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Drama Casting & News
2016 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2016 | 137 Comments
With some of the biggest drama hits of the past year, KBS had a full roster of stars in attendance to pick up trophies at the KBS Drama Awards. Or, as I like to call it, the Moonlight Descended From the Sun Drawn By Clouds Show, since those two dramas pretty much raked in all... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 7: Editors’ Picks
by | December 29, 2016 | 323 Comments
Another year has come and gone, and while I am more than happy to put 2016 behind us and look forward to greener pastures in 2017 (they’ll be greener, won’t they?), we can’t say goodbye to the year without looking back at the best of it (and the worst, in some cases) and giving the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kwak Dong-yeon goes from prince’s bodyguard in Moonlight to young king in Goblin
by | September 6, 2016 | 118 Comments
Look who’s moving up the royal ranks in dramaland. I just love Kwak Dong-yeon right now as the prince’s badass bodyguard in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (So mysterious! So pretty! Such perfectly placed hair!), and I’m excited to see him again right away in tvN’s new fantasy romance Goblin, which has now changed its title... More »


Drama Recaps
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Episode 1
by | August 22, 2016 | 153 Comments
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is basically cuteness overload. It’s not your grandpa’s sageuk, or even your mother’s sageuk, and makes no claims to historical realism. If anything, this is your little sister’s sageuk, full of puppies and rainbows and an effervescent bright spirit, and I mean that in all of the good ways—it’s youthful but... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hearts and smiles at Moonlight Drawn By Clouds’ press conference
by | August 18, 2016 | 123 Comments
How adorable is this cast? It’s not unusual for actors to be full of smiles on the day of their drama’s production press conference, but the cast of fusion fantasy romance Moonlight Drawn By Clouds seems especially bright-eyed and sparkly, and it puts a big goofy smile on my face. They’re just so young and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bold, faithful, and devilish for Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | August 9, 2016 | 70 Comments
It isn’t to say that any K-drama these days lacks for beauty, but KBS fusion fantasy romance sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is really throwing the pretty at us — leads Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung were lovely in their character posters, and the secondary leads are giving them a run for their money. Here... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kwak Dong-yeon joins Moonlight Drawn By Clouds as Park Bo-gum’s best friend
by | July 13, 2016 | 33 Comments
As a late addition to the upcoming youth sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, former child actor Kwak Dong-yeon (Come Back, Ajusshi) will join the cast as Kim Byeong-yeon, Joseon’s best swordsman and Crown Prince Hyomyeong’s best friend. You might recognize Kwak from some of his previous works as the youth counterpart in period dramas like... More »


Drama Casting & News
2015 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2015 | 158 Comments
Okay, one more red carpet to go and we’re officially done with 2015! Last up for the Big 3 broadcasters are the KBS Drama Awards, which had a few big stars in attendance and gave out many (many, many) awards, despite not having any huge hits this year. They also chose to split the Daesang... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 25, 2015
by | October 25, 2015 | 37 Comments
Jung Il-woo Jung Il-woo (Records of a Night Watchman) has been cast as the lead in a Chinese drama that will air on Hunan TV. Called Beautiful Woman (literally A Woman Who Is Beautiful Like a Flower), it’ll be about a bitter battle between two food service industry giants, as well as the complicated and... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: May 9, 2015
by | May 9, 2015 | 50 Comments
Jung Il-woo, Kwak Dong-yeon Aww, this movie sounds cute, but what is it about Korean men being cast as C-level executives of IT companies in Chinese movies? In Rise of a Tomboy, Jung Il-woo (Records of a Night Watchman) will play the CEO of an IT firm, who’s very pragmatic on the job but who,... More »