Posts Tagged ‘drama production’

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae agrees, October goal set
by | March 29, 2014 | 81 Comments
So MBC has had a decade-long fixation—nay, obsession—with reviving its onetime smash hit drama Dae Jang Geum (aka Jewel in the Palace), which had monster ratings and got exported to something like 60+ foreign countries and was on the frontlines of promoting Hallyu 1.0. They have clung and clung and clung to the idea, and... More »

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It’s Okay, It’s Love in product placement controversy
by | March 15, 2014 | 73 Comments
GT Production, the company behind SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama It’s Okay, It’s Love, is currently embroiled in controversy about the show’s potential use of embedded marketing. Reports have surfaced that an unnamed publishing company received a proposal from GT Production demanding ₩500,000,000 (roughly $470,000 USD) for placement of products within the drama, and for guaranteed... More »

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Age of Feeling caught up in budget woes and controversy
by | March 13, 2014 | 123 Comments
There sure is a lot of drama about this drama, which has pretty much been the case from Day 1. So now on top of struggling to cast a hero, swapping a main actress, getting its timeslot taken away, dropping the head writer, and firing one of the stars, now Age of Feeling is also... More »

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Emergency Couple pre-empts Saturday episode
by | February 14, 2014 | 79 Comments
javabeans: Heads up, Emergency Couple viewers, they won’t be airing an episode this Saturday—they’ll put out a special instead, so we’ll only be getting one new hour, with today’s Episode 7. That is not a big deal, or so I thought because I figured, Hey, this is Olympics season, I’m expecting shows to get pushed... More »

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Kim Jae-wook quits Age of Feeling on heels of writer change
by | February 14, 2014 | 127 Comments
I have read this news a dozen times and I still don’t quite understand: Kim Jae-wook is suddenly quitting Age of Feeling, without much warning and for reasons that are couched in vague terms by producers. What we know for certain is that earlier this week, the production decided to replace the head writer, which... More »

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Age of Feeling makes sudden writer switch
by | February 10, 2014 | 108 Comments
It’s never a great sign when a drama that’s currently airing makes drastic changes midway through its run, whether it’s in story direction, actor changes, or replaced directors or writers. It’s the latter case for Age of Feeling, KBS’s romantic action noir that has just announced that its main writer will be quitting the show.... More »

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I Hear Your Voice writer and PD reunite for fall drama
by | February 4, 2014 | 70 Comments
One of SBS’s biggest weekday hits last year was the strange but crackling combination of supernatural, law, serial-killer, and noona-killer drama that was I Hear Your Voice, so it’s no surprise that the network is locking in a good thing early on. SBS announced that writer Park Hye-ryun and PD Jo Soo-won will be reuniting... More »

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Thrice Married Woman gets one-month extension
by | January 25, 2014 | 46 Comments
Weekend drama Thrice Married Woman isn’t leading in the ratings, so I’m surprised to hear that it has just been granted an eight-episode extension. Not that it’s doing poorly, but its 10% to 13% numbers are modest, and it has been trailing behind MBC’s Gold Rainbow. But perhaps this is the power of having a... More »

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MBC’s spring drama still in limbo (blame Dae Jang Geum 2)
by | January 16, 2014 | 23 Comments
I—and MBC, apparently—was all set to announce Hidden as the new drama to grace MBC’s Monday-Tuesday timeslot now that Unprecedented has been put on the back burner, but following that announcement came swift retractions, so now Hidden will NOT be airing, never mind! Which is too bad for the crew, which is led by the... More »

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When dramas go crazy: Aurora Princess, a case study
by | December 15, 2013 | 180 Comments
We’ve been following the ever-evolving story of Aurora Princess with raised eyebrows for months, as it has become a fixture in the headlines for its parade of shenanigans. And while it’s not the type of drama we’d typically be devoting a lot of attention to, it’s worth looking at if only as the cautionary tale... More »

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Three Days lands slot on SBS’s schedule
by | December 9, 2013 | 39 Comments
I suppose it’s more correct to say it re-landed the slot it already had and then lost, but at least this time both the studio and the producers have all their ducks in a row and aren’t contradicting each other? Upcoming action thriller drama Three Days was in a bit of a tailspin this past... More »