‘drama production’


Drama Casting & News
Beautiful Mind holds test shoots without lead actress
by | May 1, 2016 | 35 Comments
I’ll try not to be alarmist about this, but it’s difficult to follow the news of KBS’s upcoming Beautiful Mind and not think it’s going worryingly awry. Recent reports have stated that the drama, which is set to premiere next month and hasn’t secured a lead actress yet, went ahead and held a test shoot... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS wins the battle for Jealousy Incarnate
by | April 20, 2016 | 70 Comments
Dude, the behind-the-scenes drama for this drama is hilariously entertaining. KBS and SBS have been fighting over the new romantic comedy Jealousy Incarnate for over a week now, with both stations announcing in turn that they had confirmed the drama and given it a timeslot on their schedules, which obviously couldn’t be true. The new... More »


Drama Casting & News
Moorim School cuts down episode count to 16
by | January 26, 2016 | 113 Comments
It’s only in its third week, but KBS seems ready to give up on its fantasy youth drama Moorim School, and is giving the show an episode cutdown from 20 down to 16. (Some outlets hedge that the broadcaster is in talks, but the majority report this as a done deal. Fans will probably want... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS gives Producers-esque variety dramas a second try
by | January 2, 2016 | 53 Comments
Looks like KBS is ready to give its experimental variety-meets-drama format another go, despite meeting with mixed reviews (some of that very critical) the first time with The Producers. I’m surprised to hear of it, since it seemed like they were so quick to give up on the idea at the first resistance it got,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Master of Trade—Inn 2015 to end with 41 episodes
by | December 16, 2015 | 39 Comments
First and foremost, I find it confusing and oddly funny that I can’t tell from this news whether Master of Trade—Inn 2015 is being cut or extended. Most reports call it an extension but the various articles have conflicting counts, which differ again with the news articles previously published in earlier publicity rounds. The KBS... More »


Drama Casting & News
Goodbye, Goodbye Mr. Black
by | September 25, 2015 | 92 Comments
Oh no, bad news in dramaland: We might not get to see the new revenge drama Goodbye Mr. Black. The series was being planned for SBS’s winter Wednesday-Thursday timeslot following Village: Secret of Achiara (which follows Yong-pal), but now SBS has dropped the series from its lineup. The broadcaster is saying that Goodbye Mr. Black... More »


Drama Casting & News
It’s Okay, It’s Love PD helms remake of Chinese drama Scarlet Heart
by | September 16, 2015 | 112 Comments
An international co-production is in the works for a Korean drama adaptation of the time-slip Chinese fusion sageuk Scarlet Heart (Bubu Jingxin). Hollywood’s Universal Studios is investing in the Korean remake, called Moon Lovers, which will be helmed by PD Kim Kyu-tae of It’s Okay, It’s Love, That Winter The Wind Blows, and IRIS. The... More »


Drama Casting & News
Time I’ve Loved You swaps writers (again)
by | July 13, 2015 | 131 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 | 241 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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2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

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