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[Orion's Ramblings] "Kingdom - Season 2" Announces Release Date, Teases Ample Bloodshed in New Video and Posters

2020/02/07 | Permalink

If you miss your zom-zoms and that thirst for good ol' Joseon blood is overwhelming, you can breathe a sigh of relief very soon. The second season of the Netflix original drama "Kingdom", "Kingdom - Season 2", will be with us shortly, and it has new posters and a new teaser to show for...More

[Orion's Ramblings] "The Cursed" Delivers Occult Chills in First Teaser and Poster

2020/01/10 | Permalink

TvN's upcoming "The Cursed" sees your unchecked capitalism, and raises you demon-powered unchecked capitalism, reminding us that things can always get worse. The series has released its first teaser and poster, among other promotional material, and it looks like we're in for a dark, violent and entertaining ride. Grab your snacks and crucifixes...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Tragedy Strikes in First Teaser for "Nobody Knows"

2020/01/03 | Permalink

It has been a long wait for us to get a solid first look into "Nobody Knows", but the first teaser has been well worth the wait. Brace yourselves, because Kim Seo-hyung is coming and she takes no prisoners. We have trauma, mystery, regrets of the past haunting the present and a youth who needs protection from powers beyond their control...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Ok Taecyeon and Lee Yeon-hee Challenge Fate in First Teaser and Stills for "The Game: Towards Zero"

2019/12/25 | Permalink

Supernatural abilities are always lurking behind every corner in Dramaland, and the criminal thriller genre is one ripe with potential for them. MBC's upcoming "The Game: Towards Zero", starring Ok Taecyeon, Lee Yeon-hee and Lim Ju-hwan, tackles the unyielding nature of one's set destiny through a hero who can predict other people's last moments...More

[Orion's Ramblings] "Nobody Knows" Releases Heartbreaking Teaser Poster, Confirms March 2020 Premiere

2019/12/20 | Permalink

If there's one universal pain that reaches most people with a beating heart, it's the unfairness and suffering faced by the young, which is exactly what SBS's upcoming "Nobody Knows" is set to highlight. The series has released its first teaser poster, which is tragic whether taken literally or symbolically...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Jang Dong-yoon Courted for OCN's Fourth Dramatic Cinema Project, "Search"

2019/12/06 | Permalink

If there was every a piece of flawless news for my fragile Ori-heart, it is one such as this; Jang Dong-yoon has been offered the leading role in "Search", which is OCN's fourth installment for its Dramatic Cinema project, one where the production quality and staff of movie making are combined with the catchy storytelling of dramas to, create "best of both worlds" works...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Kim Tae-hee and Lee Kyu-hyung Confirmed as Leads in TvN's "Hi Bye, Mama!"

2019/11/29 | Permalink

Are you ready for some soul-cleansing tears? You don't have to be until the first half of next year, but Kim Tae-hee and Lee Kyu-hyung are on their way to tear our hearts apart in tvN's upcoming fantasy piece "Hi Bye, Mama!". The actors are confirmed to play a ghost and said ghost's widower who is about to get a most shocking reunion...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Cho Yeo-jeong and Kim Kang-woo Are Stylish and Loaded in New Posters for "Woman of 9.9 Billion"

2019/11/21 | Permalink

Fresh off a major win at the 40th Blue Dragon Film Awards for her performance in Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" Cho Yeo-jeong is here to grace the small screen as well, while the always reliable and lovely Kim Kang-woo shines with her. "Woman of 9.9 Billion" has been releasing exciting teaser videos, but it could frankly just show me these posters and I'd follow it to drama-hell...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Kim Dong-wook and Moon Ga-young Up for "Find Me in Your Memory"

2019/10/30 | Permalink

It's not Dramaland without amnesia, but if the sudden type injected to stretch a dragging plot by 20 episodes is not your thing, some less chaotic options are available. One such option will hopefully be MBC's upcoming "Find Me in Your Memory", currently courting Kim Dong-wook and having already confirmed Moon Ga-young...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Go Soo, Lee Sung-Min and Shim Eun-kyung Cast in TvN's "Money Game"

2019/10/11 | Permalink

If you're a glutton for punishment and don't have enough economic insecurity and anxiety in your life, tvN's got you covered with "Money Game". The upcoming financial suspense series has confirmed its casting of Go Soo, Lee Sung-min and Shim Eun-kyung, clearly going for that sweet Chungmuro appeal to torment us with...More

[Orion's Ramblings] "Dr. Romantic 2" Reveals Familiar and New Faces

2019/09/27 | Permalink

Drama fans rejoice, as we get some happy casting returns for "Dr. Romantic 2", pushing one major multi-season worry out of the way. While not everyone makes a return, there are enough new faces and stories to hopefully make up for that...More

[Orion's Ramblings] "Secret Boutique" Teases Intrigue in Character Posters and Descriptions

2019/09/05 | Permalink

It's time to get that relationship chart going, and "Secret Boutique" is not about to make it easy for us. You can't have grand drama without grand connections, and the connections you can see in the following posters range from the significant to the petty.

First up we have Jenny Jang (Kim Sun-ah), the character behind the veil. Jenny Jang is the owner of J Boutique and a big shot in the political and business circles who is eager to become the head of chaebol company DEO Group. Her past looks tragic and her hate for our villain great. Her poster reads "You will regret it. I have never lost, chairman"....More

[Orion's Ramblings] Kim Hye-soo and Ju Ji-hoon Accept Offer to Lead "Hyena"

2019/08/30 | Permalink

I'm back on the "Hyena" hype train, and the news is excellent. Kim Hye-soo and Ju Ji-hoon have accepted their respective offers to lead SBS's upcoming hyena-eat-hyena story...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Park Sung-woong and Choi Jin-hyuk Courted for OCN's "Rugal"

2019/08/27 | Permalink

Another fine day dawns in Dramaland when one reads news of such a potential casting. Park Sung-woong and Choi Jin-hyuk are officially the big names on the table for OCN's upcoming drama "Rugal", and both actors are currently considering their respective offers...More

[Orion's Ramblings] "Vagabond" Sets the Sky Ablaze in Dramatic First Poster

2019/08/23 | Permalink

In what I hope is not foreshadowing of its story crashing and burning, the first poster revealed for SBS's upcoming high octane drama "Vagabond" introduces the event that sparks its premise. The "Giant" and "Salaryman" crew are back and they bring thrills for days...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Kim Sun-ah and Jang Mi-hee Gear Up for Melodramatic Showdown in "Secret Boutique"

2019/08/22 | Permalink

There's melodrama, makjang, and then there's über-makjang, but SBS's upcoming "Secret Boutique" is aiming right for that sweet spot before the tense turns to the extreme in its first teaser. Joining the ranks of works like "Misty" and Kim Sun-ah's very own "Woman of Dignity", "Secret Boutique" is dropping its 'soapy noir' thriller goodness on us without mercy...More

[Orion's Ramblings] "The Cursed" Confirms Powerhouse Cast of Uhm Ji-won, Sung Dong-il and Jo Min-soo

2019/08/07 | Permalink

It's a good day in Dramaland when seasoned actors team up with inspired creators. It's a good day for yours truly when the premise sounds this exciting. Uhm Ji-won, Sung Dong-il and Jo Min-soo are officially on board "The Cursed", tvN's upcoming drama written by "Train to Busan" director and writer Yeon Sang-ho...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Lee Dong-wook Is Pure Nightmare Fuel in "Strangers from Hell"

2019/08/02 | Permalink

Lee Dong-wook's doctor is in and every cell in my body wants out. The dentist from hell does absolutely nothing abnormal in the latest teaser of OCN's "Strangers from Hell", but I still want to call some form of emergency services on him for the distress caused by his performative friendliness and his blank, predatory stare...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Kim Hye-soo and Ju Ji-hoon May Pair up for "Hyena"

2019/07/31 | Permalink

The production of "Hyena" is not playing around, and while viewers will not get to enjoy Song Hye-kyo's return just yet following the actor's rejection of the offer, Kim Hye-soo is currently up for the role alongside Ju Ji-hoon...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Welcome to "Strangers from Hell"

2019/07/26 | Permalink

We finally see the questionable neighbors of "Strangers from Hell" in their element, namely their tiny gosiwon- or dorm-style apartments where this social terror will be taking place for our poor protagonist. The drama has released two versions of a 'gosiwon teaser', giving the place itself the feel of a character...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Uhm Ji-won Courted for TvN Drama Written by "Train to Busan" Director Yeon Sang-ho

2019/07/19 | Permalink

Dramaland is once again pulling out all the stops with "The Cursed", a woman-centric drama of epic credit proportions. Aside from courting the ever wonderful Uhm Ji-won, the upcoming tvN drama is set to be written by "Train to Busan" writer and director Yeon Sang-ho, and to be helmed by PD Kim Yong-wan, who wrote and directed the movie "Champion"...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Jang Hyuk, Jin Seo-yeon and Choi Soo-young Courted for OCN Drama "Tell Me What You Saw"

2019/07/18 | Permalink

OCN comes in for the kill once more, and it's bringing quite the army. Jang Hyuk is back on the channel and although it's not for more "Voice", we'll be getting a reunion with its PD, Kim Hong-seon-I. On the recruitment process gunning for our hearts with him are Jin Seo-yeon and Choi Soo-young...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Im Si-wan Meets Questionable Neighbors in New "Strangers from Hell" Teasers

2019/07/12 | Permalink

Im Si-wan's protagonist is about to experience a severe case of stranger danger in OCN's upcoming "Strangers from Hell". The drama is the next installment in the channel's 'Dramatic Cinema' project, so we can expect some hefty work put into its production quality...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Kim Sejeong Needs More Than Sheep for a Good Night's Sleep in "I Wanna Hear Your Song"

2019/07/11 | Permalink

Upcoming mystery rom-com drama "I Wanna Hear Your Song" is making one cutesy entrance, wooing yours truly with fluffy sheep and a fresh and unconventional start to this oddball romance. The newly released posters as well as the previously released teaser are simple and all charm...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Rain Contemplates Regret and Redemption in First Teaser for "Welcome 2 Life"

2019/07/02 | Permalink

Parallel worlds are trending in Dramaland again, and MBC's upcoming "Welcome 2 Life" introduces its concept of them with an emotional bang. Rain and Lim Ji-yeon's characters have several obstacles to overcome, and if one life is a challenge, two make for a brutal wake up call...More

[Orion's Ramblings] "Doctor Detective" Hits us with Harsh Realities in First Teasers

2019/06/28 | Permalink

SBS's upcoming 'industrial accident mystery investigation' drama "Doctor Detective" reveals its three leads in its premiere teasers, and it paints the very real world where their struggles will take place. Park Jin-hee, Bong Tae-gyu and Lee Ki-woo are about to throw down, and lives are at stake...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Jung Kyung-ho is Feeling the Heat in First Teaser for "When the Devil Calls Your Name"

2019/06/27 | Permalink

July is coming in hot, particularly for those who have sold their soul to the prince of Hell himself. Upcoming tvN drama "When the Devil Calls Your Name" has released its first scorching teaser, giving us a pretty clear idea of the protagonist's fiery predicament...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Jung Kyung-ho and Park Sung-woong Talk Chemistry Alongside First Stills for "When the Devil Calls Your Name"

2019/06/21 | Permalink

Jung Kyung-ho and Park Sung-woong are reuniting after "Life on Mars" and they bring a whole new world of meaty chemistry with them. The first stills have been released for "When the Devil Calls Your Name", the story of a star composer whose soul contract with the Devil is about to expire reevaluating life when he realizes his success was stolen from a talented young woman...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Lee Yo-won and Choi Gwi-hwa Fight for the People in OCN's "The Running Mates: Human Rights"

2019/06/19 | Permalink

Another powerhouse duo is heading our way, as actors Lee Yo-won and Choi Gwi-hwa are officially on board "The Running Mates: Human Rights". Based on a novel and previously titled "Running Investigator" in English, OCN's latest upcoming foray into different types of crime tells the story of a human rights investigator, who has neither the right to open a criminal investigation nor indict the culprits for their abuses...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Yoon Kyun-sang Assumes Contrasting Forms for OCN Thriller "Class of Lies"

2019/06/12 | Permalink

School violence has been a widely portrayed topic in Dramaland as of late, and OCN is bringing its own take to the table. We go from bullying to straight up killing with "Class of Lies", a thriller about a mysterious murder that takes place at a prestigious 'top 0.1%' school, and the undercover operation of a snob lawyer to uncover the truth behind it...More

[Orion's Ramblings] "Designated Survivor: 60 Days" Starts Off With a Bang in First Teaser

2019/05/28 | Permalink

"The National Assembly Building has collapsed!"

This is the line that sets the tone for where "Designated Survivor: 60 Days" starts, and where the duties of our protagonist, Park Moo-jin (Ji Jin-hee), will begin. The newly released teaser for the drama gets right into the thick of it by showing us the bomb attack that will take out the entire chain of command above this unfortunate hero...More

[Orion's Ramblings] "Investigation Partners Season 2" Teases the New and the Familiar in Fresh Posters

2019/05/24 | Permalink

The anticipation for "Investigation Partners Season 2", the second season to the surprisingly successful "Investigation Partners", is getting a big boost of excitement with posters teasing its new faces and familiar places. The production is out to get us, and it leaves no one behind...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Yu Jun-sang and Song Yoon-ah Courted as Couple for "Graceful Friends"

2019/05/21 | Permalink

While waiting for Dramaland to give me some happy 40s+ romances without terminal illness or murder, I take what I can get. If what I can get are Yu Jun-sang and Song Yoon-ah together, then I can't really complain. The two actors are positively reviewing their starring role offers for the upcoming mystery drama "Graceful Friends"...More

[Orion's Ramblings] "WATCHER" Holds Script Reading Featuring Han Suk-kyu, Seo Kang-joon, Kim Hyun-joo and More

2019/05/17 | Permalink

OCN's upcoming investigative psychological thriller, "WATCHER" released script reading stills this week, and we get a nice look at the main and supporting cast who will be bringing this story to life for us later this year. "WATCHER" follows three people who join a special anti-corruption police investigation unit after their lives are shattered by dramatic events...More

[Orion's Ramblings] OCN's "Strangers from Hell" Confirms Main Cast Alongside Im Si-wan and Lee Dong-wook

2019/05/17 | Permalink

Sneaky OCN dropped quite the pre-teaser on its social channels yesterday morning, revealing the cast to join Im Si-wan and Lee Dong-wook on the second drama for its 'Dramatic Cinema' project. "Strangers from Hell", also known as "Strangers From Hell", got more news on it dropped shortly after, and we have character descriptions...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Ji Jin-hee Brings His Own Flavor Into "Designated Survivor: 60 Days"

2019/05/10 | Permalink

The first stills for tvN's Korean Drama remake of Kiefer Sutherland's "Designated Survivor" are here, and Ji Jin-hee's hero is feeling the weight of his responsibility, as he tries to keep a country afloat following a terrorist attack in "Designated Survivor: 60 Days"...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Kim Kang-woo and Seo Ye-ji Become a Couple With Secrets for "Recalled"

2019/05/08 | Permalink

Don't you just love it when entertainment brings two actors you like together? The latest to please my Ori-heart is yesterday's announcement about Kim Kang-woo and Seo Ye-ji accepting starring roles in the emotional thriller film "Recalled"...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Production of "Save Me 2" Talks Sequel Differences and Strengths

2019/05/03 | Permalink

With the premiere of OCN's "Save Me 2" just around the corner, it's time to take a look at what we can expect from the drama, especially given the huge shoes it has to fill. "Save Me" was a solid series with fresh themes, and the second season's crew and PD, Lee Kwon, provide media with a few words on its own strengths...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Fully Pre-Produced "Different Dreams" Wraps Up 6-Month Filming

2019/04/30 | Permalink

It has been a long time since upcoming MBC drama "Different Dreams" has kicked off its production, and this long journey is finally bearing fruit. The drama has officially wrapped up filming, and we will get to experience the results in just a few days...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Joo Jin-mo-I, Song Young-kyu, Ko Kyu-pil, and Noh Susanna Return for "Investigation Partners Season 2"

2019/04/23 | Permalink

The three confirmed heroes of "Investigation Partners Season 2", Baek Beom (Jung Jae-young), Eun Sol (Jung Yoo-mi) and Do Ji-han (Oh Man-seok) get more of their old crew back, as actors Joo Jin-mo-I, Song Young-kyu, Ko Kyu-pil, and Noh Susanna have confirmed their appearances in the drama...More

[Orion's Drama News] Onward to New Adventures

2019/04/20 | Permalink

Yours truly has had a great time with these weekly pieces, but my (not) superpowers are needed elsewhere on the site. In my last news roundup, at least for now, I bring you the loss and rediscovery of hope through "Angel's Last Mission: Love". Join me for a divine romance and other drama goodies...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Seo Hyun-jin and Ra Mi-ran Offered Roles in TvN's "Black Dog"

2019/04/19 | Permalink

TvN's latest, the newly announced "Black Dog" is joining the 'educational fever' dance of dramas, and it's not fooling around with the casting. The series is currently courting Seo Hyun-jin and Ra Mi-ran for a story following the concept 'for all of us', looking into the real stories of schools from an intimate perspective...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoon Kyun-sang, Keum Sae-rok, Lee Jun-young and Choi Yu-hwa Join "Class of Lies"

2019/04/18 | Permalink

OCN takes a break from its cops and crooks, as well as the supernatural, in favor of a different type of criminal investigation. "Class of Lies" has confirmed its line-up of Yoon Kyun-sang, Keum Sae-rok, Lee Jun-young and Choi Yu-hwa for this work about a lawyer named Ki Moo-hyeok (Yoon Kyun-sang) who tries to solve a murder case that takes place in one of the country's top 0.1% elite schools...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ji Sung, Lee Se-young and Lee Kyu-hyung Confirm Leading Roles in "Doctor John"

2019/04/17 | Permalink

As saturated as we may be on doctors lately, this cast gives me pause, mainly to admire it and get excited over the potential. Ji Sung, Lee Se-young and Lee Kyu-hyung have accepted their previously offered roles for "Doctor John", a series revolving around doctors of Pain Management...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Save Me 2" Conveys the Essence of Its Leads in Individual Character Posters

2019/04/16 | Permalink

We already know that the main characters of OCN's cult-themed "Save Me 2" have some very strong convictions, but the newly released individual character posters are a solid, stylish showcase of them. The four posters are dark, foreboding, and together they form the pivotal word: 'Save'...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoo In-soo Joins Ong Seong-wu and Kim Hyang-gi for "A Moment at Eighteen"

2019/04/15 | Permalink

The world is a daunting place when one is about to enter the complicated world of adulthood, and jTBC's upcoming drama "A Moment at Eighteen" will tackle those feelings, and portray the related struggles. The series starring Ong Seong-wu and Kim Hyang-gi has been expanding its cast, and actor Yoo In-soo has just joined them...More

[Orion's Drama News] Spiritual Unrest

2019/04/13 | Permalink

Get ready for the heebiest of jeebies, at least if you're as disturbed by the dark side of organized religion, and pseudoreligion, as I am. "Save Me 2" has some intense new goodies, and we have a generally promotion-heavy week for Dramaland...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Different Dreams" Showcases Its Characters in Latest Poster

2019/04/12 | Permalink

As MBC's upcoming commemorative drama, "Different Dreams", gears up for its May 4th premiere, the promotional goodies have started slowly, but surely, popping up. The latest is a stylish 4-person poster showcasing the drama's 30s visuals, but also the troubles and emotions brewing beneath the glamorous surface...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Um Tae-goo Kicks Ass and Takes Names in "Save Me 2" Character Trailer

2019/04/11 | Permalink

After dropping a cult trailer last week, OCN's "Save Me 2" delivers us from evil by means of wrecking the absolute Hell out of its pseudoreligious leader's vile church. Here to do the wrecking is our unhinged hero, who may just be unhinged enough to come out of this battle victorious, even if not necessarily alive...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Han Suk-kyu, Seo Kang-joon and Kim Hyun-joo Join Forces for OCN's "WATCHER"

2019/04/10 | Permalink

OCN's upcoming "WATCHER" has landed its main trio, as actors Han Suk-kyu, Seo Kang-joon and Kim Hyun-joo have confirmed their leading roles in this diverse cast of angsty characters. "WATCHER" follows the story of these three people who join a special anti-corruption police investigation unit following traumatic events...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Seon-ho and Moon Geun-young Pair Up for "Catch the Ghost!"

2019/04/09 | Permalink

I'm sensing a sugar-sweet OTP here, as actors Kim Seon-ho and Moon Geun-young have confirmed their leading roles in tvN's upcoming "Catch the Ghost!", a romantic investigation drama about a 'doer' rookie and a 'thinker' veteran of the subway police force...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] A Chaotic Man Challenges a Chaotic Beast in Main Posters for "Save Me 2"

2019/04/08 | Permalink

It takes outside the box thinking to tackle outside the box problems, and it takes a "madman" to tackle a mad situation. The protagonist of "Save Me 2", Kim  Min-cheol (Um Tae-goo), is about to go against a terrible foe, and his young, troubled life is all that he has to protect him...More

[Orion's Drama News] Love, Justice, Fangirling

2019/04/06 | Permalink

All is not fair in love and war, but the protagonists of this upcoming week's premiering dramas will hopefully find the justice they need with minimum sacrifice. "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo" and "Her Private Life" will be with us shortly. Is your heart prepared? Mine is doing backflips...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Nana Offered "Justice" Role Alongside Choi Jin-hyuk and Son Hyun-joo

2019/04/05 | Permalink

Nana may be moving up in the legal world, going from her detective role in "Kill It" to a prosecutor's role in "Justice". The drama has already confirmed Choi Jin-hyuk and Son Hyun-joo, and is currently in the process of casting the rest of the roles. Nana ("The Swindlers", "The Good Wife") is considering her offered role for the leading woman...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Save Me 2" Introduces Its Cult Leader in Blood-Chilling Trailer

2019/04/04 | Permalink

Well, I'm about ready to run for the hills after the latest 'cult trailer' released today by OCN's "Save Me 2", but the inhabitants of this cult-infested village are sadly not as big on stranger danger. Chun Ho-jin's approachable image becomes a twisted mask of pseudoreligion, and I'm already afraid of him...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Hae-soo and Lee Hee-joon Courted for Drama "Chimera"

2019/04/03 | Permalink

PD Kim Do-hoon ("Medical Top Team", "The Sun and the Moon") is planning his return after a 6-year break, and his upcoming piece, "Chimera", is courting one heck of an exciting duo. Actors Park Hae-soo and Lee Hee-joon are reportedly reviewing their respective casting offers favorably...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Jae-young, Jung Yoo-mi, Oh Man-seok Reunite for "Investigation Partners Season 2"

2019/04/02 | Permalink

"Investigation Partners" is back for another round, with Jung Jae-young, Jung Yoo-mi and Oh Man-seok returing for "Investigation Partners Season 2". The series follows the investigations of a surly, emotionally reserved forensic scientist, and a rookie, passionate prosecutor...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Shin Sung-rok Leads Romantic Comedy "Perfume", Go Joon-hee's Offer Falls Through

2019/04/01 | Permalink

For all its outrageous oddity, it looks like "The Last Empress" did some good for this drama-world, as actor Shin Sung-rok has landed a lead in upcoming romantic comedy drama "Perfume". The series had also been courting Go Joon-hee for the co-leading role, but the actress sadly had to step down...More

[Orion's Drama News] Facing Harsh Realities

2019/03/30 | Permalink

April is nearly at our doorstep, but its first week brings us a more sombre, but important drama premiere. JTBC has been doing well with its social pieces, and I hope that "Beautiful World" will be just as impactful. In other news, we have a nice selection of new promotional goods, including a first look into "The Nokdu Flower" and "Save Me 2"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Her Private Life" Releases Fandom-Loving Character Posters

2019/03/29 | Permalink

Our on-the-clock museum curator and off-the-clock fangirl gets her chance to tell us about the beauty of fandom, as we have new character posters for the main three characters of "Her Private Life". Seong Deok-mi (Park Min-young) has to navigate the perils of holding a prestigious job while also having a largely stigmatized hobby...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Rie Young-zin and Ryu Hyun-kyung Tackle Medicine for "Doctor Detective"

2019/03/28 | Permalink

After recently casting Park Jin-hee, Lee Ki-woo and Bong Tae-gyu, upcoming social drama "Doctor Detective" has added Rie Young-zin and Ryu Hyun-kyung to its cast. "Doctor Detective" is reported as a drama tackling social injustice in a satisfying way...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] OCN's "Possessed" is Coming to Netflix

2019/03/27 | Permalink

The untimely loss of DramaFever has been substantially felt by fans on the other side of the pond, and its absence has hit the availability of OCN dramas significantly. "Possessed" was on its way to becoming another "lost series", to be experienced properly in only a handful of countries, and for others through less than ideal means...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Choi Jin-hyuk and Son Hyun-joo Become Terrible Men for "Justice"

2019/03/26 | Permalink

You can count on Dramaland for some good ol' revenge, and the two protagonists of KBS 2TV's upcoming social thriller, "Justice", are definitely out for blood, but also power and money. The drama has confirmed its leads as Choi Jin-hyuk and Son Hyun-joo, creating a duo to be reckoned with...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Studio Dragon Acquires Production Company of Noh Hee-kyeong, Kim Kyoo-tae and Hong Jong-chan

2019/03/25 | Permalink

CJ ENM's Studio Dragon has become a major player in Dramaland, having produced or co-created dramas such as "Circle", "Secret Forest", "Life on Mars" and, more recently, "Touch Your Heart", "Possessed" and "He Is Psychometric". The ever-present studio is now taking another major step, and has revealed its future plans surrounding it...More

[Orion's Drama News] Banking on Solid Premieres

2019/03/23 | Permalink

Step into the world of everyday woes, as "Laughter in Waikiki 2" brings us the shenanigans of youth this week, followed by the cesspool that is economic corruption in "The Banker". It's a social-heavy week, but we'll need the training for the avalanche of social commentary dramas headed our way in the near future...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Jin-hee, Lee Ki-woo and Bong Tae-gyu Join Social Drama "Doctor Detective"

2019/03/22 | Permalink

"Doctor Detective", which we had last heard of when it was courting Kim Hyun-joo, finally has a premise and a main cast. Actors Park Jin-hee and Bong Tae-gyu reunite after "Return", and Lee Ki-woo joins the party in this series tackling yet another fresh type of occupation and injustice...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ryu Deok-hwan Turns Into a Charismatic Lawyer for "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo"

2019/03/21 | Permalink

Upcoming social satire drama "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo" has been dropping a nice supply of stills and videos, and yesterday was the turn of Ryu Deok-hwan's lonely lawyer to get some of the spotlight. His mysterious character will reportedly be an exciting part of the drama. I know when I'm being prepared for a twist, series. I can smell it. It smells stressful...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jo Jae-yun Becomes a Police Chief for "Save Me 2"

2019/03/20 | Permalink

Jo Jae-yun is back shortly after "SKY Castle", and he brings his recent reality show experience with him. We finally have some basic information on his character for "Save Me 2", which will be a different role to his Jo Wan-tae from the first season, "Save Me"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Yo-won and Choi Gwi-hwa Courted for OCN's "The Running Mates: Human Rights"

2019/03/19 | Permalink

OCN is taking a break from the usual violent crimes, and turns to something more insidious with upcoming drama "The Running Mates: Human Rights". The series is courting Lee Yo-won and Choi Gwi-hwa to lead this story about human rights violations. The cast is very exciting, and it can count me in to keep an eye on it with this premise...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Guest - Drama" Gets a Film Version, Cast Still Unconfirmed

2019/03/18 | Permalink

News exclusives are a cruel, fickle thing. A Korean news portal reported yesterday that Kim Dong-wook, Kim Jae-wook and Jung Eun-chae would reunite for a "The Guest - Drama" film, along with director Kim Hong-seon-I at the helm. While reality comes to dash the joy of the casting confirmations, there is hope to be found for "The Guest - 2019"...More

[Orion's Drama News] Crimes and Family Times

2019/03/16 | Permalink

We're back to stressing over fresh premieres assaulting our watchlist, as this week brings us the start, and goodies, of "Doctor Prisoner", "Kill It", "Confession - Drama" and "Mother of Mine". We have plenty more from shows further down the road, as well as some really fun casting news...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Kill It" Introduces Foreign Characters

2019/03/14 | Permalink

We've had all manner of casting news about OCN's upcoming "Kill It", the 'killer action' drama about a veterinarian hitman with a hidden past and a detective chasing a serial killer, and it looks like Dramaland is about to deliver another helping of non-Korean characters. Can the usual cringe be turned into a win...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kang Ji-hwan and Kyung Soo-jin Offered Time-Slip Drama "Joseon Survival"

2019/03/13 | Permalink

TV Chosun is bringing the time traveling theme back for a spin, and it's currently courting Kang Ji-hwan and Kyung Soo-jin for leading roles. "Joseon Survival" depicts the strong friendship between Jeong-rok, a courier and former national archery athlete, and Im Kkeok-jeong of the Joseon dynasty...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Um Tae-goo, Chun Ho-jin, Esom, and Kim Young-min Join "Save Me 2"

2019/03/12 | Permalink

OCN's "Save Me 2" keeps the faith alive, as the Dramagods have brought the previously teased main cast together, and more. Um Tae-goo, Chun Ho-jin and Esom have confirmed their roles, and they are also joined by Kim Young-min in a very interesting character. The news also comes with some changes in previously released character descriptions...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Dong-wook is Here to Clean House as "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo"

2019/03/11 | Permalink

We finally have the first stills from MBC's upcoming "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo", as we get to meet Jo "Palm Blast" Jin-gap (Kim Dong-wook) himself. The hero with a temper will be aiming it at workplace injustice, a very timely topic that could use some dedicated social satire dramas...More

