Yeo Jin Gu Joins Chun Jung Myung as Dual Male Leads for K-drama Roco King

This is a fun choice to play a cupid-like drama robot! Yeo Jin Gu has signed on to play the character of Night the mail order boyfriend robot in the upcoming K-drama adaptation of the shoujo manga Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend).  He’s the third name attached to the OCN drama Roco King (or Rom-com King) with earlier Song Ji Hyo and Chun Jung Myung offered the other two human leads. There was conflicting reports that Chun Jung Myung declined the role but the most up-to-date news was that he has accepted and will be playing a top star character. This one looks like harmless fun with the PD of Flower Boy Next Door and the screenwriter of Mirror of the Witch working together. I’m fine with Song Ji Hyo declining but please let the final actress let it be someone with emotional sincerity and range. Continue reading

Character Look Skyward in Drama Posters for Reunited Worlds with Yeo Jin Gu, Lee Yeon Hee, and Ahn Jae Hyun

I thought the idea of a high school boy who disappears for thirteen years and then returns mysteriously would seem depressing as heck but all the characters in upcoming SBS Wed-Thurs drama Reunited Worlds (A New World) look quietly hopeful … Continue reading

SBS Finalizes Casting for Reunited Worlds with Lee Yeon Hee, Yeo Jin Gu, and Ahn Jae Hyun

It’s good that Suspicious Partner is a longer 20-episode prime time drama, or 40 episode now that the network has decided to call thirty minutes an episode to add in more commercial time. That means SP won’t end until the … Continue reading

2016 Year End Awards Roundup From Big Three Networks Capped Off Drama Year

The 2016 year end K-drama awards for the big three networks came and went last weekend, smack dab in the middle of me heading off for my trans-pacific flight, taking said long flight, traveling back home from long flight, and … Continue reading

Daebak Off to Mon-Tues Ratings Lead in Close Viewer Battle with Neighborhood Lawyer and Monster

The ratings are for the new batch of Mon-Tues K-dramas and the playing field looks a lot different than the bloodbath going on in the Wed-Thurs slot. Mon-Tues doesn’t have a runaway winner (yet), with the race tight out of … Continue reading

Drama Posters and New Preview for Jackpot Ramp Up the Battle for the Joseon Throne

A long and relatively successful run ended today for the SBS 50-episode sageuk Six Flying Dragons, the ratings leader in the Mon-Tues time slot but never high enough in ratings to bring back the days of yore when serious longs … Continue reading

Daebak Gets English Title The Royal Gambler and Pits Brothers Jang Geun Seok and Yeo Jin Gu Against Each Other

SBS is wrapping up long running Mon-Tues drama Six Flying Dragons next week and the following week will see the premiere of Daebak, which has been officially English titled The Royal Gambler rather than the literal Jackpot. I kinda like … Continue reading