‘Joo-won’


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won, Kim Tae-hee get their nemeses in SBS’s Yong-pal
by | June 26, 2015 | 37 Comments
Jo Hyun-jae, Jung Woong-in, Jo Bok-rae The plot thickens for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday series Yong-pal, which is described in somewhat bemusing Engrish as a “spectacle unique melodrama,” which I’m taking to mean intensely dramatic and spectacle-filled. The show did undergo some rough waters when its director was switched, but now seems to be settling down,... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS’s Yong-pal loses actors, considers adding Jo Hyun-jae
by | June 23, 2015 | 28 Comments
Erm, should I be worried about you, Yong-pal? Why all the pre-drama shuffling? On the heels of the recent director switch, the SBS drama has parted ways with two of its supporting cast members, Oh Jung-se (The Lover, Plus Nine Boys) and Jo Jae-yoon (Liar Game). Interesting that the show had been so adamant that... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won’s melodrama Yong-pal gets a director switch
by | June 21, 2015 | 21 Comments
In a sudden move, SBS has replaced the director on its upcoming drama Yong-pal, the series starring Joo-won as a skilled surgical resident who takes on house calls to the filthy rich and becomes witness to the shadier side of the upper crust. A director or writer switch always makes people wonder at the circumstances... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Tae-hee to play mystery heiress opposite Joo-won
by | June 5, 2015 | 93 Comments
Looks like there are no casting surprises for Yong-pal, SBS’s new medical drama that’s been courting Joo-won and Kim Tae-hee to star. On the heels of Joo-won’s confirmation, Kim Tae-hee has signed on as well, for what will be her first drama in two years since Jang Ok-jung, Live By Love. I hope they have... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won to start making house calls as SBS’s Yong-pal
by | June 3, 2015 | 69 Comments
Soooooo, what exactly constitutes a medical emergency to get Doctor Joo-won to make a house call? Just wondering. I’m asking for a friend. Confirmations are in for Joo-won (Cantabile Tomorrow, Good Doctor), who has signed on to headline the new medical drama Yong-pal as its title character. I’m not normally a fan of hospital dramas,... More »
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Chungmuro/Film News
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 26, 2015 | 215 Comments
The Baeksang Arts Awards are back with their 51st installment, awarding prizes in both film and television. Most of the entries were fairly predictable, though the night wasn’t without a few surprise wins. One of the big surprises was variety PD Na Young-seok being named the Daesang winner in the TV category; although I wouldn’t... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won, Kim Tae-hee offered leads in SBS’s Yong-pal
by | May 23, 2015 | 75 Comments
Innnteresting, suddenly I’m a lot more interested in the upcoming SBS drama Yong-pal — although with the God’s Gift–14 Days director and Reset writer onboard, my interest was already piqued. But then you throw Joo-won (Cantabile Tomorrow, Good Doctor) into the mix, and well, I’m listening. Yong-pal is about a doctor who falls into a... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: May 2, 2015
by | May 2, 2015 | 37 Comments
Yunho, Kim Ga-eun The upcoming web-to-cable drama I’ll Take a Serving of You has cast Yunho of DBSK (Records of a Night Watchman) and Kim Ga-eun (Sincere Min Deul-le, Age of Feeling) as the leads. Based on the same-named web novel, the plot revolves around a romance that develops at a small shop that makes... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 31, 2015
by | January 31, 2015 | 93 Comments
Bae Suzy (Gu Family Book) has politely declined Girl Who Sees Smells, citing scheduling conflicts and Miss A’s comeback as the reasons for turning down the role of the character who literally has the ability to see odors. Park Yoochun (Three Days) is still considering the role of the man who became a cop after... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 24, 2015
by | January 24, 2015 | 44 Comments
Jo Yoon-hee (King’s Face) will join Yoo Seung-ho (I Miss You) in his army comeback project Joseon Magician. Yoo stars as a young and gifted magician who falls in love with a Joseon princess (Go Ara) and becomes mired in a conspiracy, while Jo will play his blind sister, a beautiful and talented gisaeng. [Xports... More »


Drama Casting & News
2014 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2014 | 138 Comments
Whew, the whirlwind of year-end awards finally comes to a close. Let’s wrap up with the last of the big station awards over at KBS, where premium sageuk Jung Do-jeon cranked out the big winners of the evening: veteran Yoo Dong-geun took home the Daesang (Grand Prize) for his performance as the founder of the... More »