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Drama Casting & News
New JTBC rom-com lines up Kim Hyun-joo, Joo Sang-wook to star
by | July 11, 2016 | 76 Comments
Cable network JTBC has announced a new drama, slated for Fridays and Saturdays this fall. It’s called Fantastic, and has cast a whole group of actors in one fell swoop: Kim Hyun-joo (I Have a Lover) and Joo Sang-wook (Dazzling Temptation) are in talks to headline, and Park Shi-yeon (Greatest Marriage), Kim Tae-hoon (One More... More »


Drama Recaps
After the Show Ends: Episode 1
by | July 4, 2016 | 28 Comments
The experimental hybrid reality-variety-drama project After the Show Ends premiered this weekend on tvN, and I was eager to check it out—mostly because I’ve been curious to see exactly how the show would pull off its genre-crossing format: There’s the show-within-the-show, Iron Lady, which is a fully produced mini-drama of its own, and then there’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
tvN carves out Fri-Sat slot for Cinderella and the Four Knights
by | June 27, 2016 | 27 Comments
Interesting. Upcoming rom-com drama Cinderella and the Four Knights, starring Jung Il-woo and Park So-dam, has been floating around without a timeslot for a while now, and with the slots from all the major stations getting snapped up by other dramas, it was looking like we might not get to see the drama this year.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seon-kyun considers teaming with Awl director for JTBC drama
by | June 27, 2016 | 19 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun! After spending the past few years focusing on his film career (A Hard Day, The Advocate: A Missing Body, King’s Case Files), Lee Seon-kyun is eyeing a return to television with a JTBC drama titled This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair, which he is currently positively considering. The title sounds provocative,... More »


Drama Casting & News
tvN celebrates tenth birthday with award ceremony
by | June 15, 2016 | 101 Comments
It’s tvN’s tenth anniversary year, and the cable station has confirmed that it will be celebrating the occasion on its birthdate, October 9, with an anniversary festival, which includes an award ceremony to honor its shows. Hurrah! It’s about time all those actors and producers got a chance to take home shiny trophies too —... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Ye-ri considering upbeat JTBC roommate drama Age of Youth
by | June 3, 2016 | 46 Comments
Ooh, here’s promising news: Han Ye-ri (Six Flying Dragons) is in talks to return in a new drama, and the writer is one I’d be happy to welcome back to dramaland: Park Yeon-sun, who’s back with her first series in four years with a JTBC drama titled Age of Youth. Admittedly writer Park’s last drama... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Bo-young courted for new drama from Ms. Temper PD
by | June 2, 2016 | 94 Comments
Yay, Park Bo-young (Oh My Ghostess) is considering a new drama! The downside (I know, how could there be a downside to that?) is that the project is in the works for early next year, which is eeeons away. The new series is on cable network JTBC, and comes from PD Lee Hyung-min of their... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ha Suk-jin, Yoon Seo-hee cast in tvN hybrid variety-reality-drama
by | May 13, 2016 | 20 Comments
Ha Suk-jin, Yoon So-hee When news was first released about tvN taking on a new program in the “variety drama” hybrid format, I wasn’t quite sure what it meant by that term. Now casting confirmations are in, and I’m still not clear about After the Show Ends and what makes it variety, though my interest... More »


Drama Casting & News
Variety drama After the Play Ends up for July premiere on tvN
by | April 29, 2016 | 12 Comments
Hm, I’m still not entirely sure I know what dramaland means by “variety drama”—and that’s after seeing some, even—but they keep giving them a try, and a new one is in the works at tvN called After the Play Ends (working title). Two actors, Baek Sung-hyun (Hwajung, Beloved Eun-dong) and Minhyuk of idol group BtoB... More »


Drama Casting & News
Let’s Eat spinoff Drinking Solo comes to tvN this fall
by | April 25, 2016 | 57 Comments
I’m actually unsure if this new series will have anything to do with the Let’s Eat franchise other than sharing a PD, but a drinking version of the food-obsessed series has been in the works for some time, and now tvN has given it a title and a timeslot on Mondays and Tuesdays this fall.... More »




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