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Drama Casting & News
News bites: November 28, 2015
by | November 28, 2015 | 27 Comments
Song Ji-hyo, Joo Jin-mo Song Ji-hyo (Ex-Girlfriend Club) has been filming in China for her role in the Chinese-French-Korean action comedy movie Rush Delivery. In it, the variety star is paired with a mainstay on the Chinese edition of Running Man, Chen He. The film also stars French actor David Belle. [DongA] Tags: Baek Sung-hyun,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Merchants face off in Master of Trade—Inn 2015
by | September 15, 2015 | 27 Comments
KBS sageuk Master of Trade—Inn 2015 has released a batch of posters (and a bunch of stills as well), and they’re really quite lovely. Sometimes sageuk dramas have a tendency to churn out posters that look like every other sageuk drama out there, but I always like when a production manages to make theirs pop.... More »

Drama Casting & News
The upward climb begins in KBS’s Master of Trade—Inn 2015
by | September 1, 2015 | 53 Comments
The first teaser for KBS’s sageuk drama Master of Trade—Inn 2015 gave us a taste of the overall premise of the drama (merchants of Joseon!) but not its plot (…what about the merchants of Joseon?), so I’m glad that the second teaser shows a little more of the story. (A little. I’ll still take it.)... More »

Drama Casting & News
First teaser introduces the merchants of Master of Trade—Inn 2015
by | August 27, 2015 | 48 Comments
Here’s our first look at KBS’s upcoming sageuk drama Master of Trade—Inn 2015, the late-Joseon-era series centering around the success story of one man (Jang Hyuk) who worked his way up from being the inheritor to a defunct inn to becoming one of the most successful merchants in the nation. In the teaser, Jang Hyuk’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Secret missions and warring loyalties in Spy
by | January 5, 2015 | 50 Comments
Badass Mama Spy! How awesome does Bae Jong-ok look in this poster for upcoming action drama Spy? The poster above features Bae taking a protective stance over her son (Jaejoong), and the tagline tells us rather defiantly, “That mission — I’ll do it,” as though telling the guy to back off. There’s a “…so eff... More »

Drama Casting & News
KBS secret agent thriller Spy rounds out cast
by | November 28, 2014 | 132 Comments
Jaejoong, Go Sung-hee You know, I really wish this drama had picked a different title — for a drama about spies, it’s a little lacking in covert slickness. KBS’s new Friday night drama Spy has secured its leading cast, and plans to enter production shortly. Idol actor Kim Jaejoong (Triangle) will be headlining as expected,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Meet the cast (posters) for Joseon Gunman
by | June 12, 2014 | 53 Comments
Gorgeous. I love these posters for Joseon Gunman, which are just so crisp and rich in detail with a lovely touch of grit. They read, from top to bottom: Group poster, above: “In this time of enlightenment, a man with a gun appeared.” Lee Jun-ki and Nam Sang-mi: “I will protect you, no matter what…”... More »

Drama Casting & News
Supporting roles filled for Joseon Gunman
by | April 23, 2014 | 42 Comments
With our main cast in place for sageuk revenge-action drama Joseon Gunman—which would be Lee Jun-ki, Nam Sang-mi, and Han Joo-wan—now the show has announced the casting of several supporting roles. Let’s take a look-see at who’s joining the party: Otani Ryohei (Gu Family Book, The Chaser) has signed on to play a Japanese warrior... More »

Drama Casting & News
2013 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2013 | 160 Comments
Here’s the last of this year’s drama awards over at KBS, where God of the Workplace, Good Doctor, and Secret were the big winners of the evening. Unsurprisingly, Kim Hye-soo took home the Daesang for her performance in God of the Workplace. She’s fabulous; her outfit, not so much. Just wait for it. Joo-won took... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Friend 2 sets premiere date, releases new trailer and poster
by | October 19, 2013 | 33 Comments
So, the multiple-generations Part 2 isn’t exactly a new idea in the gangster franchise world (Godfather II, anyone?) but if anything can make me invested in a sequel, it’s the tragic besties-turned-bitter-gang-rivals of Friend. Yoo Oh-sung (Faith) reprises his role seventeen years later in the story world of Friend 2, where he unwittingly takes his... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Woo-bin infuses fresh blood into Friend 2’s gangster underworld
by | October 11, 2013 | 85 Comments
This is really gonna be Kim Woo-bin’s year, isn’t it? I remember when he was first cast in Friend 2, the anticipated sequel to 2001’s hit gangster-noir film Friend, he was described in terms of being the son of Jang Dong-gun (the character of the original film). But while he’s only got third billing, it... More »

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2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

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