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Drama Casting & News
News bites: August 9, 2015
by | August 9, 2015 | 52 Comments
Seo Kang-joon, Kim Ki-bang, Kim Hee-chan Cheese in the Trap just keeps adding to its cast. Kim Ki-bang is a gay civil service exam student and good friend to the lead. This will be the actor’s fourth collaboration with director Lee Yoon-jung (they worked together on Heart to Heart, 4teen and Golden Time). Kim Hee-chan... 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 »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Hyun-joo offered KBS weekend drama
by | May 12, 2014 | 25 Comments
You know, I’ve wondered why Kim Hyun-joo seems to have such an affinity for long weekend dramas when I can see her headlining miniseries just as readily, but she seems to like the format, and is eyeing another one to add to her resumé: KBS’s upcoming What’s With This Family. (Kim’s last three dramas were... More »


Drama Recaps
Cruel Palace: An Introduction
by | May 1, 2013 | 101 Comments
With traditional sageuk come certain preconceptions, since the images that normally pop into our collective heads probably include (1) lots of bearded monologuing, (2) a very long episode count, (3) all the nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat-thrills you’d expect from PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre, and (4) that this is your mom’s drama. At least, that’s what I always thought... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Hyun-joo headlines JTBC’s sageuk War of the Flowers
by | January 17, 2013 | 20 Comments
With the success of Childless Good Fortune buoying JTBC’s roster, they’re not wasting any time lining up their next weekend drama: They’ve announced Dark History: War of the Flowers, which has cast Kim Hyun-joo in the lead role playing a Joseon-era femme fatale. The drama is a sageuk and comes from the team who gave... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Hyun-joo headlines new SBS weekend drama
by | February 4, 2012 | 39 Comments
Kim Hyun-joo has lined up her next drama (yay), which will be a weekend series (er, sigh?) titled Dumb Mom, which will be hitting airwaves next month. Based on a novel of the same name, Kim plays the lead character, Young-joo, in a story following three women of three generations and their relationships with love,... More »


Drama Casting & News
2011 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2011 | 121 Comments
Oh, MBC. I can always count on you for some awards-time whatthefuckery. Three years ago it was split Daesangs (daesang = Grand Prize), giving the same award to Kim Myung-min and Song Seung-heon and doubling awards in every category. Two years ago, there were more split awards, and last year we had the bizarre “Character... More »


Drama Casting & News
All That Glitters gets an extension
by | July 15, 2011 | 50 Comments
MBC weekend drama All That Glitters (aka Twinkle Twinkle), starring Kim Hyun-joo and Kim Seok-hoon, has gotten a four-episode extension, which puts its total episode count at 54. It can thank its strong viewership ratings for the extension, since it’s been pulling in numbers the 20% range, making it first in its timeslot. Competitors are... More »


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Posters and stills for weekend drama All That Glitters
by | February 12, 2011 | 34 Comments
All That Glitters premieres today on MBC, taking up the slot formerly occupied by Gloria, and here are a few more stills and official posters for the drama. Despite being a 50-episode weekend drama, All That Glitters is on my tentative watch list for one reason, and one reason only: director Noh Do-chul, who showed... More »


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Stills from the set of All That Glitters
by | January 22, 2011 | 28 Comments
Here are some new photos of upcoming weekend drama All That Glitters, starring Kim Hyun-joo as a careerwoman and workaholic. Despite her wealthy family background — the family owns a publishing company — she’s determined to make it on her own. (Although, is it really making it on your own if your work is in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Filming begins on All That Glitters
by | January 18, 2011 | 32 Comments
Here are first stills from the upcoming MBC weekend drama All That Glitters (perhaps also translated Twinkle Twinkle), which stars Kim Hyun-joo (Partner) as a workaholic careerwoman. This is a drama that has me particularly interested despite the ordinariness of the plot description — a success story of a woman who rebounds after her life... More »