‘drama production’


Drama Casting & News
Time I’ve Loved You swaps writers (again)
by | July 13, 2015 | 130 Comments
I really wish I could be a fly on the wall behind the scenes of SBS’s weekend romance drama The Time I’ve Loved You, because there’s way more drama offscreen than there is on. The production has already had an eventful string of PD and writer changes before ever going on the air, and now... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won’s melodrama Yong-pal gets a director switch
by | June 21, 2015 | 21 Comments
In a sudden move, SBS has replaced the director on its upcoming drama Yong-pal, the series starring Joo-won as a skilled surgical resident who takes on house calls to the filthy rich and becomes witness to the shadier side of the upper crust. A director or writer switch always makes people wonder at the circumstances... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ex-Girlfriend Club gets shortened to 12 episodes
by | June 2, 2015 | 240 Comments
Bad news for fans of tvN’s rom-com Ex-Girlfriend Club, which has just been given a big ol’ cutdown from its initially planned 16 episodes down to 12. Official statements cite that the show is being cut “to maintain high quality” of the remaining episodes, but that’s really just doublespeak for “our ratings weren’t good enough.”... More »


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The Time I’ve Loved You regains PD, makes writer swap
by | May 28, 2015 | 63 Comments
Hm, so there’s definitely some drama going on behind the scenes of SBS’s The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days, because in the last three weeks, the show has lost a PD, found a replacement PD, convinced the original PD to return, and swapped out the writer. Well, I guess now we know where that... More »


Drama Casting & News
Divorce Lawyer in Love eyes a two-episode extension
by | May 19, 2015 | 29 Comments
Interestingly, SBS’s Divorce Lawyer in Love is considering a two-episode extension, which is a surprise since the weekend rom-com isn’t doing very well in the ratings. But the latest news out of the show is that SBS is looking to extend its 16-episode run to 18, pushing its finale another week. According to a source... More »


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Makjang writer makes grand exit from dramaland
by | April 23, 2015 | 86 Comments
Remember the hilariously outlandish case of Aurora Princess? The one with the crazy writer and the nonsensical plots and drama-filled behind-the-scenes antics? Go on, I’ll wait for you to finish catching up on that story; it’s worth it, I promise. Well, writer Im Sung-han is at it again, and by “it” I mean writing both... More »


Drama Casting & News
Big 3 consider cutting back weeknight prime time miniseries
by | February 27, 2015 | 215 Comments
There’s a possibility that we’ll be seeing fewer weeknight dramas on the TV timetable in our future. The Big 3 broadcasters — KBS, MBC, SBS — are reportedly in talks to discuss programming alternatives to the current prime time drama schedule, ranging from adjusting the 10 PM drama hour, to cutting back on the number... More »


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Maids plans its comeback, sets broadcast date
by | January 7, 2015 | 17 Comments
It’s been six weeks since Maids abruptly left the air, but the historical drama is finally ready to start making a comeback, according to the latest statement given by a rep for cable station JTBC on the 7th. The drama put out only one episode before its set burned down and a staffer died in... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS cuts drama programming, reshapes weekend lineup
by | December 17, 2014 | 40 Comments
SBS is cutting its weekend drama programming in half in the new year, taking its current Saturday-Sunday lineup of back-to-back dramas down to merely one drama hour each night. Wow, I’m surprised at the move, because I’ve just expected that weekends would forever be the day when the broadcasters do family dramas back to back.... More »


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Fire destroys Maids set, kills one staffer
by | December 14, 2014 | 63 Comments
This is horrible news: Only one episode into its run, JTBC’s new fusion sageuk drama Maids suffered a terrible accident yesterday when a fire broke out on the set and killed one staff member. The source of the fire is undetermined at the moment, but what is known is that it occurred at the drama’s... More »


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Jaejoong eyes KBS Friday night drama Spy
by | November 24, 2014 | 49 Comments
There was a rumor that KBS was going to keep scheduling dramas in the primetime slot on Friday nights, which seems like an interesting gamble since its current teen drama High School Love On is struggling to build an audience on its erratic (and frequently preempted) once-a-week schedule. But mostly I blame tvN for turning... More »