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News bites: December 31, 2016

Drama Casting & News News bites: December 31, 2016 Ha Jung-woo, Lee Min-jung It’s still very early on in the project’s life, but Ha Jung-woo (Tunnel) is considering the lead in Seoul, a film about the city hosting the 1988 Olympics. He’s received the screenplay for the film, …

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The Lonely Shining Goblin: Episode 9

Our goblin gets a much-needed wakeup call when his lack of honesty nets results he clearly wasn’t ready for, and though he still might not understand the why of it enough to change how he shares his information, it’s forward movement nonetheless. And while Goblin loves to wallow, we at …

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2016 MBC Drama Awards

It’s time to close out 2016 with the Big 3 broadcaster award ceremonies, beginning with the MBC Drama Awards (KBS and SBS will hold their ceremonies tomorrow). The station awards are always a mixed bag, since you’ll never get a representative sample of dramaland by splitting up all the shows …

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Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: Episode 15

At last, we get some answers about Teacher Kim’s motivations after being shrouded in mystery for such a long time. In addition, more satisfying tidbits reveal that our fledgling doctors are well on their way to maturity. This episode was more about shifting the focus back to our doctors rather …

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Open Thread #480

Open Thread Open Thread #480 Happy Friday everyone, and a Happy New Year (soon)! Here is your Open Thread, which is here for you to chat about anything you want, whether it be drama-related or not. Nothing’s off-topic here! Spoilers may be rife, so proceed accordingly.  RELATED POSTS

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Go Ah-sung in talks to headline new MBC office drama

Drama Casting & News Go Ah-sung in talks to headline new MBC office drama It’s always good news when a talented actress is headed back to dramaland. Go Ah-sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine) has been offered the leading role in MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday series, a workplace drama about …

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2016 Year in Review, Part 7: Editors’ Picks

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 …

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Sung Joon up for Perfect Wife, Lee Sang-yub out

Drama Casting & News Sung Joon up for Perfect Wife, Lee Sang-yub out Sung Joon (Madame Antoine) is the latest candidate to potentially act alongside Go So-young (Blue Fish) in her drama comeback Perfect Wife. His role was initially offered to Lee Sang-yub, who was still considering up until …

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Solomon’s Perjury: Episode 4

This hour goes by a little more quietly, and our main players get some important character moments as they encounter self-doubt and uncertainty. Seo-yeon increasingly finds her feet as her team starts to look to her for answers, and she’ll have to step up to the plate in more ways …

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju: Episode 13

As much as this drama can make me nostalgic for the days of my youth, at times it also makes me very glad that those times are behind me. Growing up is difficult, and things like first love aren’t always all about sweet kisses and first snows. Becoming an adult …

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Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 13

Ah, so cute. If only neurotic stream of consciousness were always the way to get the person you love to be direct and swoony. Forget mermaids and reincarnations; that’s fantasy right there. I’m pretty sure I would never want to know if someone could hear my thoughts, for fear I’d …

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Hot ajusshi cast of druglords for crime thriller Onward

Chungmuro/Film News Hot ajusshi cast of druglords for crime thriller Onward Jo Jin-woong, Ryu Joon-yeol, Kim Joo-hyuk, Cha Seung-won The aje fatale (aka ajusshi fatale) is in full force for upcoming crime thriller Onward. Early on, Jo Jin-woong (Entourage) was courted to play the main lead as an undercover …

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Hwarang: Episode 4

Okay, now we’re bringing the fun! The Hwarang is taking shape, though it looks like these boys aren’t any happier about being forced to work together than their fathers are to offer up their sons. Sun-woo is still scarred by his loss and isn’t ready to form new friendships yet, …

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Hwarang: Episode 3

The search for Hwarang candidates begins in earnest, even as the country’s officials protest the queen regent’s plan to take their sons to use for her own purposes. Moo-myung only wants to get his revenge, but it turns out to be more difficult than he imagined, as his search threatens …

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Park Hae-jin a captive in chains for JTBC’s Man to Man

Drama Casting & News Park Hae-jin a captive in chains for JTBC’s Man to Man More stills have been released for JTBC’s upcoming action-thriller-melo drama Man to Man featuring lead Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) in character, along with behind-the-scenes glimpses of the actor glued to his script. …

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