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Drama Casting & News
Im Shi-wan as a young prince for MBC’s The King Loves
by | February 9, 2017 | 84 Comments
Here’s a first look at stills from Im Shi-wan’s (Misaeng) new sageuk romance melodrama The King Loves, in which he plays a Goryeo prince, Wang Won (later King Chungseon), right around the turn of the 14th century. His character is described as Janus-like—two-faced, ambitious, power-hungry—which will take Im Shi-wan out of his established image as... More »

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News bites: January 7, 2017
by | January 7, 2017 | 47 Comments
The King Loves The cast of The King Loves held their first script read, and co-stars Hong Jong-hyun, Yoon-ah, and Im Shi-wan posed cutely for the camera. Each cast member began by speaking briefly of their hopes for the drama, and Jung Bo-seok drew laughs by acknowledging his physical resemblance to Im. Jung said, “After... More »

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Hong Jong-hyun up to rival Im Shi-wan in The King Loves
by | December 13, 2016 | 69 Comments
Hong Jong-hyun, Park Hwan-hee It’s been a while since the upcoming sageuk The King Loves was first announced, but there’s finally some new movement on the casting front. Hong Jong-hyun (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) has been offered the second lead role in the main love triangle opposite Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) and Yoon-ah (The K2),... More »

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo: Episode 17
by | October 24, 2016 | 588 Comments
It’s lonely up at the top, and no one’s coming to realize that more than So. Everyone’s becoming increasingly more isolated with all the major changes taking place within the palace, and friends seem to be in short supply. Loyal family members are in even shorter supply. But there’s always love, and these two better... More »

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo: Episode 16
by | October 18, 2016 | 1,127 Comments
There’s only one episode this week due to a pre-emption yesterday, but it certainly is an eventful one. Su has to come to terms with her trust issues this hour, despite some of her visions of the future (in the past) coming true. But the question remains: Is the future she saw one that’s already... More »

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo: Episode 15
by | October 11, 2016 | 1,065 Comments
Our heroine finally does some stepping up this hour, and it couldn’t come at a more welcome time. Just when we thought we’d lost our eyes and ears into this strange world of princes and transparent political machinations, we get a semblance of that back with the resurgence of Su as a thinking, decision-making human... More »

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo: Episode 14
by | October 10, 2016 | 754 Comments
There’s loads of development when it comes to our two lovebirds this hour, even if it comes wrapped in bittersweet packaging. It’s great to have two people who know how to be honest with each other, though there’s the inevitable trial and error as they face issues that can’t be easily ignored. And while Su... More »

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo: Episode 13
by | October 4, 2016 | 1,148 Comments
This episode puts everyone’s loyalties to the test as alliances are formed and rivalries are created all in the name of one golden chair. The fate of Goryeo comes to rest on Su’s generally incapable shoulders, leaving her to choose which of the two prominent men in her life she should entrust with information that... More »

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo: Episode 12
by | October 3, 2016 | 680 Comments
There’s plenty of suffering to go around this hour, both the internal and external kind. Our hero seems to be the only one who knows what he wants and is fully intent on getting it, though he’s up against some new resistance in the form of Su’s guilt. He might be the only one who... More »

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo: Episode 11
by | September 27, 2016 | 1,278 Comments
Now this is the kind of episode I’d been waiting for, and boy, does it deliver an emotional wallop. Everything seems to happen at once, leaving Su powerless against the much greater forces surrounding her. It’s not so easy for her suitors to swoop in and save the day this time, and the divide that... More »