Posts Tagged ‘cable programs’

Drama Casting & News
Min Hyo-rin headlines Mnet music drama
by | November 20, 2014 | 12 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 | 27 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 | 9 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 »


Drama Casting & News
FT Island’s Choi Jong-hoon heads JTBC youth drama
by | October 12, 2014 | 46 Comments
There’s a new youth-oriented drama in the works, titled Heroes and starring an idol from FT Island, Choi Jong-hoon. Wait, don’t click out yet just because of the word “idol”! The show is being produced for a run on JTBC—it’s a little out of the wheelhouse for them, since I would say their target age... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dr. Frost makes the jump from animation to live action
by | October 9, 2014 | 37 Comments
Well, well, doesn’t Song Chang-eui quite rock the platinum blond look. His upcoming OCN drama Dr. Frost has released a teaser, which gives us a brief (fleeting, really) glimpse of him playing the lead character in the webtoon adaptation about a genius psychologist and professor, the titular Dr. Frost. The drama is procedural that mixes... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Kang-hee, Lee Dong-gun as possible love interests for tvN romance
by | October 8, 2014 | 47 Comments
Casting has begun on Heart to Heart, the new drama from Coffee Prince director Lee Yoon-jung, who recently made the jump from broadcast television to CJ E&M; she resigned from MBC in May, and this’ll be her first project for tvN. The two actors currently in consideration for the leads are Choi Kang-hee (Level 7... More »


Drama Casting & News
Surplus Princess cut down to 10 episodes
by | September 26, 2014 | 131 Comments
Sad news for fans of Surplus Princess: The silly tvN comedy about a mermaid who joins the human realm to find love has just gotten a cut-down in episode count. Planned for 14 episodes originally, it’ll now end with 10 instead, wrapping up its run early next month. That’s a pretty sudden decision, especially since... More »