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Drama Casting & News
Moon Chae-won offered lead in SBS’s Goodbye Mr. Black
by | August 6, 2015 | 158 Comments
I like this news: Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor) is currently considering the drama Goodbye Mr. Black, the recently announced manhwa-adapted series based on a Count of Monte Cristo-inspired premise. She’s not confirmed and has said she’ll wait to see the script before deciding (she’s read the synopsis and reportedly liked it), but if she took... More »

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Dasom goes from city-slicker idol to Strange Daughter-in-Law
by | August 6, 2015 | 15 Comments
The first teaser is out for KBS’s Strange Daughter-in-law, formerly titled Killing Mother-in-Law, which was too misleading for the light comedy, and then Taming Mother-in-Law, which some deemed too disrespectful. The first title was a bad one that made me wonder if we were actually talking about murder (it turned out to be a metaphor),... More »

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Frowns and frolicking for Twenty Again
by | August 5, 2015 | 32 Comments
Choi Ji-woo is really embracing her cute side these days, isn’t she? Her real-life personality always seemed on the bubbly side, but now she’s really going after the cuteness with gusto, and I can’t think of a better fit for Twenty Again, where she plays a 38-year-old wife and mother who decides to get her... More »

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KBS’s Master of Trade—Inn 2015 kicks off with a marathon script read
by | August 4, 2015 | 40 Comments
Time to check back in with KBS’s upcoming period drama Master of Trade—Inn 2015, which was formerly titled simply The Innkeeper. The drama stars Jang Hyuk (Shine or Go Crazy), Kim Min-jung (Gap-dong), Han Chae-ah (Oohlala Spouses), and Yoo Oh-sung (Joseon Gunman), and the script reads apparently took place a few weeks ago, although we... More »

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SBS to follow Yong-pal with corpse mystery thriller Village
by | August 4, 2015 | 34 Comments
SBS has announced their next Wednesday-Thursday drama to follow Joo-won and Kim Tae-hee’s Yong-pal: It’s called Village, and is described as a “corpse-chasing thriller” that unpacks a mystery that begins with the discovery of a dead body in a sleepy little village. Okay, that description already kind of spooks me out, mostly because my imagination... More »

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Cheese in the Trap casts Nam Joo-hyuk, delays broadcast
by | August 3, 2015 | 83 Comments
It looks like we’ll have to wait two more drama cycles to see webtoon adaptation Cheese in the Trap on the air — tvN originally had the show slated for an October broadcast, but has decided to push the premiere until December (or early January of next year). Lee Dong-wook and Jung Ryeo-won’s Bubblegum will... More »

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News bites: August 1, 2015
by | August 1, 2015 | 43 Comments
The production team for Jang Young-shil really wanted Song Il-kook (Fermentation Family), and they finally got him. Song will play the titular character in KBS’s upcoming winter sageuk. Production had to coordinate with the team at Superman Returns, the variety show that Song and his triplets are staples of, but the two parties were eventually able to come... More »

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She Was Pretty confirms leads, adds Park Yoo-hwan, Kang Su-jin
by | July 30, 2015 | 37 Comments
MBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama She Was Pretty has confirmed its leading cast: Kill Me, Heal Me costars Hwang Jung-eum and Park Seo-joon will be reuniting, this time as love interests, and second leads Go Jun-hee (Yawang) and Choi Siwon (King of Dramas) have also signed on. The drama about a reversal of fortunes — in... More »

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Laughter and dimples at Twenty Again’s script read
by | July 29, 2015 | 39 Comments
It’s not like I didn’t know that Choi Ji-woo and Lee Sang-yoon would be cute together, but it’s always nice to see it in action. The cast and crew of tvN’s new Friday-Saturday drama Twenty Again held their first script read and released a video of clips of the cast erupting into giggle fits and... More »

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SBS eyes manhwa adaptation Goodbye Mr. Black
by | July 29, 2015 | 67 Comments
Will we ever run out of manhwas and webtoons to turn into drama adaptations? I’m guessing no, what with the constant stream of adaptation projects in the news, and the trend doesn’t show signs of abating just yet. Adding another entry into the category is SBS, which is looking at a new (old) manhwa to... More »

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Kwak Shi-yang follows Ghostess with lead in daily drama
by | July 28, 2015 | 34 Comments
girlfriday: Yay, Kwak Shi-yang has been cast as the lead in a drama! I always like to see talented newcomers rising, and for him it’s really very quick—his debut was only a year ago and he’s already had a few leads now. javabeans: Before you get too excited, KBS’s My Love Enemy IS a daily,... More »