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Drama Casting & News
Jo Boa offered SBS weekend drama Sister Is Alive
by | February 15, 2017 | 28 Comments
Actress Jo Boa (The Man Living in Our House, Monster) is being courted to lead writer Kim Soon-ok’s (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol) upcoming weekend drama Sister Is Alive. It’s centered around three women who bond in friendship over suffering from a shared emotional trauma. Despite not having any blood ties, they decide to adopt and... More »

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Kim Ji-won, Chun Woo-hee up for same lead role in KBS’s Third-Rate My Way
by | February 14, 2017 | 73 Comments
Kim Ji-won Wait, you’re going to make me choose? Upcoming KBS drama Third-Rate My Way has just offered the leading lady role to Kim Ji-won (Descended From the Sun, Gap-dong), after recently offering it to Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing; Love, Lies), with Park Seo-joon (Hwarang) up to co-star. That’s a tough call, considering both actresses... More »

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Good-for-nothing Yoon Shi-yoon in Romance Full of Life
by | February 14, 2017 | 47 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon (Mirror of the Witch) goes from zero to hero in this week’s installment of Three Colors of Fantasies: Romance Full of Life. In it, Yoon plays an unemployed student, fired from his part-time job, and dumped by his girlfriend, Jo Soo-hyang (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju, Sassy Go Go). The trailer for showcases Yoon’s... More »

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KBS revisits “variety drama” format with upcoming comedy The Best Hit
by | February 14, 2017 | 13 Comments
KBS hinted at this last year, and now we have confirmation that the station is indeed reviving its hybrid “variety drama” format, which it initially attempted back in 2015 with The Producers. The new comedy series is titled The Best Hit, and although it’s not technically a Producers Season 2, it’s being unofficially called that... More »

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Smiling shyly and hiding feelings in The Liar and His Lover
by | February 13, 2017 | 64 Comments
Lee Hyun-woo’s’s (Moorim School) upcoming drama The Liar and His Lover released its first teasers that show beautiful closeups of the baby-faced actor and his leading lady, Red Velvet’s Joy. The drama is a Korean adaptation of the Japanese manga Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru about the innocent love story between a prodigy composer who... More »

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Man to Man confirms April premiere on JTBC
by | February 13, 2017 | 32 Comments
At last, we have a confirmed airdate for Park Hae-jin’s new drama Man to Man, which will be JTBC’s new Friday-Saturday series this April after Strong Woman Do Bong-soon ends. JTBC’s other pre-produced drama The Package was initially being considered for the timeslot, but it went to Man to Man instead, which does seem much... More »

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Jung Jae-young returns with OCN suspense thriller Duel
by | February 13, 2017 | 19 Comments
Cable station OCN has pretty much cornered the market on dark, slickly produced procedural and crime thrillers, but thankfully has also figured out how to give each one a slightly different angle so that they feel like separate entities rather than all jumbling together. This new drama, Duel, sounds like it’ll be right up their... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Feb. 6-12, 2017
by | February 12, 2017 | 196 Comments
It’s hard to say if Introverted Boss’s restructuring is paying off when it dropped a hair in its even episode, but for the show’s sake, it would be nice if it saw some improvement for all its efforts. We won’t really know which way it’ll swing until next week, though, so fingers crossed for fans... More »

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News bites: February 11, 2017
by | February 11, 2017 | 83 Comments
Moon Chae-won It’s disappointing that Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black) has turned down Bride of the Water God 2017, but I couldn’t quite picture her starring opposite Nam Joo-hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju), who is still the lead contender to play the water god, so perhaps it’s all for the best. A spinoff of a... More »

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Park Seo-joon, Chun Woo-hee offered new KBS drama Third-Rate My Way
by | February 10, 2017 | 70 Comments
We’ve got a new potential drama pairing to look forward to this spring. Lauded film actress Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing) is being courted to headline a new drama at KBS called Third-Rate My Way. And with only two more weeks of KBS’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Hwarang left to go, it’s been announced that Park Seo-joon... More »