[Orion's Drama News] Trust No One

2019/03/09 | Permalink

If you don't have enough stress in your life, "Confession - Drama" is here to help, and petty me is going to share some of its latest, anxiety-inducing goodies with you. The series is getting me all worked up, in a good way, and I already know I'm going to need those snacks and a clench-pillow when it's out. I have a giant teddy bear and I'm not afraid to use it...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] From Bad Guy to Cute Guy, Kim Sang-joong Becomes "The Banker" in First Teaser and Poster

2019/03/08 | Permalink

MBC's upcoming financial investigation drama, "The Banker", is gearing up for main promotions, and aside from a dark and moody character poster, we get an incredibly cheeky and cute first teaser. Goo-tak of "Bad Guys" is out, Dae-ho of "The Banker" is in, and you'd be a fool to mess with either...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Reconstructing the Truth in Main Poster for "Confession - Drama"

2019/03/07 | Permalink

"Confession - Drama" draws nearer, and we've been getting a steady supply of investigative intrigue and star power through its promotional goodies. The series has now released its main poster featuring Lee Junho and Yoo Jae-myung, along with a short description of its concept...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] IU and Yeo Jin-goo Assume Their Positions in the Ghostly "Hotel Del Luna"

2019/03/06 | Permalink

The Hong sisters' next tvN drama, "Hotel Del Luna", has been courting its leads for a while, but the two are finally on board, and we have an approximate release date. IU is leading as the ghostly hotel's ill-tempered, cursed owner, and Yeo Jin-goo leads as the elite hotelier placed in charge of it...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Kingdom - Season 2" Unveils Ominous First Stills

2019/03/05 | Permalink

While we're still a long ways away from feasting on the second season of the zombie sageuk deliciousness called "Kingdom", the production of "Kingdom - Season 2" is kind enough to whet our appetite with a little photographic reminder of what is going on where we left off, and where we might be headed...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Sang-joong is a Hero on the Go in First Stills for "The Banker"

2019/03/04 | Permalink

MBC's upcoming drama "The Banker" has released some fun stills of Kim Sang-joong as its heroic protagonist, a man we are collectively not worthy of, but in dire need of. This gentleman of integrity is here to make things right, and he's doing it in style...More

[Orion's Drama News] Fighting for the Painful Truth

2019/03/02 | Permalink

The new season is upon us, and while we wait for some romantic works to brew, I take a look at something more grounded in the often cruel reality. Today I share the first material out for "Beautiful World", and plenty more goodies from upcoming dramas, including some delicious casting news and possibilities...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lim Soo-jung, Jang Ki-yong, Lee Da-hee and Jeon Hye-jin-II Confirm "Search: WWW"

2019/03/01 | Permalink

TvN's upcoming "Search: WWW", a drama about modern women choosing to focus on work over becoming wives or mothers, has landed four impressive names for its cast. Following Lim Soo-jung's confirmation, Jang Ki-yong, Lee Da-hee and Jeon Hye-jin-II join the party...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Han Suk-kyu Courted for OCN's "WATCHER"

2019/02/28 | Permalink

This week is really out to destroy me with its casting news, and Han Suk-kyu's possible upcoming return to Dramaland after "Dr. Romantic" is no exception to this sweet torture. The actor has been offered a role in OCN's "WATCHER", which would mark his first foray into cable dramas...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Sun-kyun and Jung Ryeo-won Offered Leads in "Diary of a Prosecutor"

2019/02/27 | Permalink

The Dramagods... They listen... Or at least I hope that they do, because I need Lee Sun-kyun and Jung Ryeo-won to grace us with their presence in jTBC's upcoming legal slice-of-life drama, "Diary of a Prosecutor". The story sounds very "Miss Hammurabi"-ish, and that frankly sounds lovely...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Joon-hyuk Cast as Ji Jin-hee's Rival in "Designated Survivor: 60 Days"

2019/02/26 | Permalink

TvN's "Designated Survivor: 60 Days" is on a casting roll, and after finding his trusty political companion in Heo Joon-ho, Ji Jin-hee's Park Moo-jin finds his political rival in Lee Joon-hyuk. The actor has officially confirmed his participation in the drama, and he will be a charismatic rival giving the people exactly what they want, sounding too good to be true...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] The Devil Resurfaces in "Kill It" Character Posters

2019/02/25 | Permalink

OCN's 'signature killer action' drama, "Kill It", continues to kill it with its promotional goodies, having found its home in stylish black, fuchsia, blues and purples. Sleek and futuristic, the posters have more to hide when one looks at the taglines, as the infamous Devil character of "Kill It" makes their return...More

[Orion's Drama News] Raining Stars Again

2019/02/23 | Permalink

It feels like we've cruised right through February, but its penultimate week packs quite a punch in terms of drama news. Casting news are generous once more, and we have promotional goodies dropping by the figurative truck-of-doom-load. Guard your to-watch list, all ye who enter here...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lim Soo-jung Confirms Starring Role in TvN's "Search: WWW"

2019/02/22 | Permalink

Upcoming tvN drama "Search: WWW" has officially landed its lead, as actor Lim Soo-jung makes her return to Dramaland following her work 2017's "Chicago Typewriter". "Search: WWW" is a fantasy drama about modern women who choose their careers over becoming wives or mothers...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Possessed" Teases Killer Beyond the Veil in 2-Minute Preview

2019/02/21 | Permalink

OCN's "Possessed" brings us crime-style meet-cutes and impossible killers this March, and we get to be teased by two whole minutes of it. The drama follows a psychic and a detective who have to tackle cases committed by the supernatural...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Doctor Prisoner" Releases Stills and Character Information

2019/02/20 | Permalink

"Doctor Prisoner" is getting ready to shake the ward with star-studded stills and some more character information on our key players. The upcoming KBS 2TV drama is described as a prison and medical suspense piece about the life and death battle of a genius doctor who becomes a medical director at a prison after being ousted from his hospital...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kang Ha-neul and Gong Hyo-jin Courted for "When the Camellia Blooms"

2019/02/19 | Permalink

Kang Ha-neul may still be in military service, but his work offers are coming in, and so is news about his potential future picks. After the actor was falsely reported as confirmed to co-lead "When the Camellia Blooms" alongside Gong Hyo-jin, his agency has clarified that it is only one of the offers received for review...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yeo Jin-goo Courted Alongside IU for "Hotel Del Luna"

2019/02/18 | Permalink

The news gave, and the news hath taken away, as it has been falsely reported that Yeo Jin-goo and IU have confirmed their roles for the Hong sisters' upcoming "Hotel Del Luna". There is a silver lining here, however, since Yeo Jin-goo's agency has stated that the actor has received the offer, and is currently reviewing it...More

[Orion's Drama News] Desperate Measures

2019/02/16 | Permalink

After another busy drama week, things quiet down in terms of premieres, and we get to take a step back and enjoy an abundance of promotional delicacies for upcoming dramas. It's also time for more dangerous loves and impossible makeovers, as next weekend marks the premiere of "Love in Sadness"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Heo Joon-ho Joins Ji Jin-hee in "Designated Survivor: 60 Days"

2019/02/15 | Permalink

Actor Heo Joon-ho has joined upcoming tvN drama "Designated Survivor: 60 Days" alongside Ji Jin-hee. The drama, which is a remake of the ABC/Netflix series of the same title, is about the Minister of Environment finding himself in charge of the country for 60 days, following an attack that causes the demise of everyone higher up the chain of command...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Kyung-ho, Park Sung-woong, Lee Seol and Lee El Confirmed for "When the Devil Calls Your Name"

2019/02/14 | Permalink

It is a good day in Dramaland when such news pops up, and my excitement for "When the Devil Calls Your Name" is now getting more solid footing with these casting confirmations. The upcoming fantasy human melodrama is about a star composer whose soul contract with the Devil is about to expire...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Bo-ra and One Join "Her Private Life"

2019/02/13 | Permalink

It's a big world out there, but the world of Dramaland is surprisingly small. The world of tvN's "Her Private Life" gets much smaller, as actors Kim Bo-ra and One have been added to the list of roles who will be too close to our heroine's titular private life for comfort...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Esom, Um Tae-goo and Chun Ho-jin Offered Main Roles in OCN's "Save Me 2"

2019/02/12 | Permalink

In the words of "Save Me" antagonist Kang Eun-sil (Park Ji-young), "Our wishes will be fulfilled. I believe it". OCN's upcoming sequel/spin-off of the drama, "Save Me 2", is eying Esom, Um Tae-goo and Chun Ho-jin for the roles of its new leads, and all three actors are currently reviewing their offers...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Actor Song Geon-hee Follows Up "SKY Castle" With Netflix's "Love Alarm"

2019/02/11 | Permalink

Actor Song Geon-hee of recent "SKY Castle" fame has joined the cast of "Love Alarm", Netflix's upcoming original about an app by an unknown developer that lets the user know when someone who likes them is within a 10-meter radius, and about the people who still want to know the true feelings of themselves and others despite it...More

[Orion's Drama News] Winter Thrills

2019/02/09 | Permalink

If you are in the colder parts of the Northern hemisphere along with me, you probably need some warmth during this season. Worry not, as this upcoming week in Dramaland has action, romance, and all other manner of goodies to get your blood pumping and your drama list plumping...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Confession - Drama" Releases First Teaser and Script Reading Stills

2019/02/08 | Permalink

Following script reading stills and updated cast information released earlier this month, "Confession - Drama" has now dropped its first teaser, giving us a little glimpse of its star power along with the rundown on its story's pivotal law...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Doctor Prisoner" Holds First Script Reading

2019/02/07 | Permalink

Promotions for KBS 2TV's upcoming "Doctor Prisoner" are finally kicking off, and we have stills from the first script reading. "Doctor Prisoner" is a hybrid prison x medical suspense drama about an ace surgeon, who was ousted from a large hospital, becoming the chief medical officer of a prison and engaging in a battle of life and death...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Fiery Priest" Releases Colorful and Comedic Character Posters

2019/02/06 | Permalink

"The Fiery Priest" has been piling on the goods lately, and the latest addition to its sleek promotional campaign is its character posters, and the oddball characters in them. From its titular hero to its creepy villain, this is the weirdest bunch, and I'm loving it...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Kyu-hyung Potentially Completes Love Triangle for "Her Private Life"

2019/02/05 | Permalink

In what will be amazing news if and when confirmed by the actor's side, Lee Kyu-hyung might be joining Park Min-young and Kim Jae-wook in "Her Private Life", and as a fellow lead, no less! The three will reportedly be in a love triangle, so get those hearts ready to be broken either way...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Bo-ra and Lee Jong-won-I Lead Webdrama "Ghostderella"

2019/02/04 | Permalink

The age of ghostly love is not over yet in Dramaland, and we have a new addition in the form of "Ghostderella", a webdrama produced by Lifetime for its YouTube channel, and set to air this month. The ghost-themed romance stars Kim Bo-ra fresh off "SKY Castle", and Lee Jong-won-I...More

[Orion's Drama News] The Bright Road Ahead

2019/02/02 | Permalink

Another premiere-heavy week is coming our way, with 5 dramas starting that cover different genres, and even formats. We also have new drama announcements, goodies, and casting tidbits, including OCN's newly released 2019 lineup and a bunch of promotional goods from "The Fiery Priest"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] OCN Announces Story-Focused 2019 Drama Lineup

2019/02/01 | Permalink

OCN has been busy with its upcoming drama lineup, and we get a sneak peek at the results we are about to experience within this year. The channel mentions works we already know about, with one changing its title and premise, but we also have a new drama addition...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Hyun-joo Courted for Social Justice Drama "Doctor Detective"

2019/01/31 | Permalink

It has been a while since KBS's "Miracle That We Met", and Kim Hyun-joo might be making her return to Dramaland this summer. The actor has received an offer for SBS's upcoming social justice drama, "Doctor Detective", which aims to passionately tackle social unfairness...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Banker" Reveals More of Extended Cast in Script Reading Photos

2019/01/30 | Permalink

MBC's upcoming drama "The Banker" is the gift that keeps on giving, and we have even more additions to its massive cast of veterans, rookies, and everyone in-between. The series held its script reading in early December, and now the production has released photos from the event...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Hae-in and Han Ji-min Confirm Noona Romance Drama "One Spring Night"

2019/01/29 | Permalink

It takes some luck to become Son Ye-jin's leading man, and it takes some true Dramaland blessing to then move on to accompanying Han Ji-min. We have a case of noona out-noona in, as Jung Hae-in and Han Ji-min take on the leading roles in "One Spring Night"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Im Si-wan Confirms Starring Role in OCN's "Strangers from Hell"

2019/01/28 | Permalink

I love swift confirmations, and Im Si-wan brings us one before his imminent discharge from military service. The actor has accepted the offer for the leading role in OCN's "Strangers from Hell", the drama adaptation of a popular webtoon, and the second entry to OCN's 'Dramatic Cinema' project after "Trap - Drama"...More

[Orion's Drama News] Material Obsessions

2019/01/26 | Permalink

The drama watchlist panic is setting in, as there's so much currently being released, or soon to come. Today I take a look at "The Item", which I am anticipating too fervently for my drama-health, and I bring you the usual goodies, casting bits and other fine pieces of upcoming dramaness...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo" Holds Script Reading

2019/01/25 | Permalink

Kim Dong-wook will be arriving as the justice-serving "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo" this spring, and he brings quite the cast with him. We can see some of the main and supporting actors in recently released stills from the drama's script reading, and I look forward to seeing this great ensemble's magic...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Im Si-wan Courted for Webtoon-Based OCN Drama "Strangers from Hell"

2019/01/24 | Permalink

Im Si-wan will be back with us shortly, and the actor is already getting offers for projects. One such offer comes for OCN's upcoming drama "Strangers from Hell", which is based on a popular thriller webtoon of the same title by writer Kim Yong-gi...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Trap - Drama" Releases Dramatic Character Posters

2019/01/23 | Permalink

After attacking the senses with some dramatic teasers and posters, "Trap - Drama" takes a step back to look at the essence of its characters through these latest additions to its promotional campaign. The released character posters keep things to a bare minimum, teasing our protagonists' main motivations...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Banker" Gathers Powerhouse Supporting Cast

2019/01/22 | Permalink

"The Banker" has somehow managed to sneak a preview video in, and its casting game is aggressively impressive. Joining Kim Sang-joong, Chae Shi-ra and Yoo Dong-geun are Kim Tae-woo, Ahn Nae-sang, Seo Yi-sook, Kim Kyu-chul and Kim Young-pil. If there was ever a cast full of veteran glory...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Jae-wook Offered Lead in "Her Private Life" Alongside Park Min-young

2019/01/21 | Permalink

Fans rejoice, for Kim Jae-wook might finally be getting that leading role in a rom-com we've all been chanting to the Drama Heavens in unison. The actor has been offered a leading role in tvN's upcoming "Her Private Life", where he will join Park Min-young, should she also accept her role offer...More

[Orion's Drama News] Awkward Proposals

2019/01/19 | Permalink

New upcoming dramas are being announced or given details left and right, and we have several additions this week. Before getting to that, I take a look at the new goodies from upcoming "camouflage romance" drama "Touch Your Heart", which is definitely out to get us with its OTP...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Meet the Faces of Justice in Character Posters for "Legal High"

2019/01/18 | Permalink

"Legal High" has released two character posters for Jin Goo and Seo Eun-soo, summarizing the essence our two leads of the law start off with. The two lawyers are like night and day in ethics and principles, but they will hopefully grow, and justice will prevail...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Item" Releases Cryptic Posters and Thrilling Character Teasers

2019/01/17 | Permalink

I've been blessed with "The Item" goodies again, and I must share this bliss with you. The series has released two teaser posters featuring mysterious symbols that will surely play a big role in the story, as well as two character teaser videos for Jin Se-yeon's crininal profiler and Kim Kang-woo's villain. February 11th can't come soon enough...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Hyuk-kwon and Min Sung-wook Join "The Nokdu Flower"

2019/01/16 | Permalink

After confirming Cho Jung-seok, Han Ye-ri and Yoon Si-yoon, upcoming historical drama "The Nokdu Flower" has added Park Hyuk-kwon and Min Sung-wook to its cast. The two actors play important characters on the sides of the ruling faction, and the peasant movement...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] An Unwelcome Crowd Gathers in "Possessed" Main Posters

2019/01/15 | Permalink

Something sinister lingers in these three new posters for OCN's upcoming 'soul-tracking thriller', "Possessed". The posters show us a duo that's shaping up to be quite the adorable hilarity, but the two don't seem to be alone in this horror-friendly elevator...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] IU Courted for Hong Sisters' Drama "Hotel Del Luna"

2019/01/14 | Permalink

The previously unnamed drama to be written by the Hong Sisters (Hong Jeong-eun, Hong Mi-ran) and helmed by PD Oh Choong-hwan ("While You Were Sleeping - 2017", "Doctors") is still courting IU for the lead, and we have some new information on the production. Following falsely reported casting confirmation news, tvN has clarified the drama's status...More

[Orion's Drama News] Heavy-Handed Justice

2019/01/12 | Permalink

The Dramaland choo choo is just blasting through goodies this week, as we have a ton of new promotional bits for shows airing soon, as well as some exciting casting news and fresh dramas on the horizon. We also get to meet the feisty lawyers of "Legal High" in brand new images and video...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Se-young, Ryu Deok-hwan and Kim Kyung-nam-II Join "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo"

2019/01/11 | Permalink

"Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo" has been casting hard these last few days, and its confirmed additions so far are Park Se-young, Ryu Deok-hwan, and Kim Kyung-nam-II. The drama is about the titular former judo champion and PE teacher trying to live quietly as a labor inspector, but coming across, and eventually fighting the injustice he witnesses at his job...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoon Kye-sang and Ha Ji-won Courted for Drama by "Sorry, I Love You" Creators

2019/01/11 | Permalink

Actors Yoon Kye-sang and Ha Ji-won are currently considering roles in "Chocolate", an upcoming drama marking the reunion of writer Lee Kyeong-hee ("Uncontrollably Fond", "Very Good Times") and PD Lee Hyeong-min ("Miracle That We Met", "Strong Woman Do Bong-soon") following their collaboration in "Sorry, I Love You"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Romance is a Bonus Book" Releases Sweet Couple Stills

2019/01/10 | Permalink

After dropping a lovely couple poster, "Romance is a Bonus Book" delivers some sweet stills of Lee Na-young and Lee Jong-suk as Kang Dan-yi and Cha Eun-ho. Their on-screen couple look loving and comfortable, and I look forward to seeing the acting chemistry between these two...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Meet the Long Throw of the Law in First Teaser for "Legal High"

2019/01/10 | Permalink

We get our first look at the leads of "Legal High" in action, as the series has released its first teaser featuring Jin Goo and Seo Eun-soo. The two portray lawyers with very different work ethics, namely one without any, and one who values the concept greatly...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Danger Approaches in New Posters for OCN's "Trap - Drama"

2019/01/09 | Permalink

The hunt is on, and these new posters portray danger closing in on Lee Seo-jin and Sung Dong-il's characters in "Trap - Drama". The two play an anchorman caught in 'the cruelest trap', as the show's full title states, and a veteran detective on the case...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Junho and Yoo Jae-myung Confirm tvN's "Confession - Drama"

2019/01/09 | Permalink

In very exciting news, actors Lee Junho and Yoo Jae-myung have confirmed their appearance in tvN's "Confession - Drama", a story about looking for the truth hidden behind the boundaries of the 'double jeopardy' law. Double jeopardy refers to the principle where one cannot be tried for the same crime twice following either a conviction or an acquittal...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Item" Releases Stills of Ju Ji-hoon, Jin Se-yeon and Kim Kang-woo

2019/01/08 | Permalink

After the cool second teaser for "The Item", my itch for new content is met with some new stills for the protagonists and the antagonist of the drama. The production has released stills of Ju Ji-hoon, Jin Se-yeon and Kim Kang-woo in the three pivotal roles surrounding these supernatural objects...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Go Joon-Hee Takes the Wheel in "Possessed" Character Teaser

2019/01/08 | Permalink

We all know detectives are more often useless than they are capable in Dramaland, but Song Sae-byeok's Kang Pil-seong is engaged in an unfair battle in OCN's "Possessed". Enter Go Joon-hee's psychic, Hong Seo-jeong, who is here to take charge and help the poor soul. The two will be fighting an evil that commits crimes while possessing humans...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jang Ki-yong and Nana Lead OCN's "Kill It" as Killer and Detective

2019/01/07 | Permalink

OCN's "Kill It" has its leads, so open your peepers and take in the beauty that is Jang Ki-yong and Nana as its killer and detective duo. "Kill It" is a chase melodrama about a man who has to kill in order to find his family, and a woman who has to catch him in order to unravel the mystery behind her lover's death...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Cho Jung-seok, Han Ye-ri, Yoon Si-yoon Confirm Historical Drama "The Nokdu Flower"

2019/01/07 | Permalink

SBS's upcoming sageuk formerly known by the working title "Ugeumchi" is now called "The Nokdu Flower", and it has confirmed Cho Jung-seok, Han Ye-ri and Yoon Si-yoon as its leads. The series tells the story of two half-brothers fighting on opposite sides during the Donghak Peasant Movement...More

[Orion's Drama News] In With the New

2019/01/05 | Permalink

As we put 2018 behind us and welcome 2019, it's time to look to the future for new and exciting things. Dramaland's new year promotional rush is upon us, and we have goodies for days. So sit back, relax, and join me for some good ol' hype...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Spring Turns to Spring" Releases "1-Person Poster" for Lee Yu-ri and Uhm Ji-won

2019/01/04 | Permalink

"Spring Turns to Spring" goes for a 2-in-1 feature of its two body-swapping protagonists. Lee Yu-ri and Uhm Ji-won star as very different women who one day find themselves leading completely different lives as the other person, and these latest posters tease that switch...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Legal High" Shares Photos of First Script Reading

2019/01/04 | Permalink

Upcoming remake drama "Legal High" has released images from its first script reading, along with more character information. The reading was held last month, and attending were PD Kim Jeong-hyeon-I, writer Park Seong-jin-I, actors Jin Goo, Seo Eun-soo, Yoon Park, Chae Jung-an, Jung Sang-hoon, Lee Soon-jae, Kim Byung-ok, Kim Ho-jung, Jang Yoo-sang and more...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Dong-wook Fights for the Have Nots as "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo"

2019/01/03 | Permalink

In what is surely a conspiracy against my fragile emotions, "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo" has cast Kim Dong-wook as the titular inspector with a strong sense of justice and a very short fuse. In addition to this casting news, and my raging love for it, we have more character information on this hero for the "have nots"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Romance is a Bonus Book" Releases First Stills of Lee Jong-suk

2019/01/03 | Permalink

After introducing us to our heroine played by Lee Na-young, "Romance is a Bonus Book" delivers the first stills for our hero, Lee Jong-suk's 'literary idol', star writer Cha Eun-ho. From book signing events to university lectures, Eun-ho is one busy genius with a clearly popular public persona...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Seo-jin Announces Tragedy in Character Teaser for "Trap - Drama"

2019/01/02 | Permalink

"Trap - Drama" brings injury, and then insult to injury, as protagonist Kang Woo-hyeon (Lee Seo-jin) has to suffer loss and entrapment on top of it. The latest character teaser by the series starts with the saddest news story of all time, where the victim doesn't know it's his own...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Kingdom" Brings a Different King of Uprising in Second Official Trailer

2019/01/02 | Permalink

My excitement for "Kingdom" seems to follow the increasing number of corpses and walking corpses in it, and this latest trailer spares no shuffling expenses. Whatever this illness is, it takes no hostages, and it definitely doesn't need a terrible politician making it worse...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 31-32 Final

2019/01/02 | Permalink

It's time to set things right for a better future, but "Feel Good To Die" saves one last twist for us. It's definitely an unexpected one I would usually not welcome at all, but this series has managed to get through everything else with dignity, and it does not disappoint this time either. Jin-sang, Roo-da, and their merry crew won't have an easy road ahead, but they will have good company on it...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment" Releases Comic Style Poster

2019/01/01 | Permalink

The upcoming sequel season to "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho" is certainly making an impact with its promotional material up to date, and although its teasers have been getting increasingly dark, this poster is here for a little splash of color...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Possessed" Gets Spoopy in First Teaser

2019/01/01 | Permalink

Prepare for chills, thrills, and probably some good laughs from OCN's upcoming drama "Possessed", which has released its first teaser. Song Sae-byeok's Kang Pil-seong faces the horrors of the dark, and gets something a bit different than expected...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] A Big Brother's Feelings Go Unheard in Character Posters for "Liver or Die"

2018/12/31 | Permalink

Nothing is stronger than family love, but family hate comes very close to it. "Liver or Die" may have gone through a bit of an odd international title change, but the previously titular hero is still facing the same old problems with a family that just doesn't connect with him...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] The Supernatural Turns Personal in Teaser Video and Posters for "The Item"

2018/12/31 | Permalink

"The Item" is really kicking it up a notch with its second teaser, as it goes all out with the items, and what we can expect from them. We also get to see the very personal motivation of protagonist Kang Gon (Ju Ji-hoon) to catch the culprit, Kim Kang-woo's terrible Jo Se-hwang...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 29-30

2018/12/30 | Permalink

Even the most inspiring leaders can find it hard to convince a crowd when it comes to something they fear, and Jin-sang has not always been an inspiring leader in "Feel Good To Die". The man is trying his best to bring about change, and to help Roo-da remember, but some things can't be rushed, and some people can't be changed, as evident with In-han. Still, Jin-sang's efforts bear fruit, as Roo-da's fragmented flashbacks yield results...More

[Orion's Drama News] Out With the Old

2018/12/29 | Permalink

This is the last weekend piece of the year, and as we dive straight into a hopefully peaceful and happy 2019, I give you some of the last minute bits and pieces that Dramaland has to offer. We have casting and promotional goodies, and I have finally started "Memories of the Alhambra", because miracles do happen...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jo Wan-ki Joins "Possessed" as Playboy Fortune Teller

2018/12/28 | Permalink

We know that Go Joon-hee's Hong Seo-jeong is the real psychic deal in OCN's upcoming exorcism-themed drama "Possessed", but actor Jo Wan-ki is here to cover the other side of this superpowered coin, meaning the side that just doesn't have them...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] The Have Nots Fight the Haves in New Drama "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo"

2018/12/28 | Permalink

MBC and writer Kim Ban-di of "Angry Mom" are collaborating once more, and social commentary continues to be their jam. Joined by PD Park Won-gook ("Ruler: Master of the Mask", "Working Mother, Babysitter Father"), they will be taking the fight for justice to the workplace with "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo"...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 27-28

2018/12/28 | Permalink

Jin-sang's joy over Roo-da's newfound not-deadness is understandably hard to contain, but this causes some issues in the workplace, especially when he has to find ways to reenact certain situations that he would rather not have to repeat. With a mission to bring Roo-da up to speed with what has happened being Jin-sang's latest project, can he spark that same change in people that Roo-da tried so hard to accomplish...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Spring Turns to Spring" Releases Stills of Lee Yu-ri and Uhm Ji-won

2018/12/27 | Permalink

"Spring Turns to Spring" brings us stills fresher than spring, as acting heavyweights Lee Yu-ri and Uhm Ji-won are here to grace our screens through some stills, and have us look forward to some fine acting in this woman-centric body swap drama...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Netflix's "Kingdom" Releases Grabby Character Posters

2018/12/27 | Permalink

Netflix's zombie sageuk, "Kingdom", has released individual character posters for its main and supporting cast, and the undead menace that surrounds these characters, ready to strike. The news attached also gives us some basic information on the alliances we can expect...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Romance is a Bonus Book" Releases Teaser Posters

2018/12/26 | Permalink

Lee Na-young and Lee Jong-suk are living the book life in newly released teaser posters for upcoming tvN drama "Romance is a Bonus Book". The series follows the romance of a genius writer and editor, and a famous copywriter who fakes her credentials in order to find a lower level job...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Vagabond" Confirms Release Date, Reveals Stills of Lee Seung-gi and Bae Suzy

2018/12/26 | Permalink

We finally get our first look at Lee Seung-gi and Bae Suzy's "Vagabond", and we even get a release date to sweeten the deal. The series is the next project by the trio of PD Yoo In-sik, and writers Jeong Kyeong-soon-I and Jang Yeong-cheol, who worked together on "Giant", "Salaryman" and "Incarnation of Money"...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 25-26

2018/12/26 | Permalink

The empty space left by Roo-da in "Feel Good To Die" hits everyone hard, and everyone reacts to it differently. At the end of the day, however, it is Roo-da's life that affected these people the most, and changed how they treat themselves and others. Jin-sang takes a considerable blow, given the burden he has to try and change his savior's fate. We know where it all started, and where it can all end...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] The Good, The Bad, The Shameless of "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment"

2018/12/25 | Permalink

"Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment" has been breezing through its promotion nice and steady, and we have new stills from Lee Min-ji's Good, Go Hyun-jung's Bad, and Park Shin-yang's Shameless. The man of the hour is back, and he still has no fear...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Crowned Clown" Puts on Its Winter Best for New Poster

2018/12/25 | Permalink

There is always time for love in Korean dramas, and that includes sageuk royalty. "The Crowned Clown" has released a sweet poster featuring Yeo Jin-goo and Lee Se-young as the clown-in-king's-clothing, and the queen...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Touch Your Heart" Shares Holiday Mood in First Teaser and Poster

2018/12/24 | Permalink

If all you want for Christmas is another helping of this "Goblin" pair, "Touch Your Heart" grants your wish. The series has released a short, but lovable teaser, along with a simple, sweet poster of its leads, portrayed by Lee Dong-wook and Yoo In-na...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim So-hyun and Her Merry Men Confirm Netflix's "Love Alarm"

