Casting news waxes and wanes and last week was a particularly busy week for K-dramas. It’s always the male leads that garner more attention but there can’t be a drama without a female lead so it’s time to see how the Spring pairings are shaping up on the ladies side of things. First up is my most anticipated SBS cop drama You’re All Surrounded starring Lee Seung Gi and Cha Seung Won. Original rumored leading lady Park Min Young is no more and now recently popular again Go Ara is in talks to join the cast. I’ve heard great things about her in Answer Me 1994 and I’m good with Seung Gi getting her as his love interest. Even funnier is Ara being donggap label mates at SM Entertainment with Seung Gi’s girlfriend Yoona. I’m less into the other upcoming SBS drama Dr. Stranger since male leads Lee Jong Seok and Park Hae Jin are respectively blergh and okay for me. Park Min Young was also in talks to join this drama but that also didn’t pan out, and instead now we’re getting Kang Sora and Jin Se Yeon to pull a one-two punch as the two love interests for the two leading men. Jin Se Yeon sure is a busy bee since she’s currently filming Age of Feeling but she can conceivably transition immediately into Dr. Stranger which doesn’t air until early May since it follows God’s Gift: 14 Days with Lee Bo Young. Finally the MBC weekend drama Hotel King with Lee Dong Wook has confirmed the two female leads Lee Da Hae and Gong Hyun Joo. I really like this main cast and having them in the drama definitely pushes Hotel King up to must watch status. I remember being very meh about the concept behind last year’s MBC melodrama Scandal: That Very Shocking and Immoral Incident yet it turned out to be densely mesmerizing. While none of my faves actresses are on deck for Spring at least there isn’t anyone I’m allergic to.