Drama Casting & News
Joo-won, Kim Kang-woo, Kim Sang-joong work Overtime fighting aliens
by | August 8, 2016 | 30 Comments
Alien invasion isn’t really the first thing that came to mind when I heard that Joo-won (Yong-pal) was signing on to a movie called Overtime. I was picturing an overworked salaryman with a scary boss, not a secret rebel army out to take back the country from evil alien invaders. But that’s the premise of... More »

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News bites: June 25, 2016
by | June 25, 2016 | 66 Comments
Ha Jung-woo, Kang Haneul, Kim Sung-kyun More fun cameos are in store for Entourage, with frequent tvN collaborators Kang Haneul (Misaeng) and Kim Sung-kyun (Answer Me 1988 & 1994) popping in for guest spots. Kang will play himself, and he’ll be appearing to support his buddy Park Jung-min (the two share the same agency and... More »

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52nd Baeksang Arts Awards: TV Section
by | June 3, 2016 | 240 Comments
The 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards ceremony was held on June 3, 2016 to award the biggest projects of the past year in film and television. We’re trying something new this year and breaking up the awards post into two sections, because these things just get insanely long, and we don’t want anyone getting scrolling-induced injuries.... More »

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News bites: May 27, 2016
by | May 27, 2016 | 47 Comments
Yeon Woo-jin, Im Soo-jung Yeon Woo-jin (Marriage Not Dating) has signed on to co-star opposite Im Soo-jung (Time Renegade) in the new movie Passing Hearts: The Table, an omnibus film with an interesting premise, about patrons at a cafe and the various events that occur at one specific table there. Anyone who’s waited tables before... More »

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SBS picks up My Sassy Girl, reunites Joo-won with Yong-pal PD
by | May 22, 2016 | 51 Comments
The youth sageuk remake of rom-com classic My Sassy Girl starring Joo-won (Yong-pal) and one lucky girl now has a home at SBS; the series has been confirmed for the station, and is due to air in early 2017. Does that mean Joo-won will be in army by the time the show airs? Let’s not... More »

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Auditions draw over 700 hopefuls in search for Joo-won’s Sassy Girl
by | May 18, 2016 | 69 Comments
Open call casting auditions have started for the drama remake of My Sassy Girl, the new youth sageuk adaptation starring Joo-won (Yong-pal) from production company Raemong Raein (Sungkyunkwan Scandal).... More »

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Joo-won headlines youth sageuk remake of My Sassy Girl
by | March 29, 2016 | 149 Comments
Wait, what? The drama remake of My Sassy Girl — the 2001 movie starring Cha Tae-hyun and Jeon Ji-hyun — is a sageuk? Is it going to be called My Sassy Joseon Lady? Apparently we’re going to be up to our eyeballs in youth sageuk this year, because My Sassy Girl just cast Joo-won (Yong-pal)... More »

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News bites: March 19, 2016
by | March 19, 2016 | 53 Comments
Kim So-eun, Lee Won-geun They should make for a very cute onscreen pair: Kim So-eun (Scholar Who Walks the Night) and Lee Won-geun (Sassy Go Go) are confirmed as the leads for Korean-Chinese web drama Dugeun Dugeun Spike 2. I wonder if her We Got Married hubby Song Jae-rim encouraged Kim to take the job,... More »

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News bites: February 13, 2016
by | February 13, 2016 | 28 Comments
Gu Hara, Jo Yeo-jung Gu Hara (City Hunter) and Jo Yeo-jung (Divorce Lawyer in Love) are being courted for Babysitter, a four-episode special airing after the early conclusion of Moorim School on KBS. About an affluent household comprised of three children, their parents and a couple who cares for the kids, Gu is being wooed for... More »

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2015 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2015 | 181 Comments
Whee, there’s eye candy galore today, here in No. 2 of 3 of the broadcaster drama awards (KBS’s awards post is forthcoming), here at the 2015 SBS Drama Awards. This event had perhaps a smidge more starpower than last night’s MBC Drama Awards, which I attribute to SBS having had more hit dramas in the... More »