2018/12/24 | Permalink

One of the many Korean drama Netflix exclusives, "Love Alarm", has been chugging along in production, and we have confirmations for the heroine, and all the men after her heart. Kim So-hyun will be taking the lead, joined by Song Kang, Jung Ga-ram, and Shin Seung-ho...More

[Orion's Drama News] Royally Entertained

2018/12/22 | Permalink

Award shows are plentiful as we inch closer to the new year, but the Dramaland news machine always finds a way to chug along. This week I have a surprisingly diverse group of goodies for "The Crowned Clown", along with exciting stuff coming in 2019, and beyond...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] JTBC to Remake US Series "Younger"

2018/12/21 | Permalink

JTBC is going after those US remakes hard, and its continued love for women-centric stories makes yours truly a happy puppy. Next up on the remake slate is TV Land series "Younger", the story of a divorced woman in her 40s trying to re-enter the job market by pretending to be in her 20...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Yu-mi and Lee Kyoung-mi Join Forces for Netflix's "The School Nurse Files"

2018/12/21 | Permalink

Netflix is cruising through drama productions lately, and its latest sounds like a story after my own heart. The global platform will be producing "The School Nurse Files", a drama adaptation of a novel by the same name about a school nurse with a side-job of exorcism...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Romance is a Bonus Book" Releases First Stills of Lee Na-young

2018/12/20 | Permalink

"Romance is a Bonus Book" gives us a first look at its in-drama content, and we're finally meeting heroine Kang Dan-yi, portrayed by Lee Na-young. This marks a comeback for the actor following a lengthy drama hiatus, so it's going to be an interesting reacquaintance for her...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Liver or Die" Introduces Mess of a Family in First Teaser

2018/12/20 | Permalink

Get ready for the blood-bound chaos that is the Lee family in upcoming KBS 2TV drama "Liver or Die". The series has released its first teaser, and we get to see just what kind of a mess the titular, poor Poong-sang has to deal with...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Netflix's "Kingdom" Releases Official Trailer and Heap of New Stills

2018/12/19 | Permalink

Netflix's upcoming blockbuster zombie sageuk, "Kingdom", has been promoting pretty steadily, and we've got plenty of new stills. The series has also released its official trailer, which gives us a better look at the undead menace, and the three characters facing it...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Hye-ja and Han Ji-min's "The Light in Your Eyes" Holds Script Reading

2018/12/19 | Permalink

"The Light in Your Eyes" is living up to its name with its cast and creators, and yours truly was surprised to see the names of the latter. The drama is being brought to us by PD Kim Seok-yoon, and writers Kim Su-jin and Lee Nam-gyoo, who have worked together on several projects between them, including "Awl" and "My Wife Is Having an Affair"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Possessed" Launches Promotion With Script Reading Stills

2018/12/18 | Permalink

OCN's upcoming 'soul-tracking thriller', "Possessed", has managed to sneak Yeon Jung-hoon's confirmation right past me, but he's here, and ready to rock the channel once more, this time as a villain. He joins Song Sae-byeok and Go Joon-hee in this ever so popular genre of Korean drama as of late...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Crowned Clown" Releases Dramatic Character Posters

2018/12/18 | Permalink

"The Crowned Clown" is going all out with the visuals once more, as the drama has released some beautiful character posters for Yeo Jin-goo's double role as a clown and a king, Lee Se-young's queen, and Kim Sang-kyung's Chief Royal Secretary; a pivotal role in the switch of the identical men...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Hee-soon, Choo Ja-hyun, Oh Man-seok and Cho Yeo-jeong Cast in Drama "Beautiful World"

2018/12/17 | Permalink

JTBC is on a roll with "SKY Castle", and its follow-up aims to follow suit. "Beautiful World" has cast Park Hee-soon, Choo Ja-hyun, Oh Man-seok and Cho Yeo-jeong as rival parental pairs in a case of school violence. Writing this is Kim Jee-woo and she is once again joined by PD Park Chan-hong, following their collaboration in works such as "Memory", "Shark" and "Devil"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na and Others Attend "Touch Your Heart" Script Reading

2018/12/17 | Permalink

"Touch Your Heart" is here to touch our hearts, as the series has released script reading stills featuring its lovely cast ensemble. The drama is a 'camouflage work romance' between a top lawyer and his secretary, who is a hallyu actress in disguise. It will be following "Encounter" on tvN in January, so get them hearts ready...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 23-24

2018/12/16 | Permalink

The imminent disaster I was afraid of in "Feel Good To Die" comes a bit too soon for my heart, but in a series about a time loop, a lot is negotiable. The question is, what will we be left with at the end? MW Chicken's power games reach a culmination that has been a long time coming, and a rocky road leads Joon-ho to some correct decisions, but the damage against Jin-sang has been done, and something far more dire follows...More

[Orion's Drama News] When the Casting Director Calls Your Name

2018/12/15 | Permalink

The casting deities are restless, and many upcoming dramas are really going all out on their leads and supporting folks alike. I'm eager to see some of these works, so pray to said deities that 2019 doesn't let us down...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 21-22

2018/12/15 | Permalink

The harsh realities of Jin-sang's past behavior, and of his emotions for Roo-da start hitting him pretty hard, but company matters and a new enemy are getting in the way of these things developing more adequately. With only a few episodes left to go, it feels like a disaster is imminent, but the time loop's origins have to be tackled at some point, and Jin-sang has to face the person behind them...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jang Ki-yong Might Join Lim Soo-jung for "Search: WWW"

2018/12/14 | Permalink

Jang Ki-yong is becoming quite the sought-after name following his quite successful year, and he has another role offer to add alongside the previously reported on OCN drama "Blue Eye". The actor is being courted for another lead, this time in "Search: WWW" alongside Lim Soo-jung...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Liver or Die" Releases Heartbreaking Teaser Poster for Yu Jun-sang

2018/12/14 | Permalink

Thank you, KBS 2TV. I needed some soul-crushing pain in my morning. Upcoming family drama "Liver or Die" believes our heart is optional, and aims to break it with this first teaser poster for the series. Ouch, drama. Beautiful ouch...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Woo Do-hwan, Yang Se-jong Offered Main Roles in Historical Drama "My Country: The New Age"

2018/12/13 | Permalink

Sageuk brothers in opposing arms might just become an upcoming trend, if this and "The Nokdu Flower" are any indication. Woo Do-hwan and Yang Se-jong are being offered leading roles in jTBC's "My Country: The New Age", a historical drama about three men and women trying to protect their love while caught in the whirlpool of history...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Seol, Park Sung-woong, Lee El Courted for Drama "When the Devil Calls Your Name"

2018/12/13 | Permalink

Pray to the Dramagods, or in this case the Dramadevil, for this casting, because Jung Kyung-ho, Lee Seol, Park Sung-woong and Lee El in one work sounds glorious. The four are now officially courted for tvN's "When the Devil Calls Your Name", an 'occult human melodrama' about a man who needs to capture three souls in order to save his own from the Devil...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoon Park, Chae Jung-an, Jung Sang-hoon Up For "Legal High"

2018/12/12 | Permalink

The upcoming Korean drama adaptation of the Japanese hit "Legal High" has confirmed Jin Goo and Seo Eun-soo as its leads, and has since then added Yoon Park, Chae Jung-an and Jung Sang-hoon to the mix. With these news names and their character info on board, the main cast is taking form...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoon Hyun-min and Ko Sung-hee Courted for Netflix Drama "I Am Alone"

2018/12/12 | Permalink

The A.I. trend is not done yet, and the latest installment brought to us by Netflix, "My Holo Love", is eyeing Yoon Hyun-min and Ko Sung-hee as leads, both of whom are reviewing their respective role offers positively. Get ready for lonely hearts and flawless hotties...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment" Releases First Teaser

2018/12/11 | Permalink

In the words of the man himself, "It's a miracle!" Park Shin-yang is back in action as Deul-ho in "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment", as we finally get a first video look at the series through its new teaser. Life is rough for our hero, but we know he thrives under any circumstances...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Liver or Die" Introduces Extended Cast in Script Reading Stills

2018/12/11 | Permalink

The world-weary Poong-sang of "Liver or Die" brings quite the entourage with him. The upcoming KBS 2TV drama, which is premiering in January, has revealed its lovely cast ensemble in recent stills from its October 31st script reading...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jinyoung, Shin Ye-eun and More Join TvN's "He Is Psychometric"

2018/12/10 | Permalink

Dramaland gains more superpowers, as tvN adds "He Is Psychometric" to its line-up. The series has also been on a casting and basic character info spree, adding Jinyoung and Shin Ye-eun as main leads, joined by Kim Kwon, Kim Dasom, Ro Jong-hyun, Go Yoon-jung and Jang Eui-soo...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Sang-joong, Chae Shi-ra and Yoo Dong-geun Star in Drama "The Banker"

2018/12/10 | Permalink

Previously teased back in April, "The Banker" is finally becoming a reality, and Kim Sang-joong is going to be joined by fellow heavyweights Chae Shi-ra and Yoo Dong-geun in this adventure. Now this is the type of casting that makes life beautiful, isn't it...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 19-20

2018/12/09 | Permalink

I wasn't sure if it was even coming, but the romantic element is here to stay in "Feel Good To Die", and I can no longer enjoy Jin-sang's suffering as much. With the time loop gone, our heroes are in real danger from now on, and In-han's next sickening pet project keeps them busy at work as well. Roo-da's involvement is what moves her two merry men, but will they find their own motivation someday...More

[Orion's Drama News] Ghosts From the Past

2018/12/08 | Permalink

Revenge is best served cold, and by very angry Korean drama protagonists. The upcoming week marks the premiere of "My Strange Hero", and I have some final preview goodies to share, along with our usual assortment of Dramaland news and material...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "So I Married an Anti-Fan - Drama" Releases Stills of OTP and Han Ji-an

2018/12/07 | Permalink

We have a brand new look into the main pairing of the ambitious "So I Married an Anti-Fan - Drama", as we get fresh stills from what looks like a poster making shoot. Yes, I've been waiting for the moment when I could make this pun. The series has also released some more in-drama ones of Han Ji-an in character, along with information...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ju Ji-hoon Witnesses the Extraordinary in First Teaser for "The Item"

2018/12/07 | Permalink

Sneaky "The Item" is sneaky, releasing a teaser right after my latest piece. The series makes its promotional entrance, and what a grand entrance it is. In its first teaser, "The Item" presents us with its February release date, Ju Ji-hoon's hero, a series of mysterious and disturbing events, and an intriguing monologue...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 17-18

2018/12/07 | Permalink

The half-way mark of "Feel Good To Die" brings about dramatic changes, and it's time for Roo-da and Jin-sang to hit the next phase of their journey. The romantic, business and supernatural elements of the series all hit major turning points, and while we bid the Garibong franchise farewell for now, the challenges up ahead are more demanding, and more perilous. A change in the time loop creates new rules to work by, and new threats...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Choi Jin-ho Joins "The Item" as Villainous Assistant Prosecutor

2018/12/06 | Permalink

You know someone fits a type when you don't even need to read the title to know what his character's moral alignment will be, and Choi Jin-ho sure fits the type he will be playing once more. Following his latest appearance on "Mr. Sunshine", the actor joins Ju Ji-hoon and Kim Kang-woo in upcoming drama "The Item" as a villain...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Shin-yang Re-Starts Fresh in First Stills for "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment"

2018/12/06 | Permalink

Our favorite fellow leads and supporting darlings may be gone between "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho"'s first and second seasons, but the titular oddball hero remains, and he has come full circle after stepping on the wrong feet, which we know he does habitually. Say hello to chaotic Deul-ho...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jang Ki-yong Positively Considering Killer Role for OCN's "Blue Eye"

2018/12/05 | Permalink

After "My Mister" and "Come and Hug Me", it looks like Jang Ki-yong x Angst are a popular OTP, so OCN is here to cover our needs for more suffering with "Blue Eye". Jang Ki-yong's agency has stated that the actor has received the offer for the killer protagonist, and is considering it positively. The series is said to follow "Trap - Drama" after "Priest"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Min-young Offered Fangirl Role for TvN's "Her Private Life"

2018/12/05 | Permalink

I don't think anyone has topped Ji Sung's Yona from "Kill Me, Heal Me" as a worthy fangirl icon, but Park Min-young might take a swing at it in upcoming tvN drama "Her Private Life", which is based on the web novel "Noona Fan Dot Com". The actress is currently considering her offer, and the drama is slated for release in the first half of 2019...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] IU Courted for Still Uncertain Hong Sisters' TvN Drama

2018/12/04 | Permalink

Things have been quiet on the Hong sister (Hong Jeong-eun, Hong Mi-ran) front since Jun Ji-hyun received a role offer for the upcoming tvN drama in October, but singer and actor IU is now in the same position. A role has been offered, but the very production is still an uncertainty...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Netflix's "Kingdom" Releases Riveting Poster Featuring Ju Ji-hoon

2018/12/04 | Permalink

You need a pretty exciting poster for a project as big as Netflix's upcoming zombie-themed sageuk "Kingdom", and I'd say Ju Ji-hoon as a Crown Prince one blade slice away from a zom zom would be it. The show's poster makes the proximity of the undead menace crystal clear...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoo Seung-ho's "My Strange Hero" Earns His Title by Crashing a Wedding

2018/12/03 | Permalink

We have new stills from Yoo Seung-ho in character for upcoming SBS drama "My Strange Hero", in what I hope is an actual wedding crashing, and not some fever dream said hero is having. I need these little joys in life, you see, and unrequited love fits the character's all around unlucky existence...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Crowned Clown" Reveals the Face of a King in New Poster

2018/12/03 | Permalink

"The Crowned Clown" is all about the breathtaking visuals in its first official material after the previously released stills. This week gives us the first teaser with some fine "Duelist" vibes, and this beautiful poster featuring Yeo Jin-goo stuck between two forms...More

[Orion's Drama News] Different Strokes

2018/12/01 | Permalink

We finally get one of those rare weeks of a drama smorgasbord, with four very different shows premiering in one week. There's a little bit for everyone coming up, so if you have your romances all sorted, take these on for something different...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 15-16

2018/12/01 | Permalink

"Feel Good To Die" works fast, as we find out the identity of the shoving hands and, surprise surprise, it's someone we know well. The reasons behind their involvement are tragic, but perhaps they hold the key to this time loop. Meanwhile, In-han and Si-baek become worse by the second, and Roo-da now has two eager suitors and helpers in her fight to save tomorrow...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kang Ki-doong Takes On "Romance is a Bonus Book" as Mood Setting Newbie

2018/11/30 | Permalink

Kang Ki-doong is back as a social butterfly rookie in tvN's upcoming "Romance is a Bonus Book", starring Lee Jong-suk and Lee Na-young. We've already seen the actor attending the script reading, but since it's common for casting and character info to hit news after it, we now we get additional information on his role specifically...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] The "Just Dance" Crew Meets the Stage in Third Teaser

2018/11/30 | Permalink

The excitement mixed with jitters is palpable in the third teaser for upcoming youth drama "Just Dance", as we're thrown right into the moment where the group is up next for their performance. Before the ladies go out and knock em' dead, their beloved teacher and dancesport coach, has some important words to share...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 13-14

2018/11/30 | Permalink

Death wishes, time loops and very nasty corporate greed are bad enough, but Jin-sang and Roo-da's odd connection in "Feel Good To Die" is about to bring more trouble for the two, as the former's obtuseness strikes again. The project to corrent Jin-sang's perception issues and social skills is under way, but everything from business to romantic interests is flaring up...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Shin Ha-kyun and Kim Gun-woo Have a Staredown in New Stills for "Less Than Evil"

2018/11/29 | Permalink

Shin Ha-kyun's bad detective has it rough, if the only way to get things done against killers is to have one breathing down your neck. The criminal selection will surely be plentiful in "Less Than Evil", and we have new stills teasing a conflict with the Big Bad the protagonist is so eager to catch...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Memories of the Alhambra" Gets Wide Netflix Release

2018/11/29 | Permalink

Netflix availability is a formidable beast, but we're lucky with clearer announcements at times, and "Memories of the Alhambra" gets good news coverage on equally solid availability. Many a drama fan will get to enjoy the series through the global platform, and not long after first broadcast, too...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "My Strange Hero" Releases Romantic Poster With Yoo Seung-ho and Jo Bo-ah

2018/11/28 | Permalink

We're slowly getting to see all the past nastiness that the protagonist of "My Strange Hero" has gone through in the latest teasers, revealing the tragic event which resulted in him being framed and kicked out of school. The drama's poster takes a sweeter, more feel-good approach with a hopeful message and a depiction of youthful love...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ji Jin-hee Offered Lead in Drama Remake of "Designated Survivor"

2018/11/28 | Permalink

Ji Jin-hee might be leading what sounds like an exciting project, if done right, as tvN will be remaking ABC/Netflix drama "Designated Survivor", starring Kiefer Sutherland. Ji Jin-hee is currently busy considering a contract renewal with HB Entertainment, so a 'considering' is all we get, but the offer is at least out...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Hae-sook and Choi Myung-gil Offered Weekend Drama "Mother of Mine"

2018/11/27 | Permalink

We got some exciting news gracing Korean portals, as actors Kim Hae-sook and Choi Myung-gil have been offered starring roles in upcoming KBS 2TV weekend drama "Mother of Mine". There's really no way you can go wrong with these two, and I hope that they accept their offers soon...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] OnStyle Drama "Chubby Romance" Tackles Self-Love and Body Image

2018/11/27 | Permalink

Could it finally be the time for a cute romance starring a larger gal in a successful OTP, without caveats, and magical weight loss solutions? I can't help but feel terrified and excited, as upcoming OnStyle drama "Chubby Romance" tackles the topic through an adorable protagonist...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment" Gets a Massive Cast Update

2018/11/26 | Permalink

Well, this escalated quickly. I look away for one second, and "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment" has run off with half of this industry's supporting darlings. So strap in for this major casting update, which I bring with some basic character info for you, along with my thoughts at the end...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Kyu-han Joins "The Crowned Clown" as Genius Mathematician

2018/11/26 | Permalink

We can never have enough geniuses in Dramaland and Lee Kyu-han will be joining "The Crowned Clown" as one, in what is his first role in a historical drama since his debut. "The Crowned Clown" is a story about a jester (Yeo Jin-goo) used as a substitute for, and by, the king, a man he looks identical to...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 11-12

2018/11/25 | Permalink

Jin-sang finally admitted that he's not really okay, and his small stickler heart grew three sizes that day. Fate™ in "Feel Good To Die" is a cruel mistress, and this chicken empire's Grinch gets a taste of his own medicine from a position built for humbling. With the Garibong store being a complete mess, and Roo-da away from the action, our death-prone boss finally understands how demanding this time loop conundrum is...More

[Orion's Drama News] Love Six Ways to Sunday

2018/11/24 | Permalink

We have a premiere-heavy week coming up, and it's all about that romance, be it the happy, or the tragic kind. We have modern romance, historical romance, sci-fi mystery romance, all the delicious types. Now we just have to pick if we want sad tears, happy tears or both...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Attitudes and Aspirations Clash in Stills for "Just Dance"

2018/11/23 | Permalink

The drama adaptation of the "Dancesport Girls" documentary film, "Just Dance", has been consistently releasing goodies of its lovely young cast, and the caring teacher, Lee Kyoo-ho, portrayed by Kim Kap-soo. This dance club is not going to be a smooth ride for the girls, and we have some awkward stills and information showing why...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Han Ye-seul and Joo Jin-mo Wooed for Leading Roles in "Big Issue"

2018/11/23 | Permalink

"Big Issue", which has been courting actor Joo Jin-mo for a while, has now added Han Ye-seul into its courship, as the series has offered the actress a starring role. Following her falsely reported confirmation, Han Ye-seul's agency clarified that she is only considering the work, and that nothing has been confirmed...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 9-10

2018/11/23 | Permalink

The truth hurts, especially when it has created supernaturally fine-tuned mechanisms to confirm your own flaws to your face on a repeated, daily basis. "Feel Good To Die" gives tough love like that. Jin-sang meets an enemy from the past, but he also gets to confirm just how many he has in the present. What's surprising about this whole process is just how obtuse our leading menace has been about it all. Roo-da has a long way to go with this one...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kwon Nara Offered Woman on a Mission Role for "Doctor Prisoner"

2018/11/22 | Permalink

Following a solid 2018 with "My Mister" and "Your Honor", actress Kwon Nara might be making a return next year with "Doctor Prisoner", the drama which has offered the leading, titular role to Namgoong Min, who is also still considering his offer. Get ready for prison-themed revenge, because this is Dramaland, and revenge is what people have for breakfast...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Cho Jung-seok and Yoon Si-yoon Offered Period Drama "The Nokdu Flower"

2018/11/22 | Permalink

I was just talking about how few turn of the century dramas we get in my "Hymn of Death" piece a few days ago, and now the Dramagods deliver, as actors Cho Jung-seok and Yoon Si-yoon are being courted for period drama "The Nokdu Flower"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Less Than Evil" Releases High-Octane Main Posters

2018/11/21 | Permalink

Crime noir makes Ori a happy woman, and "Less Than Evil" (also known as "Less Than Evil") is finally on a promotional roll with its material. The latest, main posters are all style and flair, showcasing the characters, the setting and the less-than-peaceful deeds to be committed by criminals and law enforcement alike...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jin Goo and Seo Eun-soo Courted for JTBC's "Legal High" Remake

2018/11/21 | Permalink

Jin Goo and Seo Eun-soo might have an on-screen meet-up soon, as the two are being courted for jTBC's upcoming adaptation of "Legal High". Following a news piece confirming the casting, the channel had to step in and clarify that it's not a done deal, but that the offer has, in fact, gone out...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Byun Hee-bong up for Villain Role in "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment"

2018/11/20 | Permalink

According to one exclusive piece by StarNews, veteran actor Byun Hee-bong will be making his return to the small screen after 2016 drama "Blow Breeze", joining Park Shin-yang and Go Hyun-jung in "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment". The actor will be portraying a villain...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Se-young Becomes a Dignified Queen for "The Crowned Clown"

2018/11/20 | Permalink

We've met the king and the clown of "The Crowned Clown" through Yeo Jin-goo's first stills, and now it's time to meet our queen, portrayed by Lee Se-young. Given the premise, the woman is going to have quite a predicament on her hands, emotionally and politically...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Touch Your Heart" Casts Son Sung-yoon, Jang So-yeon, Park Kyung-hye and Kim Hee-jung-I

2018/11/19 | Permalink

The supporting cast for Lee Dong-wook and Yoo In-na's "Touch Your Heart" is shaping up nicely, and this time around we get four lovely ladies. Actors Son Sung-yoon, Jang So-yeon, Park Kyung-hye and Kim Hee-jung-I are here to bring some office goodness to this romance about a lawyer and a hallyu star disguised as a secretary...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Shin Hye-sun Brings Turn of the Century Grace in "Hymn of Death" Stills

2018/11/19 | Permalink

Upcoming three-part drama "Hymn of Death" has released stills of Shin Hye-sun as Yoon Sim-deok, Korea's first notable female soprano, and the heroine to a tragic tale of underappreciated art and doomed romance...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 7-8

2018/11/17 | Permalink

There is always a flow to an ebb, and several of the "Feel Good To Die" characters get to experience new consequences to their actions, while more trouble is brewing. If you thought we had enough antagonists, think again, because our fourth lead is here, and she brings terrible intentions with her. What is more exciting, however, is that another person finally joins Roo-da in her journey through finicky time...More

[Orion's Drama News] Love Doesn't Hurt, but Dramas Do

2018/11/17 | Permalink

Prepare for fear, love and sadness in all forms, because we need a good scare and a good cry once in a while. Or, in the case of this upcoming week, a good scare and a good cry several times in seven days. Join me in picking your poison, or splurge on several...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Body Swapping Drama "Spring Turns to Spring" Casts Lee Yu-ri, Uhm Ji-won, Lee Jong-hyuk and More

2018/11/16 | Permalink

After a round of casting courtship, actors Lee Yu-ri, Uhm Ji-won and Lee Jong-hyuk will be forming a powerhouse trio for "Spring Turns to Spring", a fantasy comedy following the body swapping of a self-centered anchor, and an actress turned congressman's wife who only cares about her family. It tells the story of how these two women will recover their true selves...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Shin Ha-kyun Wreaks Havoc in Teaser Posters for "Less Than Evil"

2018/11/16 | Permalink

It's time to really dig into the 'Bad' part of "Less Than Evil", as the drama has released teaser posters oozing with deadly charisma and fine Shin Ha-kyun -ness. Antiheroes are a challenging archetype, but if the series pulls this off, we're in for a treat with this lead firmly on the wheel...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Last Empress" Goes All Out on Drama for Third Teaser

2018/11/15 | Permalink

Yes, you've watched makjang and yes, you've watched sageuk, but have you watched a modern empire with all the drama plus cheesy villains, burning cars and firearms? "The Last Empress" is here to cover all your needs for royal mayhem and thrills with a teaser almost as unhinged as its characters...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] First Stills of Yeo Jin-goo's Double Role for "The Crowned Clown"

2018/11/15 | Permalink

The series based on 2012 film "Masquerade" has thankfully been renamed from "Gwang-hae, The Man Who Became King", and with more creative freedom moving forward, the drama now called "The Crowned Clown" presents its first sneak peek at our two main characters, portrayed by Yeo Jin-goo...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 5-6

2018/11/15 | Permalink

The smallest thing can feel like a world changing event when you want it badly enough, and we finally start to see change in Jin-sang's perception of his work, and role in the team. Roo-da is the one who experiences the biggest changes so far, however, and she discovers the lack of ideal solutions that life often brings us face to face with. She has a lot on her plate, but she also makes many mistakes...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoon Bo-mi, Lee Min-ji, Lee Tae-hwan Cast in Drama "Farmers' Academy"

2018/11/14 | Permalink

Actors Yoon Bo-mi, Lee Min-ji and Lee Tae-hwan will be bringing us the hopes and dreams of farm-loving youth in "Farmers' Academy", an upcoming mini drama currently in the making by SBS and its mobile platform, Mobidic. We don't have details on Yoon Bo-mi aside from her confirmation for a leading role, but we have character information for the other two actors...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lim Soo-jung Courted for Woman-centric Drama "Search: WWW"

2018/11/14 | Permalink

While the details on this upcoming drama's production are still sketchy at this point, "Search: WWW" is cast-hunting, and an offer by the drama has gone out to Lim Soo-jung. "Search: WWW" is a fantasy series about the success stories of 21st century women who choose to not become wives or mothers, and simply focus on working hard without discrimination and obstacles...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Less Than Evil" Releases Sleek Concept Art Teaser

2018/11/13 | Permalink

The production of "Less Than Evil" showcased its storyboard-style character concept art last week, and now we get to see it applied on the drama's first teaser. The stylish video looks like it could double as opening credits with some modifications, so let's hope there's more to this series than style...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Romance is a Bonus Book" Reveals Script Reading Stills and Characters

2018/11/13 | Permalink

"Romance is a Bonus Book", which was previously known as "Romance Supplement", has released stills of its extended cast during the drama's script reading, and we get some basic information on their roles. Let's meet the staff of the drama's setting, fictional publishing house 'Gyeoroo'...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Liver or Die" Completes Line-up for Five Siblings

2018/11/12 | Permalink

The family of "Liver or Die" is now complete, according to several news pieces. The production has reportedly cast Yu Jun-sang, Oh Ji-ho, Jeon Hye-bin, Lee Si-young and Lee Chang-yeop as the previously reported siblings, starting from oldest to youngest in the aforementioned order...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Children of Nobody" Drops Beautiful Chilling Poster

2018/11/12 | Permalink

Try as I may, I sometimes can't contain my excitement over solid promotional campaigns, especially given how erratic and badly delivered many of them are. "Children of Nobody" has been doing an excellent job at it so far, and this stunning, eerie poster is another one for the 'yes' pile...More

[Orion's Drama News] A Call for Help

2018/11/10 | Permalink

This week brings us casting news, and goodies from many an upcoming drama. My mystery-loving heart is particularly interested in "Children of Nobody" and the otherworldly child in need of saving at the center of it. My horror-loving heart is also disturbed by it. Fun fun fun...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 3-4

2018/11/09 | Permalink

A new persistent day dawns on deputy Lee Roo-da, along with an opportunity to learn something new. Roo-da is tired, and now she has the very focused, very personal loathing of her terrible boss working against her. Escape seems like an appealing solution, but as her supernaturally governed feud with Baek Jin-sang grows, so does her understanding of the intricacies in keeping this magnet of death and ruin alive...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Won-jong and Jo Han-sun Join OCN's "Possessed"

2018/11/09 | Permalink

It looks like Lee Won-jong did not get his fill of evil spirits with OCN's "The Guest - Drama", because he's right back with us in the channel's upcoming "Possessed". His latest comedic sidekick is joined by Jo Han-sun in a slightly more suspicious role...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Meet Yoo Seung-ho's Downtrodden Hero in First Stills for "My Strange Hero"

2018/11/09 | Permalink

The titular Bok-soo (revenge) of "My Strange Hero" makes his not so grand entrance through fresh drama stills. The protagonist of this revenge-themed fluffy romance has seen better days, because falling from one's pedestal to a low paying delivery job is painful like that...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Netflix's "Kingdom" Unleashes Zombie Terror in First Teaser and Stills

2018/11/08 | Permalink

If you ever wondered whether Joseon royalty would be able to fight off a zombie outbreak, you are about to find out, as Netflix's upcoming blockbuster drama "Kingdom" gets a cool first teaser and some impressive stills of its cast, and its undead menace...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Children of Nobody" Reveals Mysterious Child in Second Teaser

