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Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 7, 2017
by | January 7, 2017 | 46 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 »


Drama Casting & News
2016 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2016 | 144 Comments
It’s time to close out 2016 with the Big 3 broadcaster award ceremonies, beginning with the MBC Drama Awards (KBS and SBS will hold their ceremonies tomorrow). The station awards are always a mixed bag, since you’ll never get a representative sample of dramaland by splitting up all the shows by broadcaster, but it’s a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Goryeo’s femme fatale and political mastermind added to cast of The King Loves
by | December 20, 2016 | 20 Comments
Choo Soo-hyun, Oh Min-seok The newest casting additions for upcoming MBC fusion sageuk The King Loves create another layer of intrigue to the plot. Set in Goryeo, this historical melodrama features a complicated love-power triangle. Early on, ZE:A’s Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) and SNSD’s Yoon-ah (The K2) signed on to headline as the elegant king and... More »


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 | 174 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 »