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Drama Casting & News
Cha Tae-hyun joins variety drama The Best Hit as actor and director
by | March 23, 2017 | 24 Comments
Actor Cha Tae-hyun (The Producers) will be co-producing upcoming KBS variety drama The Best Hit with 1 Night 2 Days PD Yoo Ho-jin, serving as both director and actor on set. That’s super interesting, as it will be Cha’s first attempt at taking on a directorial role. From the current plot description, it sounds like... More »


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JTBC opens its doors to short-run dramas
by | March 15, 2017 | 23 Comments
Cable station JTBC is branching out in its programming, and has announced plans to add short-run dramas to its offerings in the near future. According to a source with the station, JTBC is currently in the planning stages, and while it has not decided on scheduling, its goal is to broadcast them sometime this year.... More »


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Signal writer’s new drama Kingdom will be about Joseon zombie apocalypse
by | February 24, 2017 | 65 Comments
I’m very nervous, and at the same time very intrigued by this recent announcement: More details on Signal writer Kim Eun-hee’s (Sign, Ghost, Three Days) new project Kingdom have been released, and reports are saying that it’s going to be a zombie sageuk set in Joseon. Cue exploding brains of fans everywhere. So I guess... More »


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Introverted Boss takes a week off to rewrite and regroup
by | January 30, 2017 | 222 Comments
This is an interesting move, but perhaps an ultimately positive one for the show (one hopes): Introverted Boss, tvN’s currently running Monday-Tuesday drama, is taking a week off the air in a direct effort to correct course and address viewer complaints about the show. The drama was originally slated to air Episodes 5 and 6... More »


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Webtoon adaptation Love Alarm to be Netflix’s first original Korean drama
by | January 5, 2017 | 119 Comments
We’ve heard some rumblings of Netflix getting into the Korean drama game with Signal writer Kim Eun-hee’s next drama Kingdom, but the first official original Korean drama series from the online streaming platform has been announced as an adaptation of the webtoon Love Alarm. The popular youth romance webtoon is about a fantasy phone app... More »


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Signal writer teams with A Hard Day director for new sageuk Kingdom
by | December 28, 2016 | 104 Comments
Exciting news! Acclaimed writer Kim Eun-hee of Signal, Three Days, Ghost, and Sign is in talks to team up with director Kim Sung-hoon of award-winning films A Hard Day and Tunnel for her next drama. The new historical series is called Kingdom, and plans to be shot more like an 8-episode movie rather than a... More »


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KBS in talks to extend Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | September 8, 2016 | 208 Comments
(Did I just hear a chorus of “Noooooooooo”s when you all read that headline? Followed by gnashing of teeth and angry mouse-clicking?) Cheerful, youth-driven romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is dramaland’s latest breakout hit, and it’s a show that delights me every episode so I’m thrilled to see it getting a lot of love.... More »


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Kim Yoon-hye up for second lead role in My Sassy Girl, no casting confirmations yet
by | August 23, 2016 | 46 Comments
The casting process for the drama adaptation of My Sassy Girl continues to be a doozy. Actress Kim Joo-hyun, winner of the ultimately futile nationwide search for Sassy’s leading lady, was relegated to second lead after Oh Yeon-seo (Come Back, Ajusshi) was offered the leading role instead. But with recent reports stating that Kim Joo-hyun... More »


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My Sassy Girl’s original leading actress rumored to quit, role still not cast
by | August 22, 2016 | 109 Comments
Wow, this show is a mess behind the scenes. At this point I’m just rubbernecking, but sometimes you can’t look away when there’s a five-car pileup happening right in front of you, you know? The upcoming SBS youth sageuk adaptation of My Sassy Girl is STILL without a titular sassy girl… even though there’s going... More »


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KBS cuts medical mystery Beautiful Mind by 2 episodes
by | July 22, 2016 | 202 Comments
Well, KBS is pulling the plug early on its medical mystery drama Beautiful Mind, from 16 planned episodes down to 14, and it’s incited furor not only among fans but the producers as well. When news first surfaced that this cutback was in consideration, the broadcaster cited the upcoming Rio Summer Olympics as the reason,... More »