2018/11/08 | Permalink

Kim Sun-ah's heroine seems to be walking a lonely road in "Children of Nobody", as she questions the existence, and the purpose of a mysterious little girl in a green dress. The drama's first teaser set the tone with gruesome death hiding just past innocent child's play, and the plot now thickens...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Feel Good To Die" Episodes 1-2

2018/11/08 | Permalink

Some feel that death is the end, others feel it is but a transition, but for the heroine of "Feel Good To Die" it is the most annoying pause button. The drama follows her otherwise normal office life and common woes experienced under a grating boss, but we are thrown into its supernatural twist right off the bat. Can heroine Lee Roo-da save her boss, and save the day from repeating...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Just Dance" Shares Poster and Thoughts

2018/11/07 | Permalink

A newly released poster gives us a first look at the gals and guy of "Just Dance", which is based on documentary "Dancesport Girls". The series is a growth story about finding hope in hopelessness while reaching for a common goal. The drama's production shares more on the poster and drama's themes...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] 2PM's Lee Junho Courted for TvN Drama "Confession - Drama"

2018/11/07 | Permalink

Lee Junho may have found his follow up project to "Wok of Love", and it sounds like an intense, and probably highly melodramatic one. The actor is being courted to lead upcoming tvN drama "Confession - Drama", which explores the concept of double jeopardy; the principle that one cannot be tried for the same crime twice following either a conviction or an acquittal...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Children of Nobody" Releases Stills of Kim Sun-ah and Lee Yi-kyung

2018/11/06 | Permalink

We have our first look at the two leads of "Children of Nobody", as the production has released stills of Kim Sun-ah and Lee Yi-kyung. The series is going right for the jugular, with traffic related mayhem and investigations clearly related to our very distraught heroine...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Han-byul, Ryu Soo-young, Wang Bit-na up for "Love in Sadness"

2018/11/06 | Permalink

Upcoming MBC melodrama "Love in Sadness", which is courting Ji Hyun-woo as its lead has added three more names to its casting efforts. Fly-up Entertainment agency's Park Han-byul, Ryu Soo-young and Wang Bit-na are reportedly on the final stages of coordinating their appearance in the drama...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Meet the Disgruntled Staff of "Feel Good to Die"

2018/11/05 | Permalink

The workplace can sometimes feel like a battlefield, and the "Feel Good To Die" folks are definitely ready for a fight in these character posters. Everyone has their own little office setting, their tools of the brutal trade, and a tagline summarizing their original essence...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Jong-suk and Shin Hye-sun Portray Tragic Romance in "Hymn of Death" Posters

2018/11/05 | Permalink

We have release dates, and two beautiful posters for upcoming three-act drama "Hymn of Death". The short is a remake of 1991 film "Death Song", both depicting the real, tragic romance between Korea's first notable soprano, Yoon Sim-deok, and her playwright lover, Kim Woo-jin. The film and the drama carry the title of Yoon Sim-deok's iconic song...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 31-32 Final

2018/11/05 | Permalink

"The Ghost Detective" comes to a sad ending, but not in a conventionally sad way. After Da-il's decision, everyone begins to rebuild, but the trauma of what happened is conveniently left out. Along with a twist pretty much seen coming a mile away, it clearly reveals where the series faltered, but it sadly takes its original messages with it, making this an ending sadder than I could have expected...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 29-30

2018/11/04 | Permalink

It is nearly time to pull the plug on a story that has dragged past its heroes' own mental and emotional capacity, but also past its plot's capabilities. With very few solutions provided by the writing aside from more of the same, a devastating call is made. At the same time the return of some of our heroes' earlier traits feels almost like a homage to the original potential that "The Ghost Detective" once had...More

[Orion's Drama News] Pleasant Dreams and Cruel Realities

2018/11/03 | Permalink

Two of my most anticipated dramas are premiering this week, so today I take a look at "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter", and "Feel Good To Die". If you need your angst, I've got just the thing for you, because "SKY Castle" is looking like a dark, dramatic and hopefully brilliant look into the dirty laundry of the complex-ridden rich...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Nam Da-reum Joins TvN Drama "Goodbye My Life"

2018/11/02 | Permalink

Nam Da-reum may be a favorite for heroes' younger selves, but the actor's next piece goes to the hopefully soon growing pile of more central roles. The young actor has been cast in "Goodbye My Life", a drama about a father's desperate attempt to leave his son with coping mechanisms, albeit actual mechanical ones...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "SKY Castle" Introduces Ambitious Wives and Husbands

2018/11/02 | Permalink

Rarely do Korean drama audiences tire of the rich and their usually messy lives, and "SKY Castle" is about to dive into one said mess of sadly very realistic proportions. The drama, which tackles the obsession of high society with achieving higher tiers of social prestige through its children's academic prowess, introduces its messy adult leads...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Top Star Yoo Baek" Boasts Island Charm and Goats in Main Poster

2018/11/01 | Permalink

Get ready for some quaint beauty and some island adventures, as the titular star of "Top Star Yoo Baek" experiences a blast from the past during his stay on a remote island. The series, which is premiering on November 16th on tvN, has released a poster giving off an almost 80s vibe while introducing its three leading characters...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" Shows Off Adorable Mother-Daughter Duo

2018/11/01 | Permalink

"Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" continues to make yours truly a happy woman, and it's a lovely mother and daughter bond that pulls at my heartstrings this time around. The drama has released stills of its titular fairy and her lovely child...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Morality is Negotiable for the Leads of "Less Than Evil"

2018/10/31 | Permalink

Upcoming criminal drama "Less Than Evil" has published stills of its four main characters, and the information attached to them is showing some good promise in terms of moral fluidity. Based on BBC hit "Luther", I have a feeling that old and new fans would have it no other way. Can the Korean drama adaptation carry this connection gracefully...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Crowned Clown" Showcases Meticulously Gathered Cast

2018/10/31 | Permalink

Tvn's next historical, "The Crowned Clown", has been in the works for quite some time, and it has an impressive ensemble to show for. According to the production, this whole thing has taken two years of meticulous planning, so there's definitely a lot of thought put into the series. I hope that this hard work, and this lovely cast will pay off...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Fusion Sageuk "Haechi" Casts Jung Il-woo, Kwon Yool, Go Ara and Park Hoon

2018/10/30 | Permalink

"Haechi", which previously courted Go Ara, has now found its main cast in Jung Il-woo, Kwon Yool, the aforementioned Go Ara and Park Hoon. "Haechi" is a fusion historical series about a group of heroes trying to reform the Saheonbu, the Goryeo and Joseon equivalent of modern day's prosecutors' office, through the format of a pleasant adventure...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Demonic Powers Take Root in Latest "Priest" Teaser

2018/10/30 | Permalink

If you haven't had enough crackling of bones and irresponsible rearranging of interior decor with something like "The Guest - Drama", OCN has got you covered with upcoming show "Priest". The demons are here, they have powers, they are angry, and they need a chiropractor and Jesus...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Fiery Priest" Confirms Leads, Casts Go Joon as Villain

2018/10/29 | Permalink

"The Fiery Priest" will be gracing our screens with the previously reported cast of main characters, as actors Kim Nam-gil, Kim Sung-kyun and Lee Hanee have accepted their offered roles as our angry priest, his detective partner, and our mystery prosecutor. Adding on to the cast is Go Joon, who will transform into a villain...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Warrior Princess Baek Jin-hee Saves the Day in "Feel Good To Die" Poster

2018/10/29 | Permalink

I swear, "Feel Good To Die" is after my own heart with its humor, and its latest poster goes straight into the pile that is my love for it. I'm usually the first to call out the problematic stereotype, and very real social burden, of women being expected to figuratively carry the weight of men's complexes, but this literal princess-carrying gives me hope for this story...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 27-28

2018/10/29 | Permalink

Who knew that Da-il body slamming Hye with his ethereal manbeauty would prove to be such a great solution? I was too quick to put my faith in the plot and characters last time around, because "The Ghost Detective" has sadly reached the point where everyone has a serious case of the stupid. Some promising progress made in the previous episodes has gone back a 100 steps as a sacrifice to the altars of stalling, and romance...More

[Orion's Drama News] Scary Evil Hoomans

2018/10/27 | Permalink

I wish I had some spooky drama news for you in light of the upcoming festivities of Halloween, but if the horror that is the ugly side of human nature will do, I got plenty of it. "Less Than Evil", the Korean remake of hit BBC drama "Luther", has dropped a few videos, with the lightest in tone somehow being the one that creeps me out the most...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yu Jun-sang, Lee Si-young and Jeon Hye-bin Courted for "Liver or Die"

2018/10/26 | Permalink

Quite the cast is being wooed for upcoming drama "Liver or Die", which is courting Yu Jun-sang, Lee Si-young and Jeon Hye-bin as its leads. The drama is about a lonely, pitiful middle-aged man who has never lived for himself. It takes an honest and straightforward approach in portraying the private family problems of a man who didn't lead the normal life he wanted to...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Kap-soo and Jang Sung-bum Cast in "Just Dance"

2018/10/26 | Permalink

Documentary-based drama "Just Dance" has now completed its main cast, as actor Kim Kap-soo will take on the role of the teacher giving the titular ladies dance, and life lessons. Joining him on the flip-side of educator prowess is Jang Sung-bum as a bad teacher who has issues with the dancesport (competitive ballroom dancing) group...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Sae-ron Courted as Park Shin-yang's Partner in "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment"

2018/10/25 | Permalink

Kim Sae-ron might have landed her next role with "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment". The actress is being courted to join Park Shin-yang's titular Jo Deul-ho as a lawyer partner with a unique skill set. If she accepts, she will be playing Yoon  So-mi, the daughter of an investigator who worked with Deul-ho during his first term as a prosecutor...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "God's Quiz: Reboot" Releases Trailer, Introduces Kim Jun-han

2018/10/25 | Permalink

Diving right into the nitty-gritty of it all, the new trailer for "God's Quiz: Reboot" shows us new cases and new faces. While beloved characters return, the video teases Kim Jun-han as the leader of a team utilizing a new type of Artificial Intelligence, which will be the big 'It' difference between this season and the previous ones...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] JTBC Remakes BBC Drama "Doctor Foster"

2018/10/24 | Permalink

Dramaland is no stranger to remakes, and BBC Studios series have been all the rage as of late. JTBC will be remaking "Doctor Foster" (Now "The World of the Married"), a series about a woman who suspects that her husband is having an affair. The original aired two seasons in 2015 and 2017, and it was also broadcast in South Korea through KBS 2TV...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ji Hyun-woo Courted for "Love You in Sadness", Remake of Japanese Drama

2018/10/24 | Permalink

Actor Ji Hyun-woo is fresh off "Risky Romance", but he may be ready to tackle "Love in Sadness", an MBC melodrama based on Japanese series "Beautiful Person" (also known as the romanized "Utsukushii Hito") by writer Nojima Shinji. While a jTBC exclusive reports him as confirmed, Newsen has the actor currently finalizing his participation...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Yong-woo Talks About His Casting and Role in "Priest"

2018/10/23 | Permalink

"Priest" has released new stills of Park Yong-woo, along with a few words from the actor on his work and role choices. Following his return to full feature drama after 2012 series "My Love, Butterfly Lady", Park Yong-woo, who has predominately been a film actor for many years, gives us a look into what we can expect of his exorcist character...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "My Strange Hero" Releases Script Reading Photos, Introduces Supporting Cast and Characters

2018/10/23 | Permalink

"My Strange Hero" has held its script reading, and we have new information on its supporting characters, along with promotional stills on what is a very exciting cast. "My Strange Hero" is an upcoming 'healing school romance' about a man named Kang Bok-soo (Yoo Seung-ho) returning to school for revenge after he was expelled by being framed as a bully during his teens...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Fantasy Blockbuster "The Item" Holds Script Reading

2018/10/22 | Permalink

Upcoming fantasy blockbuster "The Item" has released stills of its script reading, and we have more character information along with new names. "The Item", which is based on a webtoon of the same name, is about two men and women with tangled fates, who dig into the conspiracies and secrets around ordinary objects with special powers...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoon Hyun-min and Seo Ji-hoon Talk Casting and Roles for "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter"

2018/10/22 | Permalink

Upcoming fantasy romantic comedy "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" has released stills of the two men who could be the reincarnation of the titular woodcutter that his also titular fairy wife is waiting for. The news bring us some words from the actors, who chatted about their casting in the drama, and their characters as people...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 25-26

2018/10/21 | Permalink

In another round of "The Ghost Detective" pulling a "Weekend at Bernie's" with Da-il's body, the biggest threat to his future remains the man himself. Team Good tries to catch up to Hye and their own friend in a race for his life, and an unlikely ally surfaces, along with a pretty great, even if rushed through twist. With his health running out, and no guarantees that his plan would even work, will Da-il listen to his team...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 23-24

2018/10/21 | Permalink

"The Ghost Detective" has not been doing well on the pacing since it turned into a treasure hunt for Da-il's body, but it is Da-il's soul that is harder to capture. The group is struggling, Da-il is not listening to their input, and Hye is preparing traps our Team Good is just aching to fall into. With death seemingly almost inevitable for someone, who will that someone be? Can we end this without grand sacrifices...More

[Orion's Drama News] Mood-Lifting Adventures

2018/10/20 | Permalink

It is a sad drama week for many, following DramaFever's abrupt closure, and I know a lot of folks are not feeling great right now. There's little I can say to help, but I hope that a quick look into some bright upcoming shows will lift your mood as we all tackle our drama future...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Youth Drama "Just Dance" Gathers Up Main Cast

2018/10/19 | Permalink

We have an exciting, woman-centric project coming up, and a fresh main cast has been chosen for it. "Just Dance" is an 8-episode growth drama about a group of young women performing dancesport (competitive ballroom dancing) against the backdrop of Geoje city's declining shipbuilding industry...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Elite-focused Black Comedy "SKY Castle" Holds Script Reading

2018/10/19 | Permalink

Upcoming drama exploring the outrageous elite, "SKY Castle", has held its script reading, and we have some stills of its powerhouse cast to enjoy. The amount of beloved Dramaland names in this is no joke, and the premise sounds like just the kind of thing we need when it comes to mentally dealing with the insanity that is the filthy rich...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kang Ji-hwan and Baek Jin-hee Clash in First Teaser for "Feel Good To Die"

2018/10/18 | Permalink

Get ready to meet a team manager from Hell, and the assistant manager who wants to change him. Kang Ji-hwan and Baek Jin-hee have quite the showdown in the first teaser for "Feel Good To Die". The drama's supernatural element makes all manner of things possible, including carrying out all your boss fantasies. No, not the kinky ones. At least not for assistant manager Lee...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Song Sae-byeok and Go Joon-hee Confirm Leading Roles in OCN's "Possessed"

2018/10/18 | Permalink

The Dramagods have been kind again, as Song Sae-byeok and Go Joon-hee have accepted their respective offers to become the leads in OCN's upcoming "Possessed". Reportedly taking a more light-hearted approach than OCN's usual fare, "Possessed" is described as a human story, and a comic thriller...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kang Han-na Offered Leading Role for "Laughter in Waikiki 2"

2018/10/17 | Permalink

Following the success of underdog hit "Laughter in Waikiki", jTBC is gearing up for a second season, and actress Kang Han-na has been offered the lead. There is not a lot of information out on "Laughter in Waikiki 2", but it will kick into production soon, with a release date in the first half of next year...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "God's Quiz: Reboot" Releases Ensemble Posters

2018/10/17 | Permalink

The latest crew of "God's Quiz" is back with new cases and new challenges in "God's Quiz: Reboot". The series has released two main posters featuring the ensemble gathered around Han Jin-woo (Ryu Deok-hwan), along with the familiar tagline of 'Big brain on big data. Dissecting the truth'...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Feel Good To Die" Releases Stills of Baek Jin-hee and Kang Ji-hwan

2018/10/16 | Permalink

Upcoming office drama with a twist, "Feel Good To Die", has released stills of its two leads. Based on a webtoon of the same name, "Feel Good To Die" is an office drama about a haughty team leader named Baek Jin-sang (Kang Ji-hwan), and deputy Lee Roo-da (Baek Jin-hee), who is trying to help him turn over a new leaf...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Sung Hyuk Joins "Trap - Drama" as Villain

2018/10/16 | Permalink

Say goodbye to the sweet General Winter and the lovely Summer Fairy, because Sung Hyuk follows "A Korean Odyssey" up with something more sinister. The actor has been cast as a villain in OCN's upcoming "Trap - Drama", the story of a man who is caught in an unexpected trap after experiencing a tragedy with his family...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Na-young Joins Lee Jong-suk in "Romance is a Bonus Book"

2018/10/15 | Permalink

Lee Na-young is coming back to Dramaland, joining Lee Jong-suk in romantic comedy "Romance is a Bonus Book". This is definitely not the return I was expecting from the actress, who has been absent from Korean drama for 8 years since her work in "The Fugitive Plan B". While the genre threw me off, her character is one many will find almost painfully relatable...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" Releases Fun Character Posters

2018/10/15 | Permalink

"Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" is gaining some impressive ground in the race for the Ori-heart, and its entertaining, beautiful promotional efforts are definitely the key to said heart. The drama has released character posters of our titular fairy, her woodcutter candidates, and her adorable daughter...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 21-22

2018/10/14 | Permalink

The closer we get to Da-il's body, the further away it is, as what our titular hero feels may be a solution is almost at the hands of our villains. "The Ghost Detective" has reached a point where a lot feels like a delay to the inevitable, whatever said inevitable may be. There may be miraculous solutions yet, and we have plenty of time to discover them. I hope they bring answers on all of our players with them...More

[Orion's Drama News] New Arrivals and Happy Returns

2018/10/13 | Permalink

Join me for another week of drama goodies, including the latest batch of casting news from the ever-so-busy Dramaland. We have actors making their comebacks, while others skip to their next piece in no time at all. We are being spoiled left and right...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kwak Dong-yeon Becomes a Villain for "My Strange Hero"

2018/10/12 | Permalink

You know what a villain usually means in romantic works, so say hello to the third person in this love triangle, or at least a possessive, revenge-fueled one. I'm still wrapping my head around love sparked out of fire and fury, but I'll get there eventually. Actor Kwak Dong-yeon will be the evil side of this love geometry for "My Strange Hero"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jun Ji-hyun Considering Next Work, Including Hong Sisters Drama

2018/10/12 | Permalink

Dramaland rejoice, because Jun Ji-hyun will be coming back next year. Following a false news report on Korean portals, the actress's agency released a clarifying statement, dropping the facts on what was earlier reported as her participation in a currently unnamed drama by Hong Jeong-eun and Hong Mi-ran ("A Korean Odyssey", "Warm and Cozy", "Master's Sun") for tvN...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Make Room for Ryu Deok-hwan's Big Brain in "God's Quiz: Reboot" Posters

2018/10/11 | Permalink

Ryu Deok-hwan is back as Han Jin-woo, the tortured medical genius with a miracle brain that has been through its share of trouble. Said trouble never ends, it seems, as Jin-woo makes a triumphant return to new adventures in "God's Quiz: Reboot", which has released posters of its hero...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Priest" Breaks Out the Prayers in New Character Teaser

2018/10/11 | Permalink

Floating from demon energy is not a pleasant situation to be in, but the exorcists of "Priest" are here, and they bring the Prayer to Saint Michael with them. The newly released teaser shows us an exorcism taking place in the drama's hospital setting, while its heroes try to do what they do best...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 19-20

2018/10/11 | Permalink

With Hye somehow managing to find a nastier helper than Jeon Deok-joong, and Da-il's soul being in bigger danger than his body, Team Good of "The Ghost Detective" is starting to feel the strain of their responsibilities. At the same time, help arrives from new, surprising places, but at this dire point in time, the group would and should take anything they can get. Can sacrifices be avoided? Probably not, but everyone will try...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Sang-wook, Han Jung-hyun and Kim Hyung-mook Join "The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos"

2018/10/10 | Permalink

The spin-off film based on popular OCN drama "Bad Guys", "The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos", is coming along nicely, and there have been some casting additions since the main new and old characters were announced. We have three supporting cast members, as well as the fine news that writer Han Jeong-hoon is on board...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" Releases Quirky Family Portrait Posters

2018/10/10 | Permalink

I've seen my share of odd families in Dramaland, but we're about to witness something truly fresh with "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter". The drama is graciously preparing us in the form of new posters teasing its heroine's family relations, and the fantasy element of their nature in a cute, inspired way...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "A Pledge to God" Holds Script Reading, Talks Themes

2018/10/09 | Permalink

Upcoming drama "A Pledge to God", which is a story about two sets of parents crossing the boundaries of morality for their children, has added Oh Yoon-ah, Lee Chun-hee and more alongside Han Chae-young and Bae Soo-bin. Its script reading stills show us the main and extended cast, while we also have some comments from the show's creators on its goals...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] OCN's "Priest" Releases First Stills of Yeon Woo-jin and Jung Yoo-mi

2018/10/09 | Permalink

Science and religion clash in OCN's upcoming medical exorcism drama, "Priest", and so do their representatives. Yeon Woo-jin's priest and Jung Yoo-mi's doctor will have a lot to process as their worlds come together in a Catholic hospital about to witness a spike in creepy patients. The drama has released its first stills of the two leads...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Elijah, Kim Jung-tae and Kim Yoonji Join "The Last Empress"

2018/10/08 | Permalink

I said that I'd be back with more on the supporting cast of "The Last Empress", and here are three members of it. Lee Elijah and Kim Jung-tae have confirmed their imperial roles in this modern monarchy drama, while Kim Yoonji joins our heroine's side as a fellow musical actress and rival. If you missed the post on the premise and main cast, you can check it out here...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Shin-yang and Go Hyun-jung Lead "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment"

2018/10/08 | Permalink

According to several news reports, a KBS official has confirmed the participation of Park Shin-yang and Go Hyun-jung in "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment". Our already confirmed hero is joined by our villain, and we also get more information on the drama's premise and the two characters...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 17-18

2018/10/07 | Permalink

With Da-il's body possibly back in the race for survival, and Hye becoming more of a threat as we go along, a lot changes for our heroes. Between navigating the emotional maze of what this means for their relationships and future, and trying to keep Hye's manipulation at bay, Team Good is juggling a lot, and so is the plot. A very soapy twist is tossed into the mix, but I hope that we will avoid it...More

[Orion's Drama News] Dealing With Gods and Monsters

2018/10/06 | Permalink

Dramas love their larger-than-life concepts, and we have some newly added upcoming dramas that take theirs to the extreme. Get ready to deal with grand sacrifices, the literal selling of souls, and one woman's battle against a whole empire. And by "get ready" I mean "suspend your disbelief and grab the snacks"...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 15-16

2018/10/05 | Permalink

In what is another two episodes of writer Han Ji-wan-I toying with our heart, "The Ghost Detective" smacks us right across the feels with a twist we may have seen coming a mile away, but which could have still never come. There is room for a fake-out yet, but a lot could possibly change about how the story moves forward regardless. With Hye's mayhem escalating, and new figures of interest popping up, we have a lot going on here...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Upcoming Drama "The Last Empress" Gathers Impressive Main Cast

2018/10/05 | Permalink

According to coverage by jTBC, previously courted Jang Nara, Shin Sung-rok, Choi Jin-hyuk and Shin Eun-kyung have been confirmed to join "The Last Empress"; a "Princess Hours"-like story about a modern day monarchy, but with a more sinister twist. JTBC has information on the premise and the leads, but I'll return with more on the supporting cast next week...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Oh Seung-hoon Joins "The Item" as Jin Se-yeon's Colleague

2018/10/05 | Permalink

Actor Oh Seung-hoon has been cast in "The Item", the upcoming drama about objects with special powers. He joins the crew as a detective, and a colleague of Jin Se-yeon's character, Shin So-yeong...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Top Star Yoo Baek" Releases Script Reading Photos, Teases Bickering Romance

2018/10/04 | Permalink

The city and the island folk meet in the script reading for upcoming island rom-com, "Top Star Yoo Baek". The series has released photos of the event, and we can see many actors from its lovely casting ensemble, in what was reportedly a very pleasant event...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Ms. Ma, Nemesis" Releases Main and Character Posters

2018/10/04 | Permalink

It is time to say hello to "Ms. Ma, Nemesis", as the drama will be premiering this weekend. The series has released elegant character posters, along with a similarly themed ensemble one. The images are packed with information on what we can expect from the drama and its protagonists...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Matrimonial Chaos" Releases Casual 4-Lead Character Posters

2018/10/03 | Permalink

After all the partying going on in previously released posters for "Matrimonial Chaos" (previously known as "The Best Divorce"), it's a nice change of mood to see these four character for who they really are, and the drama opts for a look into their daily lives to achieve it...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Kyung-ho to Reportedly Lead Soul-Selling Drama "When the Devil Calls Your Name"

2018/10/03 | Permalink

Leave it to Jung Kyung-ho to go for interesting projects and characters! According to an exclusive piece by jTBC, the actor will lead "When the Devil Calls Your Name", a drama about a genius composer who has sold his soul to the Devil. The series will be out on tvN in the first half of 2019, and it will be produced by Min Jin-gi ("Circle", "Golden Tower"), and written by Noh Hye-yeong ("Please Come Back, Mister", "How to Use Guys with Secret Tips")...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoon Kyung-ho Joins Lee Seo-jin, Sung Dong-il and Im Hwa-young in "Trap - Drama"

2018/10/02 | Permalink

"Trap - Drama" has a new cast member, as actor Yoon Kyung-ho has joined the production. Part of OCN's upcoming 'Dramatic Cinema' project, "Trap - Drama" is a thriller following the story of a national anchor who is caught in an trap after experiencing a tragedy while traveling with his family. The 'Dramatic Cinema' project will combine the high quality of films, and the packed storytelling of dramas...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Taking a Look at the "Memories of the Alhambra" Cast in Script Reading Stills

2018/10/02 | Permalink

If you want a good look at an extensive cast before casting news are even out for some of them, a script reading is the place to get it. "Memories of the Alhambra" is a suspense romance drama about investment company president Yoo Jin-woo going on a business trip to Granada, and becoming involved in a strange incident at an old hostel run by heroine Jeong Hee-joo...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lim Ju-hwan Joins "Different Dreams" As Japanese Prosecutor in Love

2018/10/01 | Permalink

The cast of upcoming special project "Different Dreams" is shaping up nicely, and it looks like actor Lim Ju-hwan will be taking our heart for a spin alongside Lee Yo-won and Yoo Ji-tae. The actor has been confirmed as a Japanese character with Korea-friendly principles...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Han Chae-young and Bae Soo-bin Fight for Their Children in "A Pledge to God"

2018/10/01 | Permalink

Han Chae-young and Bae Soo-bin will be leading MBC's upcoming weekend human melodrama, "A Pledge to God", which will be dealing with some pretty heavy subject matter. The series tells the story of two married couples who make choices beyond the ethics and morals of this world in order to save their dying children...More

[Orion's Drama News] Gathering Up the Acting Squads

2018/09/29 | Permalink

The post-Chuseok news dump is a marvelous thing, and we have plenty of pieces from it. Upcoming dramas are gearing up, and they're fortifying their appeal with all manner of acting goodness, but also new teasers, posters, as well as fun information on what we can look forward to...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 13-14

2018/09/28 | Permalink

There is no bigger cautionary tale about the value of communication than a superpowered walking dead terrorist going loose as a result of its lack, and "The Ghost Detective" crew has just learned that. Episodes thirteen and fourteen start showing some internal logic issues, and I am worried about what the romantic angle might be doing to our leads, but the drama's emotional core and compelling mysteries hold everything together...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Yi-kyung Leads "Children of Nobody" Alongside Kim Sun-ah

2018/09/28 | Permalink

In a definitely surprising casting twist, Lee Yi-kyung, everyone's recent comedic sidekick darling, has been cast as the male lead in upcoming drama "Children of Nobody", the story of a woman searching for the truth after her life falls apart. He will be joining Kim Sun-ah in this work by the writer of "The Village: Achiara's Secret"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Jong-Suk Lands First Romantic Comedy Lead With "Romance is a Bonus Book"

2018/09/28 | Permalink

I may not be able to hear the joyful screams of Lee Jong-suk fans as the actor enters his first leading role in a romantic comedy drama, but I can definitely feel them. Lee Jong-suk will be leading tvN's upcoming publishing house rom-com "Romance is a Bonus Book", which will air in the first half of 2019...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jang Won-hyung Joins OCN's "Priest" as Jung Yoo-mi's Adversary

2018/09/27 | Permalink

A more appropriate title for this piece would be 'Jang Won-hyung Joins "Priest" as Sexist Piece of Trash', but I'm trying to ease you into this character, because I'm charitable like that. Jung Yoo-mi's Ham Eun-ho will have more than demons to fend off, that's for sure...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jo Bo-ah Joins Yoo Seung-ho in Cheerful Revenge Rom-Com "My Strange Hero"

2018/09/27 | Permalink

I've seen my share of dysfunctional romances in Korean drama, but a romantic comedy based on revenge against the other party is really pushing that envelope. Jo Bo-ah has joined "My Strange Hero" as said party, the first love of Yoo Seung-ho's character, and the target of his revenge. Here's hoping for a huge misunderstanding...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Where Stars Land" Talks Airport Setting, Releases New Stills

2018/09/26 | Permalink

We've seen many a last minute romantic chase happening at Incheon International Airport, but the location has never been given the chance to shine. "Where Stars Land" aims to change that, making the airport its main setting. The drama has released stills of its four leads in their workspaces, along with information on what we can expect from it...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Do-hyun Joins "The Item" as Jin Se-yeon's Boss

2018/09/26 | Permalink

Actor Kim Do-hyun, who was most recently seen in "Life" and "Investigation Partners", will be joining Ju Ji-hoon, Kim Kang-woo, Jin Se-yeon and Kim Yoo-ri in "The Item", the upcoming series about ordinary objects with supernatural powers...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Matrimonial Chaos" Celebrates Separation in Couple Posters

2018/09/25 | Permalink

Marriage is often seen as a blessed thing, but for people who have had enough, so is divorce. The odd separated-but-not-really approach previously teased by "Matrimonial Chaos" might not necessarily be such a case, but the main characters sure seem thrilled about it on these new couple posters...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] The Cast of "Terius Behind Me" Shares Thoughts on Drama's Appeal

2018/09/25 | Permalink

With "Terius Behind Me" being almost at our Dramaland doorstep, viewers can finally allow the hype to flow through them, and the drama's cast is here to help. We have new stills of the four main characters, as well as some thoughts by their actors on what they feel will make this series special...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Ms. Ma, Nemesis" Releases Main Character Stills and Information

2018/09/24 | Permalink

The plot thickens, as we find out more about the titular Ms. of "Ms. Ma, Nemesis", as well as her two co-leads, with the information accompanied by stills. The drama, which is based on Agatha Christie's work, is about a woman hiding her identity while trying to clear her name...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ryu Deok-hwan Has Trouble Coming Back in Second Teaser for "God's Quiz: Reboot"

2018/09/24 | Permalink

Step aside, because Han Jin-woo has returned for "God's Quiz: Reboot", and he has enough trouble making said return without us in the way. The series has released a 'comeback fail' teaser, firmly holding on to the cheeky approach that made "God's Quiz" and its hero so much fun...More

[Orion's Drama News] Matters of the Heart

2018/09/22 | Permalink

Chuseok may be putting the country in a promotional pause, but the heart does go on, and this upcoming week aims straight for ours. Be it romance, life and death situations, or some fantasy soul searching, we have options. I love me some options...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Meet the Cast of OCN's "Priest" in Script Reading Photos

2018/09/21 | Permalink

"Priest" wastes no time, and it doesn't have much time to waste, frankly. The series recently confirmed its main cast, and now we get to see them and their fellow members in brand new script reading stills. I see some fun names in here, and I hope we get more character information soon...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Terius Behind Me" Breaks Out the Formal Attire for New Posters

2018/09/21 | Permalink

I'm not sure what event the cast of "Terius Behind Me" is attending in these posters, but if they've broken out the formal wear to meet us, I'm flattered. Butter me up more, series. I like being pampered. The new posters for "Terius Behind Me" featuring So Ji-sub, Jung In-sun, Son Ho-jun and Im Se-mi aren't the prettiest, but we take what we can get, and then complain about it...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 11-12

2018/09/21 | Permalink

There is a lot to unpack in episodes eleven and twelve of "The Ghost Detective", as we have new characters and new revelations piling up on top of fast-paced developments. Da-il and Yeo-wool learn more about their abilities, but that knowledge comes with burdens they might not be ready to bear. How far can our heroes and their friends go to protect one another and everyone out there facing such a formidable enemy...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Hee-sun and Kim Hae-sook Raise the Tension in New "Room No.9" Stills

2018/09/20 | Permalink

Kim Hee-sun and Kim Hae-sook will be gracing our screens in "Room No.9" soon, but their soul-swapping characters are less than thrilled to be in each other's company. The series has released some new stills showing us exactly how their relationship starts off...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Seo-jin, Sung Dong-il and Im Hwa-young Join OCN's New Project with "Trap - Drama"

2018/09/20 | Permalink

OCN has been gunning for film quality for a long time, and its new 'Dramatic Cinema' project will open with "Trap - Drama"; a hard-boiled thriller following the shocking story of national anchor Kang Woo-hyeon, who is caught in the titular trap. The series has cast Lee Seo-jin and Sung Dong-il as leads, with Im Hwa-young joining the lineup as well...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Everyone Loves Differently in Character Posters for "The Third Charm"

2018/09/19 | Permalink

The charming quartet of "The Third Charm" all have a different approach to love and romance, which is now being teased through newly released character posters. From the sentimental to the spontaneous, and from the romantic to the pragmatic, it looks like these pairings will be facing plenty of challenges...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Matrimonial Chaos" Teases Special Marital Arrangements in Official Poster.

