Posts Tagged ‘sequels’

Chungmuro/Film News
Detective K comes back for second round
by | June 9, 2014 | 16 Comments
The comedic mystery-action film Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow (translated more directly as Joseon’s Great Detective) was enough of a success when it released in theaters in 2011 (with 4.7 million ticket admissions) to merit a sequel, which has just been announced. Oh, this should be fun. This time the movie will be called... More »

Drama Casting & News
Who wants a second helping of Let’s Eat?
by | June 6, 2014 | 74 Comments
Cable network tvN does, apparently. Producers of last year’s successful foodgasmic romantic comedy series Let’s Eat are reportedly working on a second season for early next year. It’s good news, though my excitement level will be considerably higher or lower depending largely on a factor that remains undecided: whether or not the original cast will... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae declines, MBC presses forward
by | May 19, 2014 | 48 Comments
In a move that has shocked exactly zero people, Lee Young-ae has officially turned down the lead role in MBC’s much hoped-for Dae Jang Geum 2. It’s a role she has been asked (pestered, even) to reprise practically since the original drama went off the air in 2004, which is understandable since you can’t call... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae may or may not be cast
by | May 10, 2014 | 27 Comments
Recent headlines in the news, all from May 10, 2014: “Lee Young-ae, casting in Dae Jang Geum 2 essentially dead” “Lee Young-ae’s reps: ‘She hasn’t rejected Dae Jang Geum 2… still deliberating'” “Lee Young-ae casting, ultimately fizzled?” “Dae Jang Geum 2, endless parade of rumors rumors rumors… who’s the cause of the uproar?” “MBC says... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae still undecided on sequel
by | April 30, 2014 | 19 Comments
Sooo… remember when it was announced that Lee Young-ae had agreed to reprise her famous Jang-geum role in sequel drama Dae Jang Geum 2? FUNNY STORY… Lee Young-ae recently gave a television interview with a Chinese broadcast outlet wherein she said that she hasn’t quite decided yet. Way to jump the gun, everybody-who-jumped-the-gun-and-announced-she-was-in. In her... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Director procured, never mind, no he’s not
by | April 18, 2014 | 17 Comments
So the Dae Jang Geum 2 saga continues. In case you missed all the dramz about this sequel, refer to this timeline of events chronicling the drama’s production starts and stops (mostly stops). This time it’s news about the director, which surprised me because the reports that came out on April 18 gave a name... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae agrees, October goal set
by | March 29, 2014 | 81 Comments
So MBC has had a decade-long fixation—nay, obsession—with reviving its onetime smash hit drama Dae Jang Geum (aka Jewel in the Palace), which had monster ratings and got exported to something like 60+ foreign countries and was on the frontlines of promoting Hallyu 1.0. They have clung and clung and clung to the idea, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
MBC greenlights Dae Jang Geum 2, puts brakes on Unprecedented
by | January 7, 2014 | 31 Comments
MBC is really, really not giving up on this Dae Jang Geum 2 idea, and is in the thick of plans (again) to bring it about (again). But at least things are shaping up more plausibly this time, because Dae Jang Geum 2 has gotten on the broadcast schedule for this fall, according to a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim So-yeon headlines I Need Romance Season 3
by | November 18, 2013 | 113 Comments
Eeeeeee, Kim So-yeon (Two Weeks) and Sung Joon (Gu Family Book) in a potential noona romance? I’m officially excited. Cable network tvN’s single-girls-in-the-city romantic comedy franchise I Need Romance is gearing up for a third season, which I was totally ready to let fly under my expectation radar, but then this happened: Kim So-yeon has... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
TOP to romance Shin Se-kyung in Tazza 2
by | November 1, 2013 | 81 Comments
Sooo, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. I’ll let you decide which is which. High-stakes-gambling-centered Tazza has been a manhwa, a movie, and a drama, and now the property is circling back for a second round on the big screen with Tazza 2: Hand of God. As was previously teased, the lead... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum 2 in the works again (really, they swear)
by | October 18, 2013 | 65 Comments
“Dae Jang Geum is back for a sequel” — we’re back to this old chestnut, are we? I’m pretty sure we’ve written about this rumor for yeaaaaars (yup, for at least four), and yet MBC keeps insisting that they’re going to do a Dae Jang Geum 2. Honestly. Definitely. Uh huh. To refresh our memories... More »