Posts Tagged ‘cable programs’

Drama Casting & News
Jung Kyung-ho and Kim So-yeon headline new JTBC melodrama
by | December 11, 2014 | 49 Comments
javabeans: Jung Kyung-ho and Kim So-yeon are heading a new JTBC drama about a man who gets a heart transplant and finds that his heart has “cellular memory syndrome” that recalls feelings of love. Does this sound familiar to you at all? girlfriday: Wait, didn’t his girlfriend Sooyoung just do that drama? javabeans: Maybe she... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jin Ji-hee leads a crew of high school sleuths in new JTBC drama
by | December 10, 2014 | 24 Comments
Cable network JTBC is gearing up to launch a new Tuesday night drama timeslot next week with the youthful Nancy-Drew-esque teen crime series Seonam Girls’ High Investigation Unit. The title is a mouthful, but it’s the name of the novel that the drama is adapting, about five high school students who get together to solve... More »


Drama Casting & News
Misaeng spawns parody drama on tvN
by | December 10, 2014 | 52 Comments
javabeans: I can’t believe this is a real thing. I know tvN really really (like, REALLY) loves Misaeng (read: loves the fame and $$$ brought in by Misaeng) and wants to do anything it can to extend its lifespan, but is a parody series really necessary? girlfriday: Basically Misaeng is their only cash cow all... More »


Drama Casting & News
Let’s Eat 2 heads to Mondays and Tuesdays this spring
by | December 9, 2014 | 67 Comments
Yay, some good news from tvN — Let’s Eat has secured a timeslot for its second season, and the show will move from its once-a-week slot on Thursdays, to Mondays and Tuesdays this coming spring. I have to say, the move to Monday-Tuesday makes me considerably happier about the second season. I really dislike the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Min Hyo-rin headlines Mnet music drama
by | November 20, 2014 | 13 Comments
Cable network Mnet’s upcoming music drama Persevere Gu Hae-ra has lined up its main cast, following the initial casting of supporting players earlier in the week. Singer-turned actress Min Hyo-rin (Gone With the Wind) has signed on to headline, and will be returning to her first drama since 2011’s Romance Town. I actually forgot that... More »


Drama Casting & News
Candy grows up for cable’s Miss Mamma Mia
by | November 19, 2014 | 13 Comments
And cable keeps churning them out. This time it’s the cable station KBS N, which has just announced the main lineup for its upcoming romance drama Miss Mamma Mia, starting with Kang Byul (Mandate of Heaven, Kim Suro) as the lead. The drama’s about a young single mother raising a five-year-old daughter on her own,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Mnet’s new youth music drama begins casting
by | November 17, 2014 | 46 Comments
Jinyoung, Henry It’s been a while since cable station Mnet announced that it would be following up its high school music drama Monstar with a new series in the same mold, but it looks like casting has finally begun on the project, called Persevere, Gu Hae-ra. (In Korean, the title is a turn of phrase... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Three Meals a Day for a year
by | October 31, 2014 | 28 Comments
javabeans: Are you as confused as I am about Three Meals a Day? girlfriday: Whadduya mean? What’s not to get? They eat three meals a day. End of show. javabeans: It’s actually the meta aspects that confuse me, because we’ve seen two episodes now, and yeah, the premise is fairly straightforward. But there are all... More »


Drama Casting & News
Song Ha-yoon cast as Sweden Laundry’s problem-solving psychic
by | October 24, 2014 | 10 Comments
Cable drama Sweden Laundry now has a leading lady, having just cast Song Ha-yoon (formerly known as Kim Byul, of The Informant and Reset) as its heroine. I quite like her and always wanted her to act more (I thought she would break out after a promising start, but her career slumped for a few... More »


Drama Casting & News
Psychic heroine heads comic fantasy drama Sweden Laundry
by | October 23, 2014 | 9 Comments
I’m a bit puzzled about this new drama being produced for cable outlets MBC Every1 and MBC Dramanet, but in a curiosity-has-been-piqued sort of way. Sweden Laundry is the name of the “comic fantasy drama,” and it also happens to be the name of an indie band, who will be participating in the OST. That... More »


Drama Casting & News
No awards ceremony for tvN this year
by | October 16, 2014 | 64 Comments
Remember when cable station tvN announced it was launching its own awards ceremony? Never mind; they’ve nixed the idea after all. This doesn’t mean the station will never host their own awards show, but perhaps they jumped the gun in planning. Announced only in August and described as being in the very early stages, the... More »