2018/09/19 | Permalink

Korean drama can get more stale than week-old bread with its romance at times, but if you are looking for something on the fresh side, "Matrimonial Chaos" might try, and its new official poster brings the rules of this conveniently reversible not-divorce with it. Maybe this won't be as fresh after all...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 9-10

2018/09/19 | Permalink

I am fully invested in this whirlwind mystery that is "The Ghost Detective", as the series goes deeper into what now feels like a big web of connected lives and deaths. Da-il is discovering new abilities and dangers, Team Good is now complete, a new character seems to hold vital information, and with a hint of romance being created, our two heroes are about to meet new challenges...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yeon Woo-jin, Jung Yoo-mi and Park Yong-woo Lead OCN's "Priest"

2018/09/18 | Permalink

OCN's upcoming medical exorcism drama, "Priest", has confirmed actor Park Yong-woo alongside already courted Yeon Woo-jin and Jung Yoo-mi, completing its main cast. "Priest" is about doctors and exorcists working together in order to protect people who are dear to them. It will portray supernatural phenomena taking place in at a Catholic hospital of Southern Seoul in 2018...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] So Ji-sub and Jung In-sun Are Worlds Apart in Latest Teaser for "Terius Behind Me"

2018/09/18 | Permalink

We've been thoroughly exposed to agent Terius as a weird father figure to the children of "Terius Behind Me", but the latest teaser focuses on the leading duo and their very different lives taking place in close proximity. Can their connection provide both with a welcome change in their routine...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Jae-won and Kim Ki-doo Join "God's Quiz: Reboot"

2018/09/17 | Permalink

Actors Kim Jae-won and Kim Ki-doo have finally joined hands with "God's Quiz: Reboot", and will be joining the old crew as new members. Kim Jae-won's character sounds too nice to be so, while Kim Ki-doo sounds like a major tsundere. We love a good tsundere...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Yunjin Fights to Clear Her Name in First Teaser for "Ms. Ma, Nemesis"

2018/09/17 | Permalink

The titular Ms. Ma of "Ms. Ma, Nemesis" is here, and her served jail time as the killer of her daughter has taught her some formidable skills. The drama's first teaser shows off its leading lady and her plight of being framed, her newfound badassery, and her clashing with the detective who arrested her...More

[Orion's Drama News] Starry Flights

2018/09/15 | Permalink

It's time for some travel, or at least transit, as upcoming airport romance "Where Stars Land" has made its promotional entry to the drama game. Said game is currently going strong, as we have teasers, stills and other goodies from many upcoming series. I see more tough choices in my future...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 7-8

2018/09/14 | Permalink

The Woman in Red has finally met worthy challengers in "The Ghost Detective", and she is one mighty sore loser. With her psyche becoming more unstable, and our heroes a bigger thorn in her ghostly side, things are about to escalate. A new character appears, and the time has come for Sang-seob to learn of Da-il's current situation, which gives birth to a Subway product placement scene I never thought could make me cry...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Dae Jang Geum Is Watching" Holds Script Reading, Teases Deliciousness

2018/09/14 | Permalink

Love, food, and love for food are all great things to have, and they are also great tools to torture audiences with, a skill Korean drama has mastered all too well. Upcoming tale of foodie descendants, "Jang Geum, Oh My Grandma" has held its script reading, and announced its intentions for said torture...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Hyo-joo Competes With Ryu Deok-hwan in "God's Quiz: Reboot"

2018/09/14 | Permalink

I was just feel-smacked with Park Hyo-joo's special appearance in "The Guest - Drama", and it looks like the actress carries on with OCN. As previously announced in news about upcoming "God's Quiz: Reboot", she will be playing a main role as a new character in this fifth installment of the series...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 5-6

2018/09/13 | Permalink

Serial killers are scary, but serial killers with superpowers are terrifying. "The Ghost Detective" brings more twists, leaving our heroes with little time to process what is happening to them, and what has happened in their now shared past. The Woman in Red has a lot of secrets, and I am starting to wonder if several of the characters we have met so far are part of a common, supernaturally skilled group...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Where Stars Land" Releases Character Posters and New Teasers

2018/09/13 | Permalink

"Where Stars Land" has changed a number of times since its originally released premise, but the drama now about employees over at Incheon International Airport has a solid direction, and we have two new teasers, and four character posters to get more information from...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Kang-woo Confirms Villain Role in "The Item"

2018/09/13 | Permalink

"The Item" has finally secured all three leads, as Kim Kang-woo has confirmed his villain role of an The Item-obsessed sociopath. The news has released just a bit more information about his character, and the way he goes about making the The Items his, which involves a lot of murder. It's time we bid farewell to the cutie of "My Husband Oh Jak-doo"...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 16 Final

2018/09/13 | Permalink

To quote someone we all know and love, "Life" finds a way, and this is the best possible outcome we can hope for in regards to the future of Sangkook University Hospital, as well as our own world. The drama has been through a rough patch lately, but it bows out as gracefully as it can manage, leaving no magical solutions behind, but leaving us and its own characters some valuable food for thought...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Third Charm" Showcases Its Long-Spanning Romance in New Couple Stills

2018/09/12 | Permalink

"The Third Charm" is piling on the OTP goodness, and this time it's here to charm us with a romance that grows with time, along with the two people in it. The stills of Seo Kang-joon and Esom's characters provide a look into the changes that the couple goes through, which is in itself a very fresh concept in Korean drama...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Song Sae-byeok Might Lead "Possessed" as Ghost-Fearing Detective

2018/09/12 | Permalink

I'm already feeling sorry for this character, and he hasn't even been cast yet. Actor Song Sae-byeok may soon land his first leading role in a drama, having been offered the possessed detective in "Possessed". The sweet man with a tough demeanor sounds like he's going to have trouble adjusting to his new, double life...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] So Ji-sub Receives a Heart Sticker Badge in Second Teaser for "Terius Behind Me"

2018/09/11 | Permalink

Agent Terius has been given the greatest honor of all in the form of a cutesy heart sticker, and the added training of two very energetic children tugging at his arms, and his heartstrings. The latest teaser for "Terius Behind Me" is after our hearts and hormones once more...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Bad Papa" Reveals his Secret in 90s Style Retro Teaser

2018/09/11 | Permalink

If you thought dad jokes are cringe-worthy, wait until you see shameless dad self-promotion in its full 90s style, retro glory. The innovative, colorful, but surprisingly sombre new teaser for "Bad Papa" gives us a taste of the picture-perfect life that never was...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 15

2018/09/11 | Permalink

We are approaching some form of closure for "Life", but the ship of what was a cohesive whole has sailed long ago. Character alliances and interpersonal, but also work relationships change in unexpected ways, and the drama is trying to stretch all of its resolutions to the very last minute. Perhaps this is the series that "Life" wanted to be all along, but it sadly did not get to it soon enough...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Kyung-ho and Yoo In-na Up for Romance in "Touch Your Heart"

2018/09/10 | Permalink

Pray hard to the Dramagods and dust off your on-screen shipping urges, because we might be getting quite the adorable drama OTP. Actors Jung Kyung-ho and Yoo In-na could soon be leading "Touch Your Heart", a romance between a top lawyer and a top actress disguised as a secretary...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ju Ji-hoon and Jin Se-yeon Confirm "The Item", Possibly Joined by Kim Kang-woo

2018/09/10 | Permalink

Ju Ji-hoon is finally making his return to Korean drama through "The Item", the upcoming story about items with special powers, and he is joined by Jin Se-yeon. While there are no widespread confirmations yet, an exclusive piece states that actor Kim Kang-woo is also up for a leading role. Will this be the main trio of "The Item"...More

[Orion's Drama News] Everybody Gets a Drama

2018/09/08 | Permalink

This upcoming week offers a little bit of everything, as we have four premieres in entirely different genres and even platforms. I focused on gloom and doom dramas last week, so this time I'm going to lift your spirits with the adorable shenanigans of "Terius Behind Me". I could use an endearing rom-com right about now...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Samsung's Sci-Fi Web Drama "Ambergris" Releases Trailer and Posters

2018/09/07 | Permalink

This forever thirsty for science fiction in Korean entertainment puppy has mixed feelings about Samsung's upcoming dystopian web drama featuring Kim Sohye, Yang Dong-geun and Shin Goo, "Ambergris". Can a promotional campaign deliver some good drama sci-fi for my longing heart? Crossing all my crossables...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] So Ji-sub Meets His New Masters in Second Teaser for "Terius Behind Me"

2018/09/07 | Permalink

There's no time for brooding and remembering one's dark past when the overlords come a-calling, and agent Kim Bon's new bosses are persistent. In what is an incredibly cute, and promising teaser, "Terius Behind Me" gives me everything I've been wanting in terms of the dynamics between the agent and his neighbors...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 3-4

2018/09/07 | Permalink

Take me out for detective trash day, because I did not see this twist coming, especially so early on. Sadly, neither did our poor Da-il. What happens in episodes three and four will likely change a lot about the story that "The Ghost Detective" and Yeo-wool will be in need of adjusting to, while somehow making it all work to their advantage. Can this lovely duo crack the case, and what future awaits them after this major shift...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Moon Chae-won's "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" Confirms Release Date

2018/09/06 | Permalink

Pre-produced drama "Gyeryong Fairy Tale", which is now going by the English title "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter", has revealed its premiere date. The upcoming fantasy piece starring Moon Chae-won, Yoon Hyun-min and Seo Ji-hoon will be with us very shortly, so get your dramappetite going...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Maze Runner" Star Ki Hong Lee Joins "Prometheus" as CIA Agent

2018/09/06 | Permalink

"Prometheus" is coming along nicely on the casting front, as the drama has now added Korean-American Hollywood actor Ki Hong Lee in its lineup, and has officially brought the United States front into the story of the two Koreas. The actor will be playing a secret agent with the CIA, Frank Lee...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Ghost Detective" Episodes 1-2

2018/09/06 | Permalink

"The Ghost Detective" is here to sink his figurative teeth into the case, and his physical ones into demons. In what is one of the most exciting premieres I've seen in a while, the resilient, highly intelligent, spirit-biting detective and his resourceful, stubborn sidekick are up against a terrible foe working with - or perhaps on - equally terrible living persons. Join me for good ol' horror and mysteries...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Nam-gil, Kim Sung-kyun and Lee Hanee Courted for "The Fiery Priest"

2018/09/05 | Permalink

I don't think I can scream "TAKE IT!" harder over a potential cast, because Kim Nam-gil, Kim Sung-kyun and Lee Hanee teaming up to wash the law and religion of all sins sounds like too beautiful a dream. The dream might be turning into a reality, as all three actors are now positively considering their role offers...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung In-sun Springs Into Hardcore Action as Single Parent for "Terius Behind Me"

2018/09/05 | Permalink

Secret agents are impressive, but you haven't seen skill until you see a single parent juggle two kids and a household. As the younger demon-child of one, I'm very looking forward to Jung In-sun's Go Ae-rin and her domestic superpowers in "Terius Behind Me", which we can see in brand new stills...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 14

2018/09/05 | Permalink

People have been keeping things to themselves for a long time at Sangkook University Hospital, but my guess about Seung-hyo's noble intentions might have picked up on a plan or backup plan devised even longer before the president's arrival. Jin-woo is finally facing things out in the open and head on, but we have a lot to get through in a small amount of time. Can "Life" wrap it all up, and does it even want to...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoo Jae-myung and Ji Soo Brood Together in First Teaser for "Ping Pong Ball"

2018/09/04 | Permalink

The bromantic ship of forlorn lovers is sailing in upcoming two-part drama "Ping Pong Ball", and the first teaser featuring the world-weary duo portrayed by Yoo Jae-myung and Ji Soo has been released. The video is simple, understated and human, as the two share their imminent romantic rejections...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jang Hyuk Enters the Ring for "Bad Papa"

2018/09/04 | Permalink

Jang Hyuk and martial arts are a match made in hard work heaven, something "Bad Papa" would very much like to remind us in these first stills of our has-been and will-be hero. While the once best boxer goes through a slump following a questionable defeat that cost him everything, we'll no doubt be getting a great return...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 13

2018/09/04 | Permalink

After dropping that confusing cliffhanger last week, "Life" opts for a little break from the power play kerfuffle in episode thirteen. What is obviously a move to stall plot progression leaves room for focus on matters outside of Sangkook University Hospital. While some of them are welcome, the series is increasingly scrambling for drama in all the disappointing places. Can "Life" find its way back before the end...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Go Joon-hee and Yeon Jung-hoon Courted for OCN's "Possessed"

2018/09/03 | Permalink

Are you sick of exorcisms yet? If yes, too bad, because OCN has more spirit shenanigans in store for us. If you're complete suckers for the supernatural like I am, welcome, although there might be a bit of a cringeworthy twist in this one. OCN's latest addition is drama "Possessed", which is currently wooing Go Joon-hee and Yeon Jung-hoon for main roles...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] So Ji-sub's Secret Agent Resurfaces in "Terius Behind Me" Stills

2018/09/03 | Permalink

I've been wondering where the hero of "Terius Behind Me" has been lately, and he's finally back with a teaser, and these brand new stills. As tempting as it is to admire a man in a fine suit, the setting of this scene being a funeral kills that urge, but it does pique my curiosity about the agent's return to action...More

[Orion's Drama News] Ghosts of the Past

2018/09/01 | Permalink

The past comes back to haunt the characters of today's featured dramas in different ways, and I start off with the reunion of a father and his daughter in "My Only One". If you're looking for actual hauntings, fear not – or rather be afraid – because "The Ghost Detective" is premiering this upcoming week, and its chilling mystery deepens...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Player" Delivers Fraud on a Budget in New Posters and Teaser

2018/08/31 | Permalink

Upcoming money-stealing drama "The Player" is all about the style and coolness in its new poster, but it's also time to remember that our stylish criminals are working on certain restrictions. The newly released teaser brings their pride right back down to Earth, at least for about two minutes...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Ghost Detective" Reveals a Chilling Mystery in Highlight Video

2018/08/31 | Permalink

Get ready to be spooked and intrigued as we head into this new season, because "The Ghost Detective" is going all out with the chill factor and mystery cases. The upcoming horror drama has released a 6-minute highlight video featuring some yummy horror imagery, and an introduction to the conflict which will likely shape the drama's main story...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lim Ju-hwan Confirms Novelist Role in "Drama Special - The Long Farewell"

2018/08/30 | Permalink

Lim Ju-hwan will be joining "Drama Special - The Long Farewell", which now has a premise, as well as a leading lady in Jang Hee-jin. Lim Ju-hwan plays a novelist, and Jang Hee-jin will be playing his girlfriend and an editor at his publishing company...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] First Teaser for "Room No.9" Takes Us to the Beginning

2018/08/30 | Permalink

The titular room must carry quite the supernatural energy on it, or then the people in it do. The first teaser for upcoming soul-swap drama "Room No.9" is simple, short, and sweet, while at the same time showing us its concept and the three main leads...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 12

2018/08/30 | Permalink

I am not sure where "Life" has run off to, but its place is now taken over by a suspense thriller about Evil Rich Dudes™. The series has gone through a major shift in tone and focus during the last two episodes, and the pivotal decisions that come with it feel rushed and forced. If this is what we can expect from the final four episodes, I wonder why it was not introduced sooner, and more smoothly...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Go Hyun-Jung Considering Comeback with Park Shin-yang's "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment"

2018/08/29 | Permalink

Go Hyun-jung may be returning to Dramaland soon, as the actress has received an offer from upcoming drama "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment". The first season, "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho", is about a has-been prosecutor getting out of a rut and becoming a lawyer for the powerless, while fighting for personal revenge at the same time...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Descendants of the Sun" Darling, Jasper Cho Turns Villainous in "Terius Behind Me"

2018/08/29 | Permalink

Jasper Cho of "Descendants of the Sun" fame is back with a deadly role, as he turns into a trained killer for "Terius Behind Me". The drama has released stills of his character out to assassinate someone in Poland, and I wonder if this is the incident that will get our hero's loved one killed...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 11

2018/08/29 | Permalink

Crimes have been abundant in "Life", but its characters are faced with the most dangerous one yet, as political and company conspiracies start seeping into Sangkook University Hospital. Someone close to Jin-woo becomes involved, raising the tensions between him and Seung-hyo, as well as the sacrifices which may have to be made in order to fight this new, and very powerful set of foes. I just hope that this will not turn "Life" into the typical drama of its kind...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Meeting the Heroes of "The Guest - Drama" Through Character Posters

2018/08/28 | Permalink

The ghost-busting trio of "The Guest - Drama" come from different walks of life, and from a different approach to the supernatural, but these three badasses definitely look like they can handle anything thrown their way. The drama has released character posters, along with a summary of what each character is all about, and a fact I didn't previously know about...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Romantic Comedy "So I Married an Anti-Fan - Drama" Holds Script Reading

2018/08/28 | Permalink

Choi Tae-joon and Choi Soo-young's upcoming rom-com "So I Married an Anti-Fan - Drama" is preparing quite the universal release extravaganza, but the production is otherwise proceeding as usual, and we have script reading photos from the lovely cast, along with some words from PD Kang Cheol-woo...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ryu Deok-hwan, Yoon Joo-hee and Park Jun-myun Reunite for "God's Quiz: Reboot"

2018/08/27 | Permalink

Praised be the Dramagods, for they have not forsaken us! "God's Quiz: Reboot" is bringing back all the previously teased darlings of seasons past, as Yoon Joo-hee and Park Jun-myun join Ryu Deok-hwan on another adventure, with a fresh crew under the familiar creator...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Ghost Detective" Faces Buried Anger in Main Posters + Bonus Posters

2018/08/27 | Permalink

Every ghost has unfinished business in fiction, but when that business is loaded with heaps of postmortem anger, it's usually bad news for a lot of living people. "The Ghost Detective" has released two main posters, and they explore the grievances left unresolved...More

[Orion's Drama News] Cuteness for the Ages

2018/08/25 | Permalink

Sageuk has seen better days, but with all these "100 Days My Prince" goodies coming up, I am not so sure it has seen cuter ones. Today I bring you said goodies from the sweet OTP that Do Kyung-soo and Nam Ji-hyun will bringing us shortly. We also have some fun teasers from a variety of shows, and more, with one particular piece of potential casting news having made my week...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ryu Seung-soo Joins "Top Star Yoo Baek" as Mother-Like Figure

2018/08/24 | Permalink

The romantic island adventures of a has-been celebrity sound like quite the fun and refreshing premise for a romantic comedy, and the titular hero of "Top Star Yoo Baek" now has a partner for said adventures. Actor Ryu Seung-soo has joined the drama as Yoo Baek's no doubt overbearing friend...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Song Seung-heon's Conman Introduces Team in Cheeky "The Player" Teaser

2018/08/24 | Permalink

Just as I'm getting ready to dismiss "The Player" as a try-hard comedy action series, the latest teaser drops with a hefty, welcome dose of self-awareness. Song Seung-heon's conman introduces his team and their unique skills, but it's the little extra segment at the end that really wins me over...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 10

2018/08/24 | Permalink

The never ending power play of "Life" hits a deciding moment, as the new Director steps into power, and new games of pull and push begin between the hospital's ethical integrity and Hwajeong Group's ambitions. Jin-woo and his allies are up against powerful  opponents with what feels like the battle equivalent of a butter knife, and the personal crises that they face make everything all the more challenging...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Hundred Million Stars from the Sky" Releases Foreboding First Teaser

2018/08/23 | Permalink

Well, this is certainly looking dire. The upcoming Korean drama remake for Japanese series "One Million Stars Falling from the Sky" has released its first, grim teaser, which feels a bit like opening credits. It also looks about as dark as I would expect, going from the descriptions I'm finding. If you're looking for happy, cutesy romances, you might want to make a speedy exit now...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Sun-ah Considering Drama by "Two Weeks" PD and "The Village: Achiara's Secret" Writer

2018/08/23 | Permalink

Be still my heart, because I don't think I can handle this news. Actress Kim Sun-ah may be making a comeback in "Children of Nobody". The project, which sounds like a dark and gritty mystery, has given me three names I absolutely want to see together. Give this to me, Dramaland. Give this to me now...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Guest - Drama" Releases Infernal Posters

2018/08/22 | Permalink

I'm still not sure if the Hell our three heroes will go through is metaphorical or real, but the newly released posters for OCN's upcoming exorcism drama, "The Guest - Drama" are certainly piling on the scary red and fire. Our psychic, our priest, and our detective have a grand battle with a far-reaching evil ahead...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Se-young Courted for "The Crowned Clown" Alongside Yeo Jin-goo

2018/08/22 | Permalink

Upcoming drama remake of film "Masquerade", "The Crowned Clown" is now courting its leading man and leading woman, as Lee Se-young has joined the casting game along with Yeo Jin-goo. Should they accept, the two will play the queen and king...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Third Charm" Holds Charming Script Reading

2018/08/21 | Permalink

Upcoming romance drama "The Third Charm" has held its script reading, and it has released stills of the main and extended cast. Seo Kang-joon and Esom play characters in an epic love story of a romance spanning twelve years...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong and Bae Doona Return for "Kingdom - Season 2"

2018/08/21 | Permalink

It looks like the first season of upcoming zombie sageuk "Kingdom" has gone down well in the test screening phase, because the Netflix original starring Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong and Bae Doona will be returning for "Kingdom - Season 2". I'll never say no to sageuk zombies, or more sageuk zombies...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 9

2018/08/21 | Permalink

There is no helping those who will not help themselves, and the elite of Sangkook University Hospital are too busy fighting over the Director position to care about what it will mean for their organization. Jin-woo's newfound confidence pushes him a little further, which motivates Kyeong-moon to take a stand that is about to turn sour. Will our young doctor finally stop expecting others to make the sacrifices he should be partially shouldering himself...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Shin Woo-gyeom Joins "Bad Papa" as Victim of an Accident

2018/08/20 | Permalink

"Bad Papa" gets another addition to the mayhem caused by the experimental super drug that turns our hero from a has-been to a newly charged badass. Shin Woo-gyeom is joining the party, and he will have quite an interesting connection to the whole thing, as well as Jang Hyuk's character...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Ms. Ma, Nemesis" Releases Script Reading Photos and More Character Information

2018/08/20 | Permalink

The crew of "Ms. Ma, Nemesis" will be with us shortly, bringing an exciting story with them. The cast recently attended the script reading, and the new character descriptions get my anticipation firing on all cylinders. "Ms. Ma, Nemesis" follows a woman accused of murdering her daughter using sharp reasoning to reveal the truth...More

[Orion's Drama News] Fun Combos and Great Expectations

2018/08/18 | Permalink

With a torrent of new dramas upon us and casting news on future projects popping up left and right, I take a look at something new and potentially refreshing. "Big Forest" will be a combination of variety stars in a drama setting, and I might have to check it out. Dramaland is determined to drown me in content, and I am diving in without hesitation...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Ghost Detective" Brings Gaslighting Ghosts in Second Teaser

2018/08/17 | Permalink

We finally get the big revelation about Lee Ji-ah's character in the second teaser released for upcoming horror drama "The Ghost Detective", and the lady is not playing around with her words. Leave your wishes for romance at the door, because it looks like our detective dearest has other things in mind...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "God's Quiz: Reboot" Confirms Ryu Deok-hwan, Releases Premise and Production Information

2018/08/17 | Permalink

When Ryu Deok-hwan took on "Miss Hammurabi" upon returning from his military service, I was ready to bid my dreams of more "God's Quiz" farewell, but Dramaland is kind to me this time. The actor has been confirmed for a return to "God's Quiz: Reboot" (working title), and it's officially time to feel the hype, and panic...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoo Jae-myung and Ji Soo Bond Over Love Woes in Upcoming Drama "Ping Pong Ball"

2018/08/16 | Permalink

If you don't have enough Yoo Jae-myung in your "Life" these days (yes, I just did that), then get ready for some more of him in jTBC's upcoming two-part project "Ping Pong Ball", where he reunites with Ji Soo in a world-weary bromance of kindred souls. The series has made its peek-a-boo with script reading stills...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Choi Tae-joon and Choi Soo-young Couple up for "So I Married an Anti-Fan - Drama"

2018/08/16 | Permalink

Who needs healthy and functional relationships when you can hate each other's guts? Everyone, but that's not the answer this bickering romantic trope is looking for. Upcoming romantic comedy drama "So I Married an Anti-Fan - Drama" has landed Choi Tae-joon and Choi Soo-young as said bickering couple-to-be...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yeon Woo-jin and Jung Yoo-mi Courted for OCN's "Priest"

2018/08/15 | Permalink

We're drowning in priests lately, and OCN's upcoming addition after "The Guest - Drama" is "Priest", touted as Korea's first medical exorcism drama. The series has been courting Yeon Woo-jin as the titular priest, and actress Jung Yoo-mi might join up, fresh from her "Investigation Partners" run...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Yo-won and Yoo Ji-tae Confirm Historical Drama "Different Dreams"

2018/08/15 | Permalink

The confusing reports surrounding upcoming special project "Different Dreams" have finally cleared up, and the series finally has its main cast, which will not include Lee Young-ae after all. The drama has offered its leading roles to Lee Yo-won and Yoo Ji-tae, and both actors have confirmed their participation...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 8

2018/08/15 | Permalink

Jin-woo is finally pushed to some necessary limits, as his brother's involvement drags him to the spotlight of this battle. At the same time, a worrying twist has surfaced regarding Seon-woo, and I am hoping that the creators will not do what I fear. Seung-hyo is starting to see the value of this hospital's work among the organizational filth and personal ambitions of its top brass, but will his master allow him to achieve something for all...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Choi Jin-hyuk and Song Ha-yoon's "Devilish Happiness" Releases Script Reading Stills

2018/08/14 | Permalink

"Devilish Happiness" brings news and images of its devilishly diverse cast. The upcoming romantic drama about a man who loses his memory on a daily basis and a has-been actress is certainly gathering some main and supporting darlings that tempt even me to give it a go...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] The Dreaded Hand Has Arrived in Latest Teasers for "The Guest - Drama"

