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Drama Casting & News
New JTBC rom-com lines up Kim Hyun-joo, Joo Sang-wook to star
by | July 11, 2016 | 76 Comments
Cable network JTBC has announced a new drama, slated for Fridays and Saturdays this fall. It’s called Fantastic, and has cast a whole group of actors in one fell swoop: Kim Hyun-joo (I Have a Lover) and Joo Sang-wook (Dazzling Temptation) are in talks to headline, and Park Shi-yeon (Greatest Marriage), Kim Tae-hoon (One More... More »


Drama Casting & News
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards: TV Section
by | June 3, 2016 | 234 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 »


Drama Casting & News
Jin Gu and Kim Hyun-joo don’t want to be Wanted
by | May 9, 2016 | 38 Comments
Uh-oh, this drama is supposed to premiere in June and it still doesn’t have a cast. Things already seemed down to the wire when SBS suddenly pulled melodrama Deal off its roster and replaced it at the last minute with the new thriller Wanted, but now both potential leads have turned down offers to star,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jin Gu offered lead in SBS reality-show thriller Wanted
by | May 4, 2016 | 26 Comments
Phew, casting is in full swing on Wanted, SBS’s newly announced thriller series, which is promising to hear given that it hasn’t had a lot of lead time: It was only given the official green light earlier this week for a mid-June premiere (replacing the previously scheduled Deal). Wanted (which has dropped The Reality Show... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS replaces Deal with thriller Wanted, courts Kim Hyun-joo
by | May 2, 2016 | 44 Comments
The writing seemed to be on the wall for melodrama Deal, which was in danger of losing its timeslot as the upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama following Entertainer. SBS has made the final decision to go with a thriller drama called The Reality Show—Wanted instead, and an offer is currently out to Kim Hyun-joo (I Have a... More »


Drama Casting & News
2015 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2015 | 180 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 »


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 | 137 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 | 102 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 »




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