Now that his... More »


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Joo-won, Kim Tae-hee get their nemeses in SBS’s Yong-pal
by | June 26, 2015 | 37 Comments
Jo Hyun-jae, Jung Woong-in, Jo Bok-rae The plot thickens for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday series Yong-pal, which is described in somewhat bemusing Engrish as a “spectacle unique melodrama,” which I’m taking to mean intensely dramatic and spectacle-filled. The show did undergo some rough waters when its director was switched, but now seems to be settling down,... More »


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The two faces of Yoon Kye-sang in JTBC’s Last
by | June 26, 2015 | 12 Comments
JTBC, you are killing me with your Last teasers. Omgah, what will it take for you to make some that actually move?? Sure, they look slick and cool and thriller-esque, I’ll give you that on the style front… but basically, every teaser has been just a collection of stills set to music. No moving people!... More »


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Ji Hyun-woo fights for the little guy in JTBC’s new drama Awl
by | June 25, 2015 | 21 Comments
Ji Hyun-woo is heading to cable for his next drama, a JTBC series with a serious-sounding bent, titled Awl. The drama is based on a webtoon of the same name, which is in turn inspired by real-life events that transpired in 2002 when union workers were unfairly fired from large supermarket chain Carrefour, and fought... More »


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The bloodlust is awakened in Scholar Who Walks the Night
by | June 24, 2015 | 90 Comments
Guyliner? Check. Fangs? Check. Ladies and gentleman, we have a vampire. Joseon-era Jun-ki, make way for Vampy Jun-ki. The first teaser is here for MBC’s supernatural sageuk Scholar Who Walks the Night, starring Lee Jun-ki as a beautiful vampire scholar and Lee Yubi as a nobleman’s daughter who dresses as a man to sell books... More »


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Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook get friendly for Time I’ve Loved You’s press conference
by | June 23, 2015 | 64 Comments
It’s press conference day for The Time I’ve Loved You, SBS’s remake of the Taiwanese drama In Time With You starring Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook as longtime best friends who take their sweet time to figure out that maybe, juuuust maaaaybe, they’re more than friends. Co-stars Yoon Kyun-sang and Chu Soo-hyun were in attendance,... More »


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SBS’s Yong-pal loses actors, considers adding Jo Hyun-jae
by | June 23, 2015 | 29 Comments
Erm, should I be worried about you, Yong-pal? Why all the pre-drama shuffling? On the heels of the recent director switch, the SBS drama has parted ways with two of its supporting cast members, Oh Jung-se (The Lover, Plus Nine Boys) and Jo Jae-yoon (Liar Game). Interesting that the show had been so adamant that... More »