2018/08/14 | Permalink

"The Hand is here" and Kim Jae-wook, Kim Dong-wook and Jung Eun-chae are ready to greet it in the latest two-version teaser for upcoming exorcism-shamanism drama "The Guest - Drama". What is this infamous Hand coming from "deep within the East Sea", and can you fight it with hard praying or a gun...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 7

2018/08/14 | Permalink

The time has come for Seon-woo to enter the fight for Sangkook University Hospital, and the plans hidden behind his involvement strengthen the front forming against the hierarchy's worst. No-eul gets a little wake up call about Seung-hyo's methods, which nonetheless seem to have some genuine concern behind them, at least on a personal level. Our president dearest is slowly waking up to the realities of healthcare that need his consideration...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Song Young-kyu Joins "Ms. Ma, Nemesis" as Kim Yunjin's Husband

2018/08/13 | Permalink

Actor Song Young-kyu is back to us very swiftly, having been added to the cast of upcoming mystery drama "Ms. Ma, Nemesis" as the husband of Kim Yunjin's heroine. I can already see the 'Suspect' sign on him going by his character description alone...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung In-sun Wields Danger in First Stills for "Terius Behind Me"

2018/08/13 | Permalink

Jung In-sun's Go Ae-rin is playing with fire in the first stills for upcoming romance drama "Terius Behind Me", said fire being dangerous firearms. The down on her luck mother of two is about to get an unlikely buddy, and judging by these stills, the man comes prepared and probably jumpy at all times...More

[Orion's Drama News] Fresh Casting Wave

2018/08/11 | Permalink

The casting season has hit us hard, and many known, but also newly announced upcoming projects have made their big news entrance. Today I give you but a smidgen of the names and dramas we can expect, while shows almost upon us have their promotional efforts in full swing...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Ghost Detective" Brings Chills and Thrills in First Teaser and New Stills

2018/08/10 | Permalink

I've been waiting for this teaser, and I'm not disappointed. "The Ghost Detective" goes for atmosphere, dark crimes and perhaps a glimpse at even darker punishments, as Choi Daniel uncovers a lot of natural and supernatural nastiness under the surface. The drama has also been releasing stills of its major characters...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Song Seung-heon is All About the Money in First Teaser for OCN's "The Player"

2018/08/10 | Permalink

Upcoming OCN drama "The Player" whips out the Konglish to let us all know that it's all about the 'Money, Steal, Action' in its first teaser. The video is not very descriptive, but it looks like an action-packed series along the lines of "Squad 38", which makes me wonder how true its boasting about a fresh genre will be...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Young-ae and Yoo Ji-tae in Talks to Join Ambitious Historical "Different Dreams"

2018/08/09 | Permalink

This project didn't properly register on my radar for quite a while, and news on it has been sketchy, at best. While the thought of Lee Young-ae and Yoo Ji-tae in a spy-themed sageuk does sound rather exciting, I do have major reservations about the creators. Personal worries aside, the latest news on "Different Dreams" provides more information of the premise and the main characters...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Choi Jin-hyuk and Song Ha-yoon Have a Challenging Love in "Devilish Happiness"

2018/08/09 | Permalink

Upcoming romantic drama "Devilish Happiness" has released a teaser poster featuring Choi Jin-hyuk and Song Ha-yoon, along with some more character and production information. The series has also confirmed a simultaneous broadcast on MBN and Dramax, which should reportedly cover a bigger slice of the audience...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Ki-woong Joins "Prometheus" as Jin Goo's Adversary

2018/08/08 | Permalink

Upcoming ambitious project "Prometheus" has added another solid name to its cast of Ha Ji-won and Jin Goo, as actor Park Ki-woong has signed on to play somewhat of an enemy, or perhaps eventual frienemy to Jin Goo's character...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ju Ji-hoon Courted for "Save Me" Writer's Fantasy Mystery, "The Item"

2018/08/08 | Permalink

'HanCinema Writer Loses Composure Over Exciting Project' would have been my second title for this piece, as the news that writer Jeong I-do-I of "Save Me" has a new supernatural series coming out could only be topped by some promising casting plans that include someone like Ju Ji-hoon...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 6

2018/08/08 | Permalink

A surprising decision by Seung-hyo turns the tables and brings the planned strike to a halt, leaving everyone in "Life" wondering where to go from here, right before they find another obstacle in their way. What has begun as looking like an outrage-du-jour plot waiting for us gets a welcome injection of intrigue, as Seon-woo seems to have a lot more weighing on his shoulders than he lets on, opening a whole new can of works for the drama's mysteries...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 5

2018/08/07 | Permalink

As the hospital prepares for a strike to end what they see as upper management tyranny, Seung-hyo gets a taste of the differences between spotting problems, and understanding them. With the press and the public becoming aware of the ongoing situation, Jin-woo has an important meeting with a more impartial force that puts some things into perspective for him as well. Communication is what the characters of "Life" are in most dire need of...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Go Soo, Uhm Ki-joon, Seo Ji-hye and Kim Ye-won Confirm "Cardiothoracic Sugery"

2018/08/07 | Permalink

Upcoming medical drama "Two Lives One Heart" has its leads and some supporting additions, as Go Soo, Uhm Ki-joon, Seo Ji-hye and Kim Ye-won have confirmed their appearance. The series tells the story of a desperate surgeon caught in a dilemma described as 'two lives, only one heart', which definitely sounds like a difficult choice to face...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Hee-sun, Kim Hae-sook and Kim Young-kwang Confirmed for "Room No.9"

2018/08/07 | Permalink

It's been 84 years! I've been waiting for confirmation on this cast for a while now, and we finally have it. Kim Hee-sun, Kim Hae-sook and Kim Young-kwang are now on board upcoming body-swap drama "Room No.9". It is the story of a lawyer and a death row inmate whose fate is switched, and of a man who holds the key to that fate...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Guest - Drama" Drops Ominous Second Teaser and First Stills

2018/08/06 | Permalink

I don't know about you, but after this teaser I'm extremely ready to do some cardio while noping hard out of whatever is going on in "The Guest - Drama". The video teases terrifying forces from the deep, yet I still don't know whether those are supernatural or not...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Choi Daniel Gets Down and Dirty in First Stills for "The Ghost Detective"

2018/08/06 | Permalink

"The Ghost Detective" has seen better days and cleaner clothing, as Choi Daniel takes a proper dip in the mud for the upcoming supernatural mystery drama. The actor has been filming for what is reportedly a very important scene, and we get to enjoy the fruit of his hard labor...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 4

2018/08/06 | Permalink

Episode four of "Life" keeps pushing the envelope on how far Seung-hyo will go to have control, despite his obvious reservations. From stealing land built on blood and tears to using a human shield in order to control a rogue element within the hospital, the man is determined. As morally reprehensible as he is, he is up against equally sordid foes, which brings us to the theme of the day; cowardice in the face of responsibility...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 3

2018/08/05 | Permalink

What I thought was an expert at playing it safe is just a rebel without a plan, as Jin-woo lacks the necessary strategic thinking to handle the Pandora's box that he has single-handedly opened. More importantly, he lacks the conviction to do so. Once again, Seung-hyo does what he knows best, and brings Jin-woo face to face with these lackluster efforts. Seung-hyo is clearly winning, and Jin-woo needs to catch up...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 2

2018/08/05 | Permalink

The fight for Sangkook University Hospital has begun, and the arrival of someone probably already being burned in effigy by the staff brings a lot of nastiness to the surface. While Jin-woo struggles to find information and allies for his plans, the aforementioned Seung-hyo is already reworking the hospital from the ground up, eager to cut away the parts that do not suit his needs and the greater ambitions hidden behind them...More

[Orion's Drama News] Deep, Dark and Personal Investigations

2018/08/04 | Permalink

With a pile of recently released dramas in all manner of genre behind us, it is time I look to the future and its offerings; a search which brings me to ghostly detectives and mysterious cases. "The Ghost Detective", "The Guest - Drama" and "Ms. Ma, Nemesis" bring us a range of crimes from the real to the supernatural...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 1

2018/08/04 | Permalink

"Life" starts with a thud, rather than a bang, and the ripples caused by one's tragic fall that sparks everything already brewing under the surface begin showing immediately. The drama's sleek, dark and intense first episode introduces its characters and their basic connections, but it wastes no time in setting up the main mystery, the power play, as well as some more surprising elements, fueling my excitement for the story...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Oh Young-shil Joins "The Third Charm" as Seo Kang-joon's Mother

2018/08/03 | Permalink

Actress Oh Young-shil has been cast in upcoming drama "The Third Charm", shortly following the addition of actors Min Woo-hyuk and Shin Do-hyun. The actress will be portraying male lead On Joon-yeong's (Seo Kang-joon) mother...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "100 Days My Prince" Releases Stills of Do Kyung-soo and Nam Ji-hyun

2018/08/03 | Permalink

Following the release of its first teaser videos "100 Days My Prince" adds on to the OTP appeal with some new stills of Do Kyung-soo and Nam Ji-hyun, as well as some information about their characters and their connection...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Hyun-joon and Lee Yeol-eum Become Siblings for "Jang Geum, Oh My Grandma"

2018/08/02 | Permalink

We have some new casting additions for upcoming series "Jang Geum, Oh My Grandma", a story about the struggles of daily life experienced by the iconic figure's 28th generation descendants, siblings Han San-hae, Han Jin-mi and Han Jeong-sik. Actors Lee Yeol-eum and Kim Hyun-joon join Shin Dong-wook to form this trio...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Guest - Drama" Reveals Protagonists and Shamanistic Rituals in First Teaser

2018/08/02 | Permalink

After torturing us with motion posters from "The Guest - Drama" on social media, OCN has finally dropped a proper first teaser for the upcoming exorcism-themed drama. The video shows us an eerie, but imposing Korean shamanistic ritual, before it teases us with a glimpse of leads Kim Dong-wook, Kim Jae-wook and Jung Eun-chae...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ko Sung-hee Becomes the Latest Addition to "Ms. Ma, Nemesis"

2018/08/01 | Permalink

Actress Ko Sung-hee follows up her roles in "Mother - Drama" and "Suits" with what appears to be a mysterious assistant character in the upcoming woman-centric mystery series "Ms. Ma, Nemesis". She will be joining Kim Yunjin, Jung Woong-in and others recently confirmed...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Ghost Detective" Drops Dark and Creepy Posters Featuring Choi Daniel

2018/08/01 | Permalink

Turn these posters into essential oils and rub them all over me, because nothing makes this mortal coil's hungry soul happier than some good horror in Dramaland, as we need more solid series in the genre. "The Ghost Detective" (also known as "Today's Detective") has released some fine posters sparking the mystery through Choi Daniel's Lee Da-il...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Won-hae, Lee Jae-kyoon and Lee Joo-young Join "The Ghost Detective"

2018/07/31 | Permalink

"The Ghost Detective" gets some solid support in his paranormal endeavors, as actors Kim Won-hae, Lee Jae-kyoon and Lee Joo-young have signed on to play a trio assisting the protagonists in their ghostly escapades. The three join Choi Daniel, Park Eun-bin and Lee Ji-ah...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Woong-in and CNU Confirm Appearance in "Ms. Ma, Nemesis"

2018/07/31 | Permalink

Actor Jung Woong-in and B1A4 member CNU have joined Kim Yunjin in her return after a 19 year Korean drama hiatus for upcoming woman-centric detective drama, "Ms. Ma, Nemesis". The newly cast actors will be playing characters in law enforcement, adding on to the investigative power of the story...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Shin-yang Considering Paparazzo Role for "Big Issue"

2018/07/30 | Permalink

Park Shin-yang might be getting much busier much sooner, as the actor has received an offer for the leading role of a paparazzo in upcoming SBS drama "Big Issue". The story centers around said paparazzo pursuing scandals, and you know that Park Shin-yang would rock that role...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Hide and Seek - Drama" Releases Dark Fairy Tale Posters and Teaser

2018/07/30 | Permalink

I rarely get captivated by posters, given the amount of repetition and often uninspired concepts that go around, but "Hide and Seek - Drama" is definitely wooing my aesthetic appreciation. The upcoming weekend drama is all about that dark fairy tale vibe, going from hide and seek themed posters to smacking us over the head with it in its first teaser...More

[Orion's Drama News] Death Note Light

2018/07/28 | Permalink

Yours truly may be cursing the scorching heat with every fiber of her being, but all the upcoming drama goodies provide something to focus on. Today I give you a quick recap of news on "Revenge Note 2", a teen romance with a dire-sounding twist. We have new dramas, new goodies, and casting news as well...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "100 Days My Prince" Releases First Script Reading Photos

2018/07/27 | Permalink

Upcoming pre-produced sageuk, "100 Days My Prince" has finally kicked off its official promotion, and it brings us quite the impressive cast gathering during its first script reading, which was held in March. Buckle up and count the darlings...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Terius Behind Me" Releases Teaser Posters of So Ji-sub in Poland

2018/07/27 | Permalink

"Terius Behind Me" certainly knows what the people want, and it delivers. The drama has released teaser posters of So Ji-sub as protagonist Kim Bon, but the setting and the importance its role will play in the story are where the juicy details lie...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ha Ji-won and Jin Goo's "Prometheus" Holds Open Audition for Rookie Actors

2018/07/26 | Permalink

Upcoming big budget drama "Prometheus" is looking for 10 new actors to join Ha Ji-won and Jin Goo in this story tackling inter-Korean relations. The production will be holding a public, open audition in order to find the fresh talent that they are looking for...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Min Woo-hyuk and Shin Do-hyun Join Seo Kang-joon and Esom on "The Third Charm"

2018/07/26 | Permalink

Actors Min Woo-hyuk and Shin Do-hyun have confirmed their appearance on upcoming 'realistic romance drama', "The Third Charm". The two join Seo Kang-joon and Esom on this story about four men and women who fall for one another's titular 'third charm'. Yang Dong-geun and Lee Yoon-ji have already confirmed their participation as well...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Bong Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook's "Snowpiercer" Series Coming Next Year

2018/07/25 | Permalink

Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" is getting a series adaptation with a new story, new cast and a global distribution. Netflix will be airing the series globally, while TNT will handle its distribution in the US. Joining Bong Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook as executive producers will be Lee  Tae-hoon and Choi Doo-ho, who also worked on the film...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "My ID is Gangnam Beauty" Releases Trailer and Highlight Videos

2018/07/25 | Permalink

Upcoming growth drama "My ID is Gangnam Beauty" has released a teaser and nearly 12-minutes of highlight videos giving us a better look at the heroine and her beau's backstory, as well as the conflicts that will challenge their student and personal life moving forward. From campus enemies to parental disappointment, the two have a lot on their plate...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Kyung-nam-II Courted for "Where Stars Land"

2018/07/24 | Permalink

Actor Kim Kyung-nam-II, whose most recent notable roles have been in "Prison Playbook" and "Come and Hug Me", has received an offer from upcoming airport-themed drama "Where Stars Land", and apparently a number of other works as well...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Familiar Wife" Showcases Familiar Supporting Favorites

2018/07/24 | Permalink

Upcoming universe-flipping romance "Familiar Wife" has released stills and information for its supporting cast of characters, and there are a lot of familiar lovelies to be found here. This time around, we get to meet the people working at hero Cha Joo-hyeok's (Ji Sung) bank, from the high-ranked to the probably underpaid...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Shin Dong-wook and Kwon Yuri Lead "Jang Geum, Oh My Grandma"

2018/07/23 | Permalink

Nothing weighs heavier than family pressure, except for having generations of an iconic figure's fame on your back. The hilariously titled "Jang Geum, Oh My Grandma" explores the idea of how the titular Dae Jang Geum's descendants are living in the present day...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoon Si-yoon and Park Byung-eun Have a Stare-Down for "Your Honor"

2018/07/23 | Permalink

I know a production is excited about its own cast when they let the photos speak for the scene, and the combined popularity of Yoon Si-yoon and Park Byung-eun is a solid reason for that confidence. The latest images from "Your Honor" show the two actors' characters clashing...More

[Orion's Drama News] A Drama For Every Occasion

2018/07/21 | Permalink

We are in for a major wave of summer drama premieres this week, so prepare to greet a whopping eight of them. The shows are spanning across enough genres and tones to cover all manner of taste and moods, but I have attempted to divide them into meaty and lighter experiences. Join me in picking out new watch list additions...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Shin-yang Returns for "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment"

2018/07/20 | Permalink

In news that make my Ori-heart so very happy, "Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2: Crime and Punishment" is finally being produced, and actor Park Shin-yang has been confirmed for a return to his cheeky and unorthodox role as its leading and titular character...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Fiery Priest" May Have Found Its PD

2018/07/20 | Permalink

I always take isolated news not shared by a number of portals and publications with a grain of salt, but if this News1 exclusive is accurate, then the upcoming priest-themed crime drama has found its PD in Lee Myeong-woo of "Whisper" and "Punch - Drama" fame...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Min-sung Makes Special Appearance in "Your Honor"

2018/07/19 | Permalink

Upcoming courtroom drama "Your Honor" has landed actor Jung Min-sung ("Land of Happiness", "Mother - Drama"), who has confirmed his guest role in it. The news comes with some basic information on his traits, and on his character connections...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] OCN's "Priest" Changes PD, Continues Casting Efforts

2018/07/19 | Permalink

This is a bummer as far as my personal excitement goes, as PD Kim Seong-soo ("Save Me", "Genome Hazard") will not be helming upcoming medical exorcism drama "Priest". While a new PD has been found, the series is still in the casting process, and the names to have received offers so far give us a general idea of the production's goals...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos" Is a Thing, and I Have Been Living Under a Rock

2018/07/18 | Permalink

I'm not sure how a film based on drama "Bad Guys" managed to sneak up on me like this, but I only found out about it this week. The popular OCN series has received a less-than-popular spin-off, "Bad Guys : Vile City", which I have yet to see, but it's now getting a dedicated film as well. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but the news is promising...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Meet the Characters of "My ID is Gangnam Beauty" Through New Posters

2018/07/18 | Permalink

We've already seen the basic descriptions for the four leads of upcoming 'inner growth' drama "My ID is Gangnam Beauty", and the recently released character posters give us a little summary of what they're all about, with the news attached to them providing some more detail. Heroine Kang Mi-rae enters a wild campus life that will change her, hopefully for the better...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Risky Romance" Gets Too Close and Personal in Latest Teaser and Posters

2018/07/17 | Permalink

The leads of "Risky Romance" will have quite the character and approach differences to overcome, and when that approach includes invading one's personal space around the genital region, I imagine we're in for quite a ride. The series has released a new teaser of its bickering couple, as well as two posters...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Your Honor" Marks a Fresh Start at Law and Order in New Posters

2018/07/17 | Permalink

Upcoming courtroom drama "Your Honor" has released two new posters of its first and second leads, teasing a sense of purpose for the ex-convict hero who becomes a judge in his identical twin's stead. The family's pariah has to become its prodigy when the latter mysteriously disappears...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Things Turn Violent in Latest "Familiar Wife" Stills

2018/07/16 | Permalink

I can't count the times when domestic abuse is presented as comedic, or worse, romantic in Korean drama, but I hope that "Familiar Wife" will be going for a more down to Earth approach in its universe-bending story. Ji Sung and Han Ji-min's couple has seen better, and less abusive days...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Life" Brings a Word to the Wise in Sixth Teaser

2018/07/16 | Permalink

Money, power and the pressure of surviving and getting ahead in life tempt the best of us, but a hospital is where such desires can become deadly. Chun Ho-jin's Lee Bo-hoon warns his juniors of this amidst a major hospital power shift in the latest blood-soaked teaser for "Life"...More

[Orion's Drama News] New and Sudden Futures

2018/07/14 | Permalink

Cute beginnings do not always lead to happy endings, as the couple of "Familiar Wife" knows all too well. Today I take a look at the upcoming drama's new goodies, as well as the more carefree cute beginnings of "Thirty But Seventeen". Many upcoming shows have their promotion in full swing, and some major casting news for big projects are popping up...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jin Goo Joins Ha Ji-won in Action Spy Drama "Prometheus"

2018/07/13 | Permalink

Following Ha Ji-won's casting for upcoming ambitious series "Prometheus", actor Jin Goo has joined the production as a man holding a pivotal role in the story. Jin Goo will be playing Park  Hoon, a member of the North Korean embassy in Moscow, and a man who is swept by the tides of fate...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Familiar Wife" Turns the Tables and Worlds in Character and Group Posters

2018/07/13 | Permalink

The characters of "Familiar Wife" go through some major changes due to its hero's fate-altering decision, and the drama's newly released posters tease those changes, while giving us a peek into the thoughts of our leads. Things have definitely been better between the leading couple, but will a fancier timeline be what they really want...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Terrible Thoughts Take Over in Second Teaser for "Time - Drama"

2018/07/12 | Permalink

There's no silver lining in the lives of the "Time - Drama" characters as their current situation stands, and the drama's second teaser makes it inescapably clear. These people have complicated relationships, and it doesn't look like they're taking them some place pleasant...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Nam Sang-mi Pieces Memories Together in "Let Me Introduce Her" Posters

2018/07/12 | Permalink

Upcoming amnesia-themed mystery "Let Me Introduce Her" has released posters of its heroine and the characters whose jigsaw puzzle of an involvement she needs to piece together. All of it is done to answer that one simple, burning question. "Who could I be"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Min-sang Picks Another Doctor Role for "Thirty But Seventeen"

2018/07/11 | Permalink

Following his casting as a doctor in "Devilish Happiness", which marks a reunion with actor Choi Jin-hyuk after "Tunnel - Drama", Kim Min-sang lands another role as a healthcare professional, this time including psychology as well. The actor's agency has confirmed his appearance in upcoming romantic comedy "Thirty But Seventeen"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Risky Romance" Brings Us Color and Glitz in Character Posters

2018/07/11 | Permalink

Upcoming hormone-themed romantic comedy "Risky Romance" is introducing its characters through colorful and sparkly posters, and I've also gathered some details on the second leads to go with them. Don't be fooled by the genre, because everyone here seems to suffer in some way or other...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Witch Trio Brings Food, Superpowers and Romance to Humans in "Witch's Love"

2018/07/10 | Permalink

I've seen the word 'witch' used as a figurative character trait so often, that its literal use in upcoming MBN drama "Witch's Love" flew right under my radar, to use an appropriate idiom. The series is a fantasy romance about a chaebol of three years becoming tangled up with three witches who move into the apartment building he owns...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Thirty But Seventeen" Brings Confusion and Crushed Desserts in Latest Teaser

2018/07/10 | Permalink

I don't know what our heroine of "Thirty But Seventeen" would expect from a romantic first meeting, but no one would crush my choco pie with their careless glutes and get away with it lightly. The titular time-warped protagonist, Woo Seo-ri, has a confusing return to society following her coma of 13 years, and hero Gong Woo-jin's unconventional ways and rude bun buns aren't helping...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Terius Behind Me" Releases Script Reading Stills and Character Information

2018/07/09 | Permalink

Upcoming spy-themed romantic comedy drama "Terius Behind Me" has held its script reading, and we get some additional information on its cast and two of its guest stars. We also have stills of them entering their roles and giving us a first glimpse into the drama's promotional efforts...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Risky Romance" Gets Hot and Dangerous in Second Teaser

2018/07/09 | Permalink

I trust the science of "Risky Romance" about as much as I'd trust a butcher with brain surgery, but the series is very dedicated to its idea of raging hormones, which our heroine thinks are becoming a life-threatening danger to our hero. Her experiment includes invasion of privacy in all forms, and misunderstandings aren't far behind...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 31-32 Final

2018/07/08 | Permalink

Understanding what you need to hold on to and what to let go of is difficult, but that first step can make or break you. It is a step made by many characters in "Secret Mother", and one Jae-yeol could never take. There is little to be said and done about a past so tainted, but Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong have to build a future through its consequences. The ending is uplifting for some, tragic for others, and ultimately a result of their decisions and actions...More

[Orion's Drama News] New Faces and Musical Places

2018/07/07 | Permalink

This week is all about adventure, but in two different definitions. I bring you the surprisingly action-packed teasers for "Let Me Introduce Her", an adventure to recover a mysterious past. "to.Jenny" brings us closer to the adventure that is life with some sweet tunes and some tumultuous youth. Join me for a look at them and other promising shows...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 29-30

2018/07/07 | Permalink

Denial is a force to be reckoned with in the hearts of humans, and it is an ongoing theme in "Secret Mother", as Jae-yeol falls deeper and deeper into a losing battle with his past. Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong need to be smarter as they prepare one final push to discover what happened that night. With the source of the phonecall confirmed and holding vital information, the heroines must face their demons in whichever form they meet them...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Thirty But Seventeen" Releases First Stills of Its Oddball Duo

2018/07/06 | Permalink

The unapologetically weird "Thirty But Seventeen" continues to play up its leading pair's unconventional existence in new stills of Shin Hye-sun and Yang Se-jong. The two people have been living outside of our society for different reasons, and they have a long way to go before it feels familiar again...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ji Sung and Han Jin-min Meet Across Worlds in First Teasers for "Familiar Wife"

2018/07/06 | Permalink

Get your theorizing caps on, because the newly released teasers for "Familiar Wife" bring us a meeting of two people in two universes, and an intriguing detail opening a whole new can of possibility worms. It all starts with a fateful choice that brings about what Ji Sung's hero describes as "My life's only 'if'"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Time - Drama" Releases Bleak First Teaser and Poster

2018/07/05 | Permalink

Time seems to be exceptionally cruel for the protagonists of "Time - Drama", a group so full of angst that not even the Bg T itself can heal them. The series has released a very dark first teaser, along with a simple, but stylish poster to drive its concept home...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ha Ji-won Joins Big Budget Drama "Prometheus"

2018/07/05 | Permalink

In Greece we have a saying that goes "When you hear of many cherries, carry a small basket", which essentially means that you should not buy into hype. Upcoming big budget drama "Prometheus", which has now landed actress Ha Ji-won as its lead is asking for a gigantic basket, but can it deliver the cherries to fill it...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "My ID is Gangnam Beauty" Releases Campus Quartet Poster and First Teaser

2018/07/04 | Permalink

Upcoming inner growth drama "My ID is Gangnam Beauty" has released a colorful and vibrant poster of its four leads and what defines them, at least to begin with, as well as its first teaser. The drama is about a heroine who undergoes plastic surgery to avoid bullying discovering real beauty through a university campus life that turns out very differently than what she had imagined...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Joo Sang-wook and Lee Min-jung Reunite for "Fates and Furies"

2018/07/04 | Permalink

We have a "Sly and Single Again" reunion on our hands, as Lee Min-jung has accepted the role offered for upcoming melodrama "Fates and Furies", which has also cast Joo Sang-wook as its hero. It's definitely good for a production to have a duo that has already built rapport, so the two will hopefully bring that experience with them...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Giants Clash in Fourth and Fifth Teasers for "Life"

2018/07/03 | Permalink

We're starting to get a clearer picture of all the alliances we can expect from "Life" to start with, as the two new teasers focused on Ye Jin-woo (Lee Dong-wook) and Goo Seung-hyo (Cho Seung-woo) reveal the conflicts brewing. Ideals and business clash, and secrets seem plentiful in this power game with people's lives at stake...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Body-swap Drama "Room No.9" to Follow "Mr. Sunshine" in September

2018/07/03 | Permalink

I'm still playing the guessing game on the main cast of "Room No.9", as all three potential leads have been courted for a while, but with no official confirmations involved at the time. Regardless, the drama now has its timeslot with tvN, as it is planning a premiere following "Mr. Sunshine" in September. The drama has released information on the characters along with the news...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Thirty But Seventeen" Takes a Turn for the Bizarre in First Teasers

2018/07/02 | Permalink

I'm not sure what my eyes just witnessed and my brain refuses to process, but kudos for the dedication to absurdity that these first teasers for "Thirty But Seventeen" are. Our teen-minded adult heroine has to face a new life and a new world following her coma of 13 years, but she also has to face a hero who seems to have enough on his plate already...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Si-young and Ji Hyun-woo Have a Meet-Clash in First Teaser for "Risky Romance"

2018/07/02 | Permalink

Leave it to Dramaland to take dire topics and turn them into romantic comedy material, the latest one being a behavioral imbalance caused by a car accident. This is the plight of "Risky Romance" hero, Han Seung-joo (Ji Hyun-woo), a man "injured by hormones". Enter hormone-obsessed heroine, Joo In-ah (Lee Si-young), and her goal to make sense of it all. How? Through dating, of course...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 27-28

2018/07/01 | Permalink

The mysterious phone call made by Hyeon-joo, or someone pretending to be her complicates what would have otherwise been a simple, albeit terrible indication of Jae-yeol's guilt. There are two possibilities for his crimes, and they are both equally tragic and horrifying. Jae-yeol has done something terrible, and we will soon find out who the main victim of it is. Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong have different goals, but the women know it is time for closure in "Secret Mother"...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 25-26

2018/06/30 | Permalink

The sordid affairs of "Secret Mother" just keep getting nastier and nastier, but Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong are no longer in denial or running away. On the other hand, Jae-yeol is very much doing both things the more he is backed into a corner by the two women, and a voice of questionable origin on the phone is not enough to convince me that he has not directly harmed Hyeon-joo or even Min-ji. For the sake of his family, I hope he has done neither...More

[Orion's Drama News] Clean Homes and Messy Battlefields

2018/06/30 | Permalink

If you are still recovering from the preemption of dramas that has been going on during the past few weeks, rejoice at the fact that new shows are coming as the old ones rediscover their place. "Your House Helper" and "Mr. Sunshine" are premiering soon, while new and upcoming shows get more news, casting additions and promotional goodies. The summer and beyond is a promising season...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Life" Releases Striking Character Posters for Yoo Jae-myung and Moon So-ri

