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Drama Casting & News
Celebrating 10 years with the tvN10 Awards
by | October 9, 2016 | 301 Comments
Cable network tvN held its first-ever awards ceremony in celebration of its ten-year anniversary as a station, and its biggest dramas and variety shows were awarded prizes left and right. Seriously, there were so many awards. While the Big 3 stations (KBS, MBC, SBS) hold awards every year, cable shows usually don’t get the same... More »


Drama Casting & News
Im Shi-wan, Yoon-ah headline new historical drama The King Loves
by | September 20, 2016 | 173 Comments
Well, it’s about time that Im Shi-wan came back to dramaland. Not that I blame him for being extra careful; when you break out in a drama like Misaeng, creating some time and distance between Jang Geu-rae and your next TV character seems like a smart move. He’s signed on to star in the new... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: June 11, 2016
by | June 11, 2016 | 51 Comments
Rain, Victoria Ummm, did he not learn from his first experiment with an f(x) member? Rain and f(x)’s Victoria have been cast as the leads in Chinese drama Endless August, and filming will begin soon. [Joongang] With a budget of over 24.6 billion won (roughly 21 million USD) greenlit by global entertainment company DMG, the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Im Shi-wan, L, Chae Soo-bin headline Chinese web drama Black Cat
by | June 4, 2016 | 20 Comments
And the stars continue to head to China: ZE:A’s Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) and Infinite’s L (The Time I’ve Loved You) have both been confirmed as leads for new Chinese web drama Black Cat, with relative newcomer Chae Soo-bin (Sassy Go Go) joining them.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Film Section
by | June 3, 2016 | 57 Comments
And now for the film section of the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards. The Baeksangs award the best of both film and television in one event, but we’re breaking up the posts for length and readability. Here’s the other half of the red carpet, which includes a few of the film nominees with their dramaland co-stars:... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Im Shi-wan, Sol Kyung-gu pair up for undercover prison movie
by | April 9, 2016 | 8 Comments
Is it just me, or are there a lot of prison movies in the works right now? This new story in particular sounds so similar to this one starring Kim Rae-won and Han Seok-kyu that I had to look it up to make sure it wasn’t the same film with a new cast. This undercover... More »


Drama Recaps
Im Shi-wan out of Entourage, Seo Kang-joon probably in
by | February 24, 2016 | 114 Comments
Aw, bummer — Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) won’t be taking the tvN remake of Entourage after all, choosing to focus on his other projects instead (he’s currently filming the movie One Line). So far, I only see one outlet reporting that Seo Kang-joon (Cheese in the Trap) has confirmed the drama, which always makes me hesitant... More »


Drama Casting & News
Entourage remake courts Im Shi-wan, Seo Kang-joon to headline
by | February 1, 2016 | 49 Comments
Well, they said that 2016 was the target broadcast for the tvN drama remake of HBO’s Entourage, and they must be serious this time because casting offers are out. The remake project has technically been in the works since 2013, but this is the first time we’re seeing any names announced for the showbiz drama... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 9, 2016
by | January 9, 2016 | 57 Comments
Jo In-sung, Jung Woo-sung It’s too bad Im Soo-jung declined an offer to play the wife of Jo In-sung in The King, the film about a prosecutor (Jo) and his gangster friend who together will attempt to manipulate a powerful prosecutor sunbae. While the roles of Jo’s wife and neighborhood friend haven’t been filled yet,... More »


Drama Casting & News
2015 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2015 | 105 Comments
Do you think that if Ji Sung hadn’t been awarded the Daesang at the 2015 MBC Drama Awards, there’d have been actual mutiny? Not that there was much question that he would get it, but MBC has figured out ways to make head-scratcher decisions before. Like, say, suddenly increasing the number of award categories and... More »