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Ah, we’ve got more movement on MBC’s Goodbye Mr. Black, the revengey romance thriller starring Lee Jin-wook as the betrayed hero who returns with plucky Moon Chae-won at his side to claim payback. Joining them is Yoo In-young, who has been steadily putting in solid performances in a string of supporting roles (You From Another... More »
We finally have a possible leading lady for Moon Lovers, the Korean drama remake of Chinese time-slip fusion sageuk Bu Bu Jing Xin. IU (The Producers) is currently entertaining an offer to headline opposite Lee Jun-ki (Scholar Who Walks the Night), in what would be her first historical drama. The singer-actress has been involved in... More »
Another week has passed, so let’s take a look at how well the shows did purely on the numbers front. Let’s see… The Monday-Tuesday race remains steady with no major shakeups or changes. I expect the numbers will remain in this general ballpark through the end of Oh My Venus, which is followed by the... More »
Jung Woo, Seolhyun With the Gods has successfully signed Ha Jung-woo, Cha Tae-hyun and Joo Ji-hoon, and the casting team is now courting Jung Woo (The Himalayas) and AOA’s Seolhyun (Orange Marmalade) to join in unspecified roles. The duo of reaper films based on the webtoon by Joo Ho-min and directed by Kim Yong-hwa (Take... More »
KBS has decided on its next Monday-Tuesday drama: an adaptation of the webtoon Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho, about a once successful prosecutor who falls off the fast-track to success and has to build a new life as a small-time lawyer. The series has secured a March premiere and an offer is out to Park Shin-yang,... More »
If you’re gonna remake a strong, complex show like The Good Wife featuring a strong, complex woman like Juliana Margulies’ lead character, you’d better make sure her remake counterpart is capable of handling it, which is why I’m pleased to see Jeon Do-hyun being courted for the role. I was thinking along the lines of... More »
Oh boy. Well, you know you have a Kim Eun-sook drama on your hands when the hero manages to anger you in twenty seconds flat. Sometimes I forget that we’re stepping into her alternaverse where up is down and domineering is supposed to be sexy. Is it too much to hope that the first teaser... More »
I know we usually post our weekly round-up of news bites on the weekend, but I’m tossing out another set this time since there were lots of minor stories piling up mid-week. May as well get to them! Lee Jong-seok is heading to China in a Korean-Chinese joint production drama, which will reunite him with... More »
Cable station tvN has snapped up another hit American TV show to remake into a K-drama (Entourage plans to air next year), and has confirmed procuring rights to CBS’s The Good Wife. The drama premiered in 2009 to widespread acclaim, and is currently in the middle of its seventh season. Centered around the titular character... More »
Ra Mi-ran, Yoon Park, Kim In-kwon Every time they add more cast members to this drama, the plot description changes. Is it a tactic to make us watch the first episode just to find out what the heck everyone’s relationships are to one another? You’d think because it’s a remake — of Japanese novel Mr.... More »