2018/06/29 | Permalink

"Life" definitely knows how to make an impression, because stern Moon So-ri and blood-soaked Yoo Jae-myung are definitely bringing the drama and oomph I didn't feel from the posters for Lee Dong-wook and Cho Seung-woo. The latest images come with character information and some words from the actors...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Uhm Ki-joon Joins "Two Lives One Heart" as Complex Villain

2018/06/29 | Permalink

Make way for the return of Uhm Ki-joon, whose time with the "Defendant" PD and writers has clearly formed a solid bond. The actor is reuniting with the creators for a reportedly nuanced villain working against Go Soo's hero in upcoming medical drama "Two Lives One Heart"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Uhm Hyun-kyung and Kim Young-min Join the Sordid Affairs of "Hide and Seek - Drama"

2018/06/28 | Permalink

We have new faces joining Lee Yu-ri and Song Chang-eui in "Hide and Seek - Drama", the outlandish story exploring the fate of the heiress to the nation's largest cosmetics conglomerate, and a woman who had to live that life in her stead, as well as the desires and secrets surrounding them...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ji Sung Living the Hard Working Life in First Stills for "Familiar Wife"

2018/06/28 | Permalink

Life is a challenge for Cha Joo-hyeok, the hero of fantasy romance "Familiar Wife" played by Ji Sung. The man leads a humble life, which is about to take a turn for the extraordinary when a single choice made by him alters the fate he has been following so far. The drama has released stills of its hero living his old humble life...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "to.Jenny" Brings Family and Music Together in Script Reading Stills

2018/06/27 | Permalink

Upcoming two-part musical drama "to.Jenny" brings us its lovely cast and some new information on the hero's family through some stills of the drama's script reading that took place in May. "to.Jenny" is a new type of music drama, which combines the excitement of a first love with indie music. It is about a man who expresses his first love through music, and a woman who chases her dreams while living a difficult life...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ha Seok-jin Clears the Clutter in Poster and Trailer for "Your House Helper"

2018/06/27 | Permalink

Get ready to have your house and soul cleansed, by Ha Seok-jin, no less. "Your House Helper" is a "life healing" drama about a perfect man and professional house helper with the job of aiding women whose minds and homes are a mess due to their complicated lives...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Your Honor" Cast Brings Smiles to the Drama's Script Reading

2018/06/26 | Permalink

Big names bring big smiles to the table of "Your Honor", as the main and supporting cast have gathered in person and in character, slowly bringing the drama to life and giving us the first promotional goodies from the event in the form of stills. I'm really loving most of the actors I see here, and I hope that the experienced creators use them well...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Nam Sang-mi Becomes an Amnesiac Heroine in First Stills for "About Her"

2018/06/26 | Permalink

I award "About Her" full cookie points in making its first stills as descriptive of the heroine's plight as possible, as Nam Sang-mi appears lost and dizzy in her amnesiac character. The reasons behind this confusion, as well as the drama's currently reported genre do perk up my interest by a smidgen...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Life" Releases Character Posters for Lee Dong-wook and Cho Seung-woo

2018/06/25 | Permalink

Upcoming medical drama "Life" has been steadily releasing a lot of impressive material, and this time around we get character posters for its two leading men, as well as more information on their roles. The battle between these two, their goals, ethics and ideology is already looking nasty, so get your sadistic viewer appetite going...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ji Sung and Han Ji-min Meet in First Poster for "Familiar Wife"

2018/06/25 | Permalink

We have all heard of life-changing decisions, but what if the concept became a bit too real? This is the idea upcoming romantic drama "Familiar Wife" tackles, as the two leads find themselves in an impossible situation brought about as a consequence of just one decision. The series gives us a peek at Ji Sung and Han Ji-min's OTP through its first poster...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 23-24

2018/06/24 | Permalink

I have rarely been so delightfully frustrated while watching a drama, as "Secret Mother" is hitting a lot of sweet spots with its relentlessly obscure truth. The things I thought I knew are looking much worse, but it only takes one ominous phone call to throw all those theories right back into the humble pile of speculation. Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong have a complicated truth to untangle, and it now includes yet another victim...More

[Orion's Drama News] Stylish Sunshine and Creepy Crimes

2018/06/23 | Permalink

Great things are approaching, be it in terms of scale or the warm fuzzies they create in my heart. Today I bring you a peek into the highly popular cast and the ambitious production of "Mr. Sunshine", before taking a look at the crimes and spirits of upcoming ghost-chasing drama "The Ghost Detective" and its lovely leads. My body and watch list are ready, Dramaland...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 21-22

2018/06/23 | Permalink

"Secret Mother" is finally back after a long absence, and the drama carries on taking its heroines' lives from bad to worse, but hopefully towards resolution. The contents of the warehouse are revealed, lies are crawling left and right, and there are now very few doubts left as to who has done what. Unfortunately for Yoon-jin, Eun-yeong, and everyone touched by the evil that is lurking, it looks like we have plenty of suffering left to go...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Byung-choon Joins "Bad Papa" as Chief Inspector and Lonesome Dad

2018/06/22 | Permalink

"Bad Papa" has slowly been adding to its cast, and the latest one to join is yet another father with woes, played by actor Kim Byung-choon. Hero Yoo Ji-cheol's (Jang Hyuk) involvement with the law seems to be a central element in the series, given its casting so far, and this papa ally might provide our Ji-cheol with some good influence...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Memories of the Alhambra" Releases First Stills of Hyun Bin

2018/06/22 | Permalink

Upcoming fantasy drama "Memories of the Alhambra" is dipping its toes in the promotional game with the release of its first stills for Hyun Bin's Yoo Jin-woo. They're not descriptive of any plot points or otherwise dramatic, but a first look doesn't really have to be, especially for a very marketable leading man...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Ji-ah Becomes a Mysterious Woman for "The Ghost Detective"

2018/06/21 | Permalink

"The Ghost Detective" proves its psychic abilities once more, because an otherworldly mysterious woman is just the kind of intriguing character to make my anticipation of this drama even stronger. Delusions of grandeur on my part aside, Lee Ji-ah leaves "My Mister" for a role I can't wait to dive into...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Seo Yi-sook, Uhm Hyo-sup and Sung Joo Become NIS Trio for "Terius Behind Me"

2018/06/21 | Permalink

We've been getting so many additions to the cast of "Terius Behind Me" lately, and the latest ones are an NIS agent trio involved in the mess that hero Kim Bon (So Ji-sub) has found himself in. Uhm Hyo-sup, Seo Yi-sook and Sung Joo have a different dynamic with our protagonist, and different motivations...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "My ID Is Gangnam Beauty" Releases First Stills of Im Soo-hyang

2018/06/20 | Permalink

The titular shy beauty of "My ID is Gangnam Beauty" has arrived in casual wear and a seemingly awkward encounter in the first stills released for the drama. Im Soo-hyang has shown promise in both sweet and bolder characters, so I'm curious how her Kang Mi-rae will change through her campus life, hopefully for the better...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Min-sang Reunites with Choi Jin-hyuk for "Devilish Happiness"

2018/06/20 | Permalink

"Devilish Happiness" definitely describes what I'm feeling right now, because "Tunnel - Drama" co-stars Kim Min-sang and Choi Jin-hyuk are reuniting for a hopefully less bloody state of affairs. Can we get a nice bromance out of them this time? Please and thank you, Dramaland...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Choi Daniel and Park Eun-bin Chase Ghosts in Horror Thriller Drama "The Ghost Detective"

2018/06/19 | Permalink

Choi Daniel and Park Eun-bin have accepted their roles in KBS 2TV's upcoming ghost-catching drama "The Ghost Detective", and its genre and premise get me all excited over the potential for a fun summer horror piece! The titular detective gets mixed up in some serious business, and there isn't exactly a handy guidebook for dealing with it...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Bum-jin Joins "Twelve Nights" as Nightmare Boyfriend

2018/06/19 | Permalink

Travel-themed romance drama "Twelve Nights" is getting more names added to its cast, and this time around we have a "bad boy" character to be portrayed by Kim Bum-jin. His involvement makes me curious as to how the teased main romance is supposed to happen, so I guess we're in for some complicated relationship intrigue...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Jae-kyung Joins Jang Hyuk in "Bad Papa"

2018/06/18 | Permalink

Our wannabe-good father of "Bad Papa" gets a partner tied to law enforcement, as actress Kim Jae-kyung has joined the series for the role of an investigator. Her involvement is still somewhat of a mystery, as a small number of descriptions for the drama contain a hint of the superheroic when it comes to our male lead...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Tragedy Strikes and Intrigue is Brewing in Third Teaser for "Life"

2018/06/18 | Permalink

Terrible things are happening in the hospital setting of jTBC's "Life", and we seem to have a death in the family of hero Ye Jin-woo (Lee Dong-wook). The power play is on, with different characters showing different motivation behind their work in what should be a place of healing with no room for personal gain or ego...More

[Orion's Drama News] Good Eats and Clean Sheets

2018/06/16 | Permalink

Sometimes fortune favors me enough to provide some very satisfying news, and I think that the good food, and handsome cleaning men of this week are pretty much the definition of paradise. "Let's Eat - Season 3" brings back the nom noms, while "Your House Helper" and its dream man will be clearing homes, worries and our viewer souls. Casting news is still pouring in, and today I take a look at some new and upcoming leads...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jang Hyuk Becomes a "Bad Papa" Looking for Redemption

2018/06/15 | Permalink

I know that the disturbing daddy jokes write themselves by now, but let's get serious for a moment and look at this upcoming drama about a broken man reclaiming his life. Jang Hyuk apparently never sleeps, so he has confirmed his leading role as the titular character of MBC's upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama "Bad Papa"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung In-sun Joins So Ji-sub as Heroine of "Terius Behind Me"

2018/06/15 | Permalink

Upcoming drama "Terius Behind Me" has finally secured both of its leads, and Jung In-sun is the civilian heroine whose luck is changed when stumbling on to the much more complicated hero. MBC previously confirmed that So Ji-sub had been cast as the legendary black ops spy, Kim Bon...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Go Soo Accepts Lead in "Two Lives One Heart" By the Makers of "Defendant"

2018/06/14 | Permalink

Go Soo has accepted the previously offered role to upcoming medical drama "Two Lives One Heart", and with the production looking rather glad about it, it seems like a win-win situation for the actor and the creators of hit drama "Defendant". I'm still not into this premise or title, but good drama doesn't have to be fresh drama...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "My ID is Gangnam Beauty" Kicks off Promotion with Script Reading Stills

2018/06/14 | Permalink

Upcoming outer and inner transformation drama "My ID is Gangnam Beauty" has kicked off its production, and its first promotional boost comes in the form of script reading news and stills, revealing its youthful main cast and some fun supporting names. The jTBC drama aims high when it comes to its subject matter, which is good to see...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Woman-centric Mystery "Ms. Ma, Nemesis" Lands Channel and Air Date

2018/06/13 | Permalink

Upcoming drama based on the works of Agatha Christie, "Ms. Ma, Nemesis" has found its broadcasting station, and a rough premiere date has been set. The drama, which is still courting Kim Yunjin as its leading lady, has drawn my personal interest due to previously released information, although I have major reservations about its writer...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jang Hyun-sung Joins Travel Romance Drama "Twelve Nights"

2018/06/13 | Permalink

There are some actors who feel omnipresent in Dramaland, and Jang Hyun-sung is one of them. The actor has officially joined upcoming travel romance drama "Twelve Nights", coming from the unlikely source of Channel A, and depicting a story of love through the shared adventures of its male and female lead...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Sung-cheol and Jung Chae-yeon Lead Musical Drama "to.Jenny"

2018/06/12 | Permalink

Love and music go hand in hand for upcoming drama "to.Jenny", which has confirmed Kim Sung-cheol of "Prison Playbook" drama-fame, and Jung Chae-yeon as its leads. The two will be using their acting and musical skills for a story of love for people and love for music...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Rookie Actor Yun Jong-seok Joins OCN's "The Guest - Drama"

2018/06/12 | Permalink

Talk about straight-to-the-point news, because the casting of rookie actor Yun Jong-seok in OCN's upcoming exorcism-themed drama "The Guest - Drama" is definitely not liberal with its information. All we know is that the actor is on board, joining co-stars Kim Jae-wook, Kim Dong-wook, Jung Eun-chae and Park Ho-san...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Gods Quiz" Finally Returns, Teases Reboot with "God's Quiz: Reboot"

2018/06/11 | Permalink

As usual, Dramaland continues to make me excited and terrified, often at the same time. Long-awaited sequel to the "God's Quiz" series, "God's Quiz: Reboot" is now officially in the works, and it has been teased as a reboot. Given the declining quality of the drama through "God's Quiz Season 3" and "God's Quiz Season 4", yours truly hopes that this is the case...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Nam-gil May Return as a Catholic Menace in "The Fiery Priest"

2018/06/11 | Permalink

"The Fiery Priest" has found its favorite titular bundle of disorders, as actor Kim Nam-gil is being courted for the leading role. I hear great things about the man, and having him play what sounds like an incredibly challenging character gives me hope about this production's intentions for its desired quality...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 19-20

2018/06/10 | Permalink

It feels good to get some confirmation on the morality of key persons in "Secret Mother", and unfortunately for Yoon-jin, Jae-yeol is at the terrible end of the spectrum. His mother finally reveals her goals, but I am having an alarming suspicion about the motivation behind them, which could make Yoon-jin's marriage even more painful. Eun-yeong gets a second chance at life, and perhaps her sister shares her luck...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 17-18

2018/06/09 | Permalink

I am rarely mentally outdone by a drama's mystery, and the fact that "Secret Mother" manages to keep me so delightfully confused, but not bewildered is commendable. Just when I think we are being given a major clue, it just adds on to the uncertainty. We are only half way in, and Yoon-jin is faced with several terrible possibilities, while Eun-yeong is struggling to wake up and share what she has witnessed...More

[Orion's Drama News] Looking to the Drama Future

2018/06/09 | Permalink

We may get a rare reprieve from the onslaught of drama goodies every time drama seasons change, but the future is being planned as we speak, and we have a lot of casting and potential casting news for upcoming works we can look forward to. Let's dive right in, starting with a first look at the cast of two upcoming shows...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Joo-yeon Joins "Devilish Happiness" as Ambitious Top Actress

2018/06/08 | Permalink

Actress Lee Joo-yeon has found her new drama home following her current work in "The Undateables". She will be joining the cast of "Devilish Happiness" as a success-driven top actress. The drama is about a man who loses all memory of the previous day when he wakes up...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] UEE Courted for Weekend Drama "My Only One"

2018/06/08 | Permalink

UEE may be fresh off "My Husband Oh Jak-doo", but the actress is already on the lookout for a new role. News came out yesterday of an offer made to her by upcoming weekend drama "My Only One". If she accepts, she will be playing someone whose life is shaken by a terrible discovery...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Go Ara Offered Leading Role in Historical Drama "Haechi"

2018/06/07 | Permalink

Historical dramas are making a comeback to Dramaland's schedule, and Go Ara has been offered a leading role for upcoming sageuk adventure "Haechi". The actress is still considering the role she has been courted for, but we do have some basic story information, which was released alongside news of this casting offer...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Darkness Envelops a Place of Healing in Second Teaser for "Life"

2018/06/07 | Permalink

The production of "Life" is not fooling around, and the drama's second teaser piles on the acting powerhouse that is this cast full of hope for this humble viewer. Everyone has enemies in this hospital, and there is blood on several hands, both in the literal and figurative sense...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Rookie Actor Yoo In-soo Signs On for "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" and "Life"

2018/06/06 | Permalink

It feels as if rookies are popping up like mushrooms sometimes, but for an industry often too attached to its stars regardless of their skills and talent, new options are always welcome. Fresh actor Yoo In-soo has been busy since his first work in 2017, and he has now signed on for "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" and "Life"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Kyung-ho Chases the Future Through the Past in "Life on Mars" Highlight Reel

2018/06/06 | Permalink

Hearing voices is probably scary enough without them being voices from the future you're missing while stuck in the past, so hero Han Tae-joo (Jung Kyung-ho) must be having quite the hard time in "Life on Mars". The 2-minute highlight reel gives us a look into the crime, the comedy and the supernatural of the drama's premise...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" Introduces Its Magical Cast in Script Reading Stills

2018/06/05 | Permalink

The magical world of "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" is drawing closer, and its production is finally kicking off, and giving us the little teaser we all need. The drama has released script reading photos of its cast and crew, including leads Moon Chae-won, Yoon Hyun-min, Go Doo-shim and Seo Ji-hoon...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Go Soo Considering Drama "Two Lives One Heart" by "Defendant" Creators

2018/06/05 | Permalink

Go Soo might be making his drama comeback soon, as the actor has received an offer from upcoming SBS drama "Two Lives One Heart", created by the PD and writer team behind hit series "Defendant" starring Ji Sung. Go Soo is reportedly considering the offer positively, while we also have some information on the drama itself...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ji Hyun-woo, Lee Si-young and More Attend "Risky Romance" Script Reading

2018/06/04 | Permalink

Hormone-focused romantic drama "Risky Romance" has held its script reading, and these stills bring us a look at the main and extended cast, which is looking rather lovely. As a fan of Lee Si-young who missed her on my screen, and as someone who really appreciated Ji Hyun-woo after "Awl", I think I'll dive in despite my reservations...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Writer Park Jae-beom-I Leads Investigative Comedy Drama "Hot Blooded Priest"

2018/06/04 | Permalink

In a Dramaland not so obsessed with the conventionally hot youth, Sung Dong-il would lead us all into the adventures of a Catholic priest with anger management issues, which is definitely the catchiest part of this upcoming project by writer Park Jae-beom-I. Personal casting wishes aside, the drama is at its very early stages, but it has been confirmed...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 15-16

2018/06/03 | Permalink

We have finally caught up to the night of Eun-yeong's fall, and the future is going to be mighty interesting. The past always comes back to bite you, and several people are now feeling its merciless jaws snapping at their back. Jae-yeol has a lot to hide, and if everything is as it appears to be, a lot of it is criminal as well. Yoon-jin has quite the work ahead of her, but will Eun-yeong be there for her or against her...More

[Orion's Drama News] Science Fiction and Office Friction

2018/06/02 | Permalink

Get your suspension of disbelief stretched and ready, because this next week brings us all manner of hard to swallow, but sweet to taste goodies. From robot romancing to time travel to bosses who seem too obtuse to run a company, we have it all. We also have a torrential pouring of casting news for upcoming dramas...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 13-14

2018/06/02 | Permalink

"Secret Mother" definitely means business as it approaches its mid-point, because all hell breaks loose in episodes thirteen and fourteen. We have some major, gigantic revelations for ourselves, but also ones happening between characters. With so many secrets brought to the surface, even new ones form, and the drama masterfully makes pinpointing guilty parties and their crimes delightfully challenging...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jeong Jinwoon Joins Face-Off Drama "About Her"

2018/06/01 | Permalink

Every male lead needs their sidekick or sidekick entourage, and singer-actor Jeong Jinwoon will cover that side for upcoming weekend drama "About Her", the story of a woman who tries to recover the memory she loses during a complete facial reconstruction surgery...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Yunjin Courted for Korean Drama Comeback with "Ms. Ma, Nemesis"

2018/06/01 | Permalink

My excitement for a drama has rarely been so quickly inflated and then deflated. Actress Kim Yunjin is being courted for a comeback to the Korean drama industry after a 19 year absence, and the work in question is a woman-centric drama. Everything looks great, but I have one major apprehension...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Jin-yeop Joins Lee Si-young and Ji Hyun-woo in "Risky Romance"

2018/05/31 | Permalink

We have a bit more information on upcoming medical romance "Risky Romance", including more information about the show's premise, which is worrying yours truly quite a bit. Before getting to that, actor Kim Jin-yeop has been cast as a fellow doctor alongside leads Lee Si-young and Ji Hyun-woo...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Life on Mars" Shakes It to the Sounds of Park Nam-jung's Missing You

2018/05/31 | Permalink

I don't think I have words in any of the languages I speak and write to describe this video, but it's definitely very "Life on Mars"-y. The adaptation has been having a blast with its take on Korean 80s culture, and this humorous video tribute to Park Nam-jung's famous song Missing You is just a cherry on top of an already satisfying cake...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Je-hoon Courted for Medical Exorcism Drama "Priest"

2018/05/30 | Permalink

OCN continues on its streak of religious-themed works, and if "The Guest - Drama" is not enough to quench your thirst for them, "Save Me" PD Kim Seong-soo has something a little different for you. Courted for the drama's leading role is Lee Je-hoon, who is currently reviewing the offer...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Life" Releases Dramatic First Teaser of Lee Dong-wook and Cho Seung-woo

2018/05/30 | Permalink

I don't usually get excited over tiny glimpses of a work, but after having started writer Lee Soo-yeon-I's "Secret Forest" a couple of days ago, I'm very much ready to indulge in the hype of "Life". The series chooses to show off its two leads to start with, and I can't really blame them...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 11-12

2018/05/29 | Permalink

I never thought a fever would be a joyous event, but mine has jolted my memory, and possibly solved one of the big recent mysteries of "Secret Mother" so far. Episodes eleven and twelve of this suspenseful womance thriller start with a bang, end with a bang, and bring a lot of secrets, nastiness and important connections to the surface. It is time for our heroines to face the past and start unraveling it, even if it hurts them the most...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ji Sung, Han Ji-min and More Attend Script Reading for "Familiar Wife"

2018/05/29 | Permalink

Summer romance drama with a fate-bendy twist, "Familiar Wife", has made its first step into the pool of promotional waters, as the drama has released script reading stills revealing its main and extended cast. Joining Ji Sung and Han Ji-min are so many familiar faces, which make yours truly truly happy...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Go Joon and Choi Kang-hee Up for Romance in "Drama Special - A Very Midday Romance"

2018/05/29 | Permalink

I'll take this sweet casting, even for a little while, as Choi Kang-hee and Go Joon will team up for a one-act romance drama, "Drama Special - A Very Midday Romance". I really like the two separately, and while this seems like a simple enough love story, I'll definitely take a tale of them together...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Kyung-ho has a Rude Awakening in New "Life on Mars" Teaser and Stills

2018/05/28 | Permalink

Our hero's adventure starts with a bang in "Life on Mars", that surely being the gunshot to the noggin shown in the video. The series has been teasing his time-traveling predicament more strongly with these latest promotional goodies. Is it time travel, a dream or something else entirely? I hope we get to know...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Cha Eun-woo, Kwak Dong-yeon and Lee Tae-sun May Join "My ID is Gangnam Beauty"

2018/05/28 | Permalink

Don't you just love it when the news is a jumbled mess? According to an exclusive bit of it, actors Cha Eun-woo, Kwak Dong-yeon and Lee Tae-sun might join Im Soo-hyang for this tale of finding one's own true beauty called "My ID is Gangnam Beauty"...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 9-10

2018/05/26 | Permalink

Skeletons in the closet are very last century, so we keep them in our back yards these days. "Secret Mother" episodes nine and ten take a turn for the grim, and the list of suspects for the greatest of crimes aside from all the terrible parenting is starting to become uncomfortably small. Meanwhile, Yoon-jin and Eun-yeong start bonding more deeply, but our undercover sister is struggling with new information...More

[Orion's Drama News] High-Tech Entourage

2018/05/26 | Permalink

We take a break from the main couple of "Are You Human Too" this week, but it's time to meet its extended cast in new promotional goodies. We have had a couple of new dramas announced recently, and their casting efforts are under way. I am currently whooshing through new series, so this season is going well. I hope yours is too...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Life" Portrays A Battle of Convictions in Teaser Poster

2018/05/25 | Permalink

What are hospitals in Korean drama without their power struggles? We can't escape them, but upcoming drama "Life" embraces them. The teaser poster reveals some simple, but crucial information about the characters portrayed by Lee Dong-wook and Cho Seung-woo, while the writer comments on her intentions...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoon Si-yoon, Lee Yoo-young and Kwon Nara Cast in Drama "Your Honor"

2018/05/25 | Permalink

Say hello to a legal drama with a major dramatic twist, as Yoon Si-yoon, Lee Yoo-young and Kwon Nara have joined "Your Honor", a series where Yoon Si-yoon will play a double role as characters with a mysterious and complicated backstory. Should I be expecting courtroom makjang here...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Life on Mars" Indulges Our 80s Nostalgia with Themed Stills

2018/05/24 | Permalink

Gotta hand it to the "Life on Mars" production, they know how big of a thirst for the 80s feel nostalgia-bound audiences will be suffering from until this airs. The upcoming OCN drama has released stills showcasing its blast from the past world building, and they're glorious...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jang Dong-gun Courted by "Arthdal Chronicles" - "Signal", "My Mister" PD Kim Won-seok Has Signed On

2018/05/24 | Permalink

"Arthdal Chronicles" is piling on the ambitious quests, and its efforts have landed PD Kim Won-seok of "Incomplete Life", "Signal" and "My Mister" fame. Its casting spree continues, and there's finally a name that excites yours truly involved, as actor Jang Dong-gun is being courted by the production...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Rain and Lee Dong-gun Clash Over Tragedy in "Sketch - Drama"

2018/05/23 | Permalink

It looks like my conspiracy theory of the two male leads of "Sketch - Drama" locked in battle due to a common lover was wrong after all, but this just makes me more curious about the connection between the two. The drama has released stills of Rain and Lee Dong-gun when their characters had a happy life, but also stills of a confrontation in the more grim present...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Dong-wook, Kim Jae-wook, Jung Eun-chae and Park Ho-san Join OCN's "The Guest - Drama"

2018/05/23 | Permalink

I choose to have dramamnesia over my past experience with the writers of "The Guest - Drama", because this cast is to die for and I want to enjoy it in its full glory. Kim Dong-wook, Kim Jae-wook and Jung Eun-chae have officially accepted their roles as the three heroes of OCN's upcoming exorcism-themed drama "The Guest - Drama", also known as "The Guest - Drama", while Park Ho-san has also joined them...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim" Releases Humorous Poster

2018/05/22 | Permalink

I'm not a fan of terrible rich men meeting poorer women and bickering their way to romance, but the naivete of the "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim" hero is rather endearing. This is the type of oblivious man and go-getter woman story that I can appreciate, and they do look absolutely adorable in the drama's newly released poster...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] First Impressions - "Investigation Partners"

2018/05/22 | Permalink

Yours truly has taken another swing at a new drama, and this time I dive right into the cold and gory world of forensics, as well as the chaotic building of appealing truths explored by "Investigation Partners". Leave your needs for feel-good outcomes and ideal, genius characters at the door, because life is just never that easy, and this drama is not pretending that it is. At the same time, don't get too attached to reality for this one...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 7-8

2018/05/21 | Permalink

Relationships continue to be strained, and the past comes back to the forefront in episodes seven and eight of "Secret Mother". Eun-yeong faces Yoon-jin's trauma head on, and Min-joon's repressed pain shakes his mother's resolve. The Daechi-dong trio are now fully on board the efforts to get rid of the admissions tutor, while Jae-yeol's own connections to key figures start being built...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Netflix Drama "See You Again" Cancels Production

2018/05/21 | Permalink

We will sadly not be seeing "See You Again", as the once upcoming Netflix drama courting Lee Jong-suk and Kim Ji-won has abruptly announced the cancellation of its production. These situations are never pleasant to read about, and the reasons will probably never be clear, but the outcome is sadly the same nonetheless...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Nam Sang-mi and Kim Jae-won Lead Face-Off Drama "About Her"

2018/05/21 | Permalink

If you get a kick out of the outlandish plots we sometimes see in Korean drama, get ready for what looks like a modern soap with a twist. Nam Sang-mi and Kim Jae-won have joined "About Her", a drama about memory loss and a change of identity. Dramamnesia is back on the table...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 5-6

2018/05/20 | Permalink

Daechi-dong is drowning in secrets, and Eun-yeong is slowly dragging them out as "Secret Mother" develops. Yoon-jin is being shaken by the appearance of a witness, but her reluctance to involve those she cares about leave her with Jeong-wan as her only aid. What she does not know is that everyone is still very much involved. Meanwhile, we get to know the Daechi-dong families better, and boy are they one increasingly messed up bunch...More

[Orion's Drama News] Artificial Infatuation and All the Premieres

2018/05/19 | Permalink

New week, new goodies! We have a ton of new dramas premiering this upcoming week, and they cover all manner of genres. Before giving you a quick rundown on what freshness we have from them, "Are You Human Too" and its unconventional OTP demand our attention, as the series is starting its romance-filled promotion. My non-drama free time is slowly going bye bye. Bye bye, time...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Chae Shi-ra and Jo Bo-ah Challenge Stereotypes in "The Goodbye Has Left"

2018/05/18 | Permalink

"The Goodbye Has Left" seems determined to pull at our heartstrings and take its themes all the way, and I love it. Dramaland is giving us some great women's stories lately, and the production of "The Goodbye Has Left" delivers a hefty promise along with these new stills of Chae Shi-ra and Jo Bo-ah...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Miss Hammurabi" Turns Its Comedic Clashing Physical

2018/05/18 | Permalink

I am as ready as can be to meet and fall in love with all the characters, central and supporting, permanent and guest of "Miss Hammurabi". If their chemistry works, we're in for a treat, and these latest stills of an accidental hug give us a taste of the more lighthearted side of things that we can expect...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Kyung-ho and Park Sung-woong's Clash in New Stills for "Life on Mars"

2018/05/17 | Permalink

What is a show about police work without man-ego leading to some fine clashing, and things become heated to the point of getting physical in "Life on Mars". Jung Kyung-ho and Park Sung-woong's characters are three decades and two conflicting personalities apart, which is going to bring about some glorious man-battles...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Yu-ri and Song Chang-eui Team Up for "Hide and Seek - Drama"

2018/05/17 | Permalink

This is quite the powerhouse pairing for fans of weekend dramas, as Lee Yu-ri and Song Chang-eui recently confirmed their leading roles in upcoming series "Hide and Seek - Drama". The premise looks dramatic, the characters look intriguing, and the creators are looking good for it...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Shin Hye-sun and Yang Se-jong's Confirm Unconventional Romance "Thirty But Seventeen"

2018/05/16 | Permalink

Teasing and maybes are fun, but it's good to have a confirmation to things, as certain as they may previously seem. Shin Hye-sun and Yang Se-jong have officially confirmed their starring roles in "Thirty But Seventeen", the story of a woman who wakes up after a prolonged coma...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Go Doo-shim Becomes the Titular Fairy of "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter"

2018/05/16 | Permalink

After the element of shapeshifting was teased during the drama's early casting stages, we didn't really read much about it, but "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" has now confirmed it by casting actress Go Doo-shim as an alternative form of its heroine...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Miss Hammurabi" Releases an Emotional and Contemplative Teaser

2018/05/15 | Permalink

The promotional campaign for "Miss Hammurabi", jTBC's upcoming human courtroom drama, has been mostly light in tone, but the show's latest teaser takes a more human, more heartfelt approach to the guilt of perpetrators, the pain of victims, and the moral struggle of the judicial officials who bind them...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Sun-bin Embraces the Challenge of a Demanding Role for "Sketch - Drama"

2018/05/15 | Permalink

Lee Sun-bin tackles a detective role with some hefty additional challenges in "Sketch - Drama", and along with new stills of her character, we get to read a little bit about her thoughts on this upcoming challenge and her preparation for it...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Seo Ji-hoon Joins Moon Chae-won and Yoon Hyun-min in "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter"

2018/05/14 | Permalink

A casting addition in the works for quite a while has finally been confirmed, and fresh audience darling Seo Ji-hoon will be joining "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" as a potential husband for heroine Moon Chae-won's titular fairy, a 699-year-old creature who is looking for the reincarnation of her husband in the modern age...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Healing Human Connections in First Teaser for "The Goodbye Has Left"

2018/05/14 | Permalink

The mother-in-law is perhaps one of the most dreaded, most mistreated women's figures in Korean drama, but it is also a family relation ripe with complexity. "The Goodbye Has Left" promises to be a work taking a closer, more human look at motherhood and these fragile bonds, and its first teaser is very promising...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 3-4

2018/05/13 | Permalink

The perfect facade of the Daechi-dong crowd is slowly starting to crumble, and past trauma puts those bearing it in a fight or flight mode in episodes three and four of "Secret Mother". Eun-yeong is getting closer to a truth different people seem to know different sides of, and she is starting to bond with Yoon-jin and Min-joon in the process. The gaping wound that this family has will need to grow bigger before it can close...More

[Orion's Drama News] Deadly Love and Sketchy Incidents

2018/05/12 | Permalink

My romantic glands have had their fill for a bit, so today I take a look at upcoming crimes. "Sketch - Drama" has been releasing teasers for its predictive sketching and its angry men, while this week marks the premiere of two death-themed shows, "Come and Hug Me" and "Investigation Partners". Bring on the tragedy and feels...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Secret Mother" Episodes 1-2

2018/05/12 | Permalink

Grab a self-care kit of calories and water, because "Secret Mother" is here to put us through the wringer. The mystery womance thriller does not fool around with its themes, and if the suspense of a whodunnit and who will make it through unscathed is not enough, wait until you dive into the almost surreal world of academic and social pressure that the featured families are drowning in...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Investigation Partners" Releases Morbid Posters

2018/05/11 | Permalink

Gotta love a series which religiously sticks to its theme, and "Investigation Partners" is all about the grim and gruesome. The posters aren't all equally exciting, but there are some key elements that just amuse me greatly, in a slightly malevolent way...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Life on Mars" Piles On the Whimsical 80s Flair in Main Posters and New Teasers

2018/05/11 | Permalink

Nothing makes one feel welcome like a work which doesn't take itself too seriously, and "Life on Mars" more than qualifies. The series has dropped a new, fun ride of a teaser pair, and its colorful, animated main posters are here to fill up that cup of retro happiness it gives us...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Past Trauma Resurfaces in Third Teaser for "Come and Hug Me"

2018/05/10 | Permalink

Relationships come with all manner of baggage, but "My father wants to murder you" is way up there on the list of romantic obstacles, and "Come and Hug Me" dives right into it in its latest teaser. The hero is caught between a rock and a hard place, between a dreaded past and the future he wants to have...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Eun-chae Is the Heroine of OCN's "The Guest - Drama"

2018/05/10 | Permalink

I choose to suffer temporary amnesia over the fact that "The Guest - Drama" is by the writers of "Entourage", because the upcoming exorcism drama has its leading lady, and I'm very happy with her. Jung Eun-chae (recently seen in "Return") has been confirmed as one of the three leads, taking on the role of a tough detective...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Choi Daniel and Park Eun-bin May Join Horror Thriller Drama "The Ghost Detective"

2018/05/09 | Permalink

Since the potential casting of the other recently announced horror drama is keeping me away like the plague, I'm very happy to bring you a potentially lovely casting for a new horror thriller drama called "The Ghost Detective". The series is courting Choi Daniel and Park Eun-bin as leads, both of whom are considering the offer positively...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Moon Chae-won Joins Yoon Hyun-min in "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter"

2018/05/09 | Permalink

After staying in female lead limbo for a while following Kang So-ra's turning down of the role, "Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter" has found its heroine in actress Moon Chae-won, who will be joining Yoon Hyun-min as the new titular fairy looking for the modern version of that someone special...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Choi Jin-hyuk, Song Ha-yoon and Lee Ho-won Cast in "Devilish Happiness"

2018/05/08 | Permalink

Dramas love their amnesia, and the more they try to spice it up, the more complex it gets. The latest installment to this love is "Devilish Happiness", which has cast Choi Jin-hyuk, Song Ha-yoon and Lee Ho-won. The series is about a man who can only retain one day in his mind...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Yoo In-na Courted for Drama Comeback in "Hitting on the Blind Boss"

2018/05/08 | Permalink

Yoo In-na may be returning to Dramaland two years after her work in "Goblin", and it is the regrettably titled drama "Hitting on the Blind Boss" which has offered its heroine to the actress. The series is about a man suffering from prosopagnosia, otherwise known as face blindness...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Bloody Ties Surface in Third Teaser for "Secret Mother"

2018/05/07 | Permalink

If I had to summarize this teaser, it would be "rich people bleed a lot", because there are a lot of crimes happening here, and the suspects for each one are plentiful. "Secret Mother" is really piling on the dirty secrets of the past, with a medical "accident", missing persons and probably a lot of death involved...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ships are Sailing in New Poster and Teaser for "Miss Hammurabi"

2018/05/07 | Permalink

Romance is never far behind in Korean drama, and it's making a little peek-a-boo in the latest poster for "Miss Hammurabi", which is followed by the more overtly "shippy" third teaser. Everyone looks cute, and since we've already established their lack of professionalism, a possible romance won't be messing with much...More

[Orion's Drama News] Love and War

2018/05/05 | Permalink

Rejoice, fellow romantic comedy fans who would prefer that your rom-coms do not include terminal illnesses and serial killers! We have some promising, seemingly "innocent" romantic comedy dramas coming up. If thrillers are your poison, there are plenty of those out there. "Lawless Lawyer" and "Secret Mother" begin next weekend. Let us breathe in that delicious variety while our must-watch list weeps...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Kyung-ho Dons 80s Detective Fashion for "Life on Mars"

2018/05/04 | Permalink

My eyes and senses are very pleased with these stills of Jung Kyung-ho in his retro outfit for "Life on Mars". The series about a modern detective being slingshot to 1988 doesn't shy away from baggy clothes and big hair, making me happy with every bit of the era it embraces...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Jun-han Joins Kim Jung-hyun and Seohyun in "Time - Drama"

2018/05/04 | Permalink

"Prison Playbook" darling, Kim Jun-han has chosen quite an interesting project once more. The actor will be joining Kim Jung-hyun and Seohyun in "Time - Drama", which is the story of a man who spends his last hours fighting for the sake of a woman whose life is ruined...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Come and Hug Me" Releases Beautiful Contrasting Posters

2018/05/03 | Permalink

I seem to have missed something major about "Come and Hug Me" during my break from checking its promotional news out, which means that its posters landed on me like a ton of bricks. I did not expect this connection between the characters, and I'm now left wondering how it will all work out...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Wok of Love" Brings Its Foodie Love Triangle to Life in New Posters

2018/05/03 | Permalink

Beloved actors, food and romance sounds about right in terms of the medicine we could all use sometimes, and "Wok of Love" (also known as "Greasy Melo") is going all out in teasing us with the aforementioned elements. Its love triangle game is strong, and as much as I dislike the trope, I can't help but appreciate the parts that form it here...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Lawless Lawyer" Gets Snazzy in Main and Character Posters

2018/05/02 | Permalink

This drama has filled a pool with style and we're all drowning in it. "Lawless Lawyer" continues its devotion to flair and atmosphere with dynamic, in-your-face gorgeous posters for its leads. The star power is humbling enough already, but you know we all love some good visuals...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Si-young and Ji Hyun-woo Take On "Risky Romance"

2018/05/02 | Permalink

On a normal day, nothing makes me run away faster than romance mixed into a medical drama, but with Lee Si-young in it, my fan honor demands a look-see. The actress has joined this upcoming drama as its lead, along with actor Ji Hyun-woo, whom I also like quite a lot, especially after an amazing performance in "Awl"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Tae-woo Stills and a Key Connection Revealed for "Secret Mother"

2018/05/01 | Permalink

I'm not sure if I can claim any sort of victory over potentially being right on my guesses for a series so eager to reveal so much of its backstory, but I'll let out a little "I knew it!" nonetheless. "Secret Mother" has released stills of Kim Tae-woo, as well as information on actress Ji An's return to Dramaland in perhaps the most pivotal role in the series...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Investigation Partners" Warns of Deceit in First Teaser

2018/05/01 | Permalink

The first teaser for "Investigation Partners", MBC's upcoming investigative mystery drama, is a case of something appearing simple at first turning foreboding and interesting. The teaser introduces both leads, and reveals their different reaction to their grim joint cause...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kidnappings and Buried Truths in Second Teaser for "Secret Mother"

2018/04/30 | Permalink

A clearer image of our main characters' backstory is starting to form in the second teaser for "Secret Mother", as the previously teased kidnapping of the heroine's daughter is featured. Meanwhile, the increasing unease of the neighborhood mothers with the admissions caretaker may be leading them to criminal acts of their own...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Ji-won Courted for "Arthdal Chronicles" and "See You Again"

2018/04/30 | Permalink

So this is what it looks like when a woman holds such casting power. Actress Kim Ji-won is currently being courted for two high profile dramas at the same time, as well as two reunions with actors Song Joong-ki and Lee Jong-suk. Whichever choice she takes, there's going to be major hype in her and our future...More

[Orion's Drama News] Timeless Loves and Hectic Work

2018/04/28 | Permalink

Dramaland has a little bit of everything for everyone lately, and today I take a look at romance, work and crimes. If you are feeling really adventurous and in need of balance, you will hopefully find several goodies to watch this upcoming drama season. With the current season on the way and more new titles coming, we have a lot to look forward to...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Prison Playbook"

2018/04/28 | Permalink

There are all manner of slice-of-life stories out there, but it is a genre not as loved by Korean drama as it is by other industries. The famous "Reply" series' creators take a bold step in creating "Prison Playbook", a slice-of-life story you never knew you absolutely needed in your life. From the most mundane luxury of a hot shower, to the bonding forming in a place where privacy and freedom are a concept of the past, the drama dives right into its themes...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "A Korean Odyssey"

2018/04/28 | Permalink

There are few Korean drama writers more familiar to and loved by international audiences than Hong Jeong-eun and Hong Mi-ran, but the sisters have been having a bit of a hit and miss career with dramas. "A Korean Odyssey" (also known as "Hwayugi") is their first work for cable television, and an ambitious project full of potential for supernatural ensemble goodness during its conception. Delivery is a whole other matter, however...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Removed Character Descriptions Heighten the Intrigue of "Secret Mother"

2018/04/27 | Permalink

Nothing adds stress onto a thriller like knowing everyone is out to get everyone, and this is the picture that I got when I looked at the character descriptions and connections for "Secret Mother". The descriptions have since been altered and all potential spoilers have been removed, but I love indulging, so here we go...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Meet the Crew of "Investigation Partners" in New Stills

2018/04/27 | Permalink

I wanted stills of the "Investigation Partners" leads at work, and I get just that. The drama has been releasing images of all its characters out there doing the thing they do best, and we get a tiny bit more information on Lee Yi-kyung's hottie detective as well...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Supernatural Retro Investigation Drama "Life on Mars" Releases Script Reading Stills

2018/04/26 | Permalink

I've been having the time of my drama-life following the "Life on Mars" production, and I love what I am seeing so far. The drama's latest official promotion comes with the script reading stills showing familiar and new faces, through a look at its extended cast...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Sketch - Drama" Releases First Stills of Lee Dong-gun, Lee Sun-bin and Jung Jin-young

2018/04/26 | Permalink

"Sketch - Drama" has been giving us more information and introductory stills for its four leads, and since I've already talked about Rain's Kang Dong-soo, today I bring you his three co-stars. The roles of Lee Dong-gun, Lee Sun-bin and Jung Jin-young all seem to carry a special something about them...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Miss Hammurabi" Introduces Quirky Judges in First Teaser

2018/04/25 | Permalink

The three weirdo judges of "Miss Hammurabi" are finally getting some video to match their descriptions, handily delivered by Ryu Deok-hwan's character in the drama's first teaser. We have a stickler for the rules, a justice-driven fighter, and someone with a short fuse. Yep, the courtroom will be on fire, alright...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Namgoong Min, Hwang Jung-eum and More Attend Script Reading for "The Undateables"

2018/04/25 | Permalink

Upcoming romantic comedy drama "The Undateables" has released its first script reading stills, giving us a nice peek at the extended cast, as well as our beloved leading darlings themselves, Namgoong Min and Hwang Jung-eum...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Jae-wook, Kim Dong-wook May Take "Voice" PD Kim Hong-seon-I's "The Guest - Drama"

2018/04/24 | Permalink

Two folks in this group are certainly the most publicly desirable duo to work-elope after "Voice" and make something new together, and if Kim Dong-wook joins them, I can already hear the happy fan-cries. According to reports, Kim Jae-wook and Kim Dong-wook might be taking on leading roles for Kim Hong-seon-I's upcoming religious-themed drama, "The Guest - Drama"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] First Teaser for "Life on Mars" Delivers a Look Into Life Without Pants

2018/04/24 | Permalink

I don't even need to know the "how" or "why", because nothing sets the tone of a series quite like Jung Kyung-ho, Park Sung-woong, Oh Dae-hwan and rookie Ro Jong-hyun chasing a fool down sans several clothing items. "Life on Mars" is here with crimes against humanity and fashion in this first entertaining teaser...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Heo Joon-ho's Double Nature in "Come and Hug Me"

2018/04/23 | Permalink

Far be it from me to trust the handling of mental illness in Korean drama, but I can't deny how exciting it is to have another serial killer who isn't a conventionally attractive young man in fine suits. Heo Joon-ho brings different charms to his character for "Come and Hug Me", a man who is definitely not designed to be fawned over...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Secret Mother" Reveals Wicked Intentions in First Teaser

2018/04/23 | Permalink

Much has been teased about the mysterious college admissions caretaker of "Secret Mother", but it looks like she can't hold a candle to the ever vigilant, ever ready for a fight women of the neighborhood she enters. The first teaser is quite the entrance for Lisa Kim...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Queen of Mystery Season 2" Episode 16 Final

2018/04/22 | Permalink

After two whole seasons of "Queen of Mystery", it is time for "Queen of Mystery Season 2" to wrap everything up, or at least provide us enough answers to make the slow trudge through some confusing, often lacking in direction content to have been worth it. It may be the time for that, but the disappointing second season of this beloved show chooses to explain next to nothing, while creating more questions and pulling key episode plot points out of a magician's hat...More

[Orion's Drama News] Culinary Wooing and Impending Lawsuits

2018/04/21 | Permalink

Nothing beats the torture of food-themed Korean drama when one is on a calorie deficit, but today I swallow my pain (and a piece of cake) to bring you new goodies from "Wok of Love". Stylish food is followed by stylish violence and a duo clashing in lawsuit-worthy ways for "Lawless Lawyer", while we have plenty of new stills and videos from other upcoming works, as well as and casting news...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Queen of Mystery Season 2" Episode 15

2018/04/20 | Permalink

With Secretary Kim out in the open and probably mildly intimidated by the ones trying to force him out, the ever so hyped up figure starts making mistakes. Wan-seung also gets a rude wake up call in regards to his brother, however, when they meet on opposite sides of the latest murder case. Seol-ok moves past her grief for Min-joo, but Kim's efforts to create a scapegoat for the case might just cost him dearly...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jang Mi-hee, Lee Hye-young-I and More Leading the "Post-Mom" Era of Emergent Characters

2018/04/20 | Permalink

If you've been reading my ramblings or followed me on social media long enough, you know that women's characters are important to me. Korean drama has had an odd relationship with them. Despite originally being marketed mainly to us, and despite the fact that the majority of drama writers are still women, the focus of the content has disproportionately been on the leading men...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Jae-young Joins "100 Days My Prince"

2018/04/20 | Permalink

Actor Kim Jae-young has joined upcoming historical drama "100 Days My Prince" as a man who has a unique and informed position in the mystery surrounding the titular husband's murder attempt and fate. The actor will be tackling his first role in a sageuk...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Secret Mother" Completes Cast Lineup, Reveals New Information

2018/04/19 | Permalink

The main bulk of the cast for "Secret Mother" has been completed, and although news has been reporting on things we already know quite a lot, we get some surprising twists this time around, as well as some quick descriptions for the new faces on board. It looks like some of the basics we've known are changing...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Miss Hammurabi" Releases Stills of Go Ara as Idealistic, Bold Judge

2018/04/19 | Permalink

Being overly emotional and idealistic as a judge may not be the wisest approach, but that certainly means little to Park-Cha Oh-reum, the character Go Ara will be portraying for "Miss Hammurabi". We have new stills of the character on the clock and off, as well as some more information on her approach and personality...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Wok of Love" Reveals Beloved Artists in Script Reading Stills

2018/04/18 | Permalink

The script reading still collage from "Wok of Love" is a sight that soothes the soul as much as the delicacies teased in its teasers. Aside from a main cast made up of kittens, rainbows and unicorns in terms of soul satisfaction, the supporting ensemble is just lovely...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Netflix Drama "See You Again" Courts Lee Jong-suk and Kim Ji-won

2018/04/18 | Permalink

We've seen very little news about upcoming Netflix piece "See You Again", but it looks like the drama is planning quite the enticing casting for itself. The series, which will be fully pre-produced, has offered leading roles to Lee Jong-suk and Kim Ji-won, who are both currently reviewing their offer...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Mistress" Teases Murderous Schemes in Main Trailer

2018/04/17 | Permalink

It looks like the ladies of "Mistress" have a lot to hide, some of it being in the form of a dead body. The main teaser for the upcoming sensual mystery thriller has been released, and we get a closer look at its gentlemen, and the grim secrets behind its heroines' connection...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Sketch - Drama" Releases Tense First Stills of Rain

2018/04/17 | Permalink

Here he is, ladies and gentlemen. Our crime and time fighting leading detective has been revealed in these first stills from upcoming series "Sketch - Drama". The hero looks plain, or at least as plain as they can make someone like Rain appear, and it looks like we're not catching him at a good time...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Investigation Partners" Releases First Stills, Casts Song Young-kyu

2018/04/16 | Permalink

The leading duo of "Investigation Partners" are looking comfy in their roles already, and the series has also brought on a new frienemy or possibly even antagonist. We have the first look at Jung Jae-young and Jung Yoo-mi in character, along with the confirmed aforementioned addition of actor Song Young-kyu to the drama...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Hye-young-I and Choi Min-soo Bring Charismatic Villainy to "Lawless Lawyer"

2018/04/16 | Permalink

Move over or be knocked over by the combined charisma of Choi Min-soo and Lee Hye-young-I, as we get a first look into what their antagonists in "Lawless Lawyer" are all about. We have stills as well as additional character information painting a grim picture for our heroes...More

[Orion's Drama News] Fresh Goodies and Mouthwatering Yums

2018/04/14 | Permalink

As the new drama season approaches, the upcoming titles are starting to up their teasing game with all manner of media, character information and casting sprees. Today I share a line of new video teasers, as well as script reading photos and the additional cast and character information that comes with them. Things are looking promising and pleasantly diverse in Dramaland...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Queen of Mystery Season 2" Episode 14

2018/04/14 | Permalink

There are enough secrets in "Queen of Mystery Season 2" to make one's head spin, but it looks like we might be solving them all in what now feels like a series ending. Any developments happening here will still leave a lot to be desired, but there is one specific twist which is at the very least unpredictable and genuinely sad at the same time. Wan-seung is about to discover some more terrible things about his life and his past. Let us hope he can handle it...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mother - Drama"

2018/04/14 | Permalink

"Mother - Drama" is the kind of work that one enters with a suspicious mind and a hardened heart, as adaptations and remakes carry an unfortunate stigma. What one leaves this series with, however, is much more valuable and fulfilling than I could have imagined going into it. "Mother - Drama" gathers a great cast to tell a simple, human, personal story of a bond that can do terrible damage when bad, and hold someone up for life when good...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mad Dog"

2018/04/14 | Permalink

Why take revenge alone when you can do it in a group with unlimited funds and technology? "Mad Dog" takes the basic premise of a revenge story, it adds a ragtag group of heroic stereotypes, and some equally standardized villains to produce its take on a Korean drama classic. This should have been entertaining, at the very least, but when my only take away is how much I love properly used ties, I would say something went wrong...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Queen of Mystery Season 2" Episode 13

2018/04/13 | Permalink

The time has come to pull back the curtain on the woman we know as Hee-yeon in "Queen of Mystery Season 2", and the stage set behind it is not surprising. Some long-held suspicions are proven true about other characters as well. Our leads remember that Hyun-soo's case exists again, after wrapping up the latest disappearance case, which also comes to an unsurprising ending. It looks like this season will be the final one, so prepare for a lacking ending...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Oh Dae-Hwan Joins "Life on Mars" as Tacky Detective, Shares Behind-the-Scenes Photos

2018/04/13 | Permalink

The cast of "Life on Mars" is looking mighty beautiful, and even a terrible perm on Oh Dae-hwan cannot stifle my joy of seeing him here. The actor has accepted the role of a detective, and has already begun filming after completing his transformation...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Choi Tae-joon Considering Second Male Lead Role in "The Undateables"

2018/04/13 | Permalink

We may have a sort-of-love rival for the titular handsome guy or "The Undateables", as actor Choi Tae-joon is reportedly reviewing the role of the heroine's friend-but-not-quite. The actor's agency has confirmed the offer, but stressed that he is only considering the newly described character...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Voice" PD Kim Hong-seon-I Planning Religion-themed Crime Drama "The Guest - Drama"

2018/04/12 | Permalink

I was highly excited over the potential validity of this lonely piece of news hidden away in the Daum feed, but upcoming OCN drama "The Guest - Drama" does have two buzzkill elements about it. Regardless, the channel seems to be into its religious themes lately, so I suppose this would become the latest installment...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Life" Reveals Script Reading Stills with Impressive Extended Cast

2018/04/12 | Permalink

Upcoming medical drama "Life" has gathered quite the cast for itself, and we now get to bask in its glory through newly released script reading stills. I love every image and every name here, because I know the value they bring to any work, let alone one by solid creators...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Sketch - Drama" Releases Script Reading Stills and Character Information

2018/04/11 | Permalink

Upcoming supernatural action drama "Sketch - Drama" has released script reading stills, along with more information on its main characters' names and descriptions. The script reading included actors Rain, Lee Dong-gun, Lee Sun-bin, Im Hwa-young, the recently added Jung Jin-young and more, as well as the drama's creators...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Lee Seung-gi May Join Shin Sung-rok in "Vagabond"

2018/04/11 | Permalink

After having originally stated that he had not received a script for the series, and given his busy schedule with "A Korean Odyssey", I had mostly scratched Lee Seung-gi's name off the "Vagabond" map. It turns out that the actor may be joining Shin Sung-rok in it after all, since his agency has officially entered the consideration stage...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Hae-sook May Join Kim Hee-sun and Kim Young-kwang in Body-Swap Drama "Room No.9"

2018/04/10 | Permalink

My wishes might be answered, as body swap drama "Room No.9" is courting the brilliant Kim Hae-sook to join its main cast, which may also include Kim Hee-sun and Kim Young-kwang. All three actors are currently reviewing their offers. If Kim Hae-sook accepts, she will be playing the death row inmate her co-lead swaps mortal coils with...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim So-yeon and Kim Tae-woo Complete the Main Cast of "Secret Mother"

2018/04/10 | Permalink

We have the final two casting confirmations for "Secret Mother", with Kim So-yeon and Kim Tae-woo having accepted their previously offered roles. Everyone looks suspicious, and plenty seem to have secrets, so join me in taking a swing at the hidden truths of this womance mystery thriller about a college admissions caretaker entering the home of a woman who holds the secret to her child's death...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Come and Hug Me" Focuses on Team Effort, Releases Script Reading Stills

2018/04/09 | Permalink

It is time to take our first look into upcoming romance drama "Come and Hug Me", the story of two people separated due to a murder in their past, and looking for comfort and hope in an imperfect relationship. The drama held two script readings in late March and early April, now providing us with stills of the known and new cast members...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Lawless Lawyer" Ups the Tension in New Stills and First Teaser

2018/04/09 | Permalink

There does not seem to be a dull day in the lives of the feisty lawyers in "Lawless Lawyer", as the leads seem to get into quite a suspenseful and emotionally charge situation in these latest stills. The hero and heroine get some skinship going, but it's definitely not the happy fun times kind...More

[Orion's Drama News] Brutal Trials and Remade Styles

2018/04/07 | Permalink

I have the best dressed news for you today, as our theme is all about justice in fancy outfits. "Lawless Lawyer" has introduced its two leads and their violent ways in expensive fashion, while "Suits" takes its title very seriously, and very literally, with its promotional goodies. In a twist surprising even to me, "Mistress" has just popped up on my interest radar...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Queen of Mystery Season 2" Episode 12

2018/04/06 | Permalink

"Queen of Mystery Season 2" manages to get more confusing the more it reveals, but an actually challenging standalone case has appeared to bring back some of the sorely lacking mystery challenge of the series. The fact that it does this in a satisfying manner is a pleasant change from the season-long mystery's nature delivering very little pay-off. As for said mystery, Inspector Woo and Wan-seung go deeper, but we still do not know where...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Young-pil Joins Drama "Life on Mars"

2018/04/06 | Permalink

After confirming its premise and three main leads, the Korean drama adaptation for "Life on Mars" has entered the supporting casting rounds, with Kim Young-pil having now officially joined the project. His character sounds like a mix of an antagonist and a comedic relief, so we get a little cheeky element added...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Mistress" Releases Posters Teasing Mystery Thriller Spin

2018/04/06 | Permalink

Despite my alarms over this drama blaring, a woman-centric OCN show is something I need at least one good look at, and the character posters released for "Mistress" are simply too intriguing to pass. A series about relationship intrigue might feel like an unusual choice for the channel, but there is a twist...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Queen of Mystery Season 2" Episode 11

2018/04/06 | Permalink

The wave of guest stars continues, but at least the latest one has been teased before, and he brings a case as a present. At the same time, standalone cases are now a distraction from a main story aching to happen, which thankfully gets a good chunk of plot dedicated in episode eleven of "Queen of Mystery Season 2". While Wan-seung and Seol-ok are still largely in the dark, we finally take a peek behind the curtain...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Fantasy Romance Drama "About Time" Holds Its First Script Reading

2018/04/05 | Permalink

It was about time to start getting the goods on "About Time", and yes, I am horrible. The drama has held its first script reading, and we have new stills as well as character information for some of our new faces. "About Time" is the story of a woman who can see people's lifespans and a man who can stop her own...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Investigation Partners" Releases Stills of First Script Reading

2018/04/05 | Permalink

After all the conflicting, changing and delayed information released from "Investigation Partners", we finally get a glimpse at the confirmed members of the cast, who attended its script reading at the MBC Dream Center in Ilsan in late March. Between the leads and the supporting members, we have quite the diverse group...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Kim Sang-joong Considers Leading Drama "The Banker"

2018/04/04 | Permalink

First of all, oooooooooooh. Now that that's out of the way, we may have some exciting new drama happenings soon, as actor Kim Sang-joong is reportedly considering a leading role in "The Banker", the Korean drama remake of popular Japanese manga and its Japanese drama adaptation, "Auditor  Nozaki Shuhei"...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Seo Ye-ji Smacks the Law into People in New Stills for "Lawless Lawyer"

2018/04/04 | Permalink

After Lee Joon-gi's thug-tastic fighting images, Seo Ye-ji takes the battle, and the smacks, to court in these latest stills for "Lawless Lawyer". The actress shows a new image of herself this time around, which she has also commented on. It looks like this feisty duo have more in common than we thought...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Jung Jae-young and Jung Yoo-mi Confirm "Investigation Partners"

2018/04/03 | Permalink

After some back and forth happening between premise and characters, we finally have our hero and heroine for "Investigation Partners", as well as their respective actors in Jung Jae-young and Jung Yoo-mi. Both artists have confirmed their leading roles, joining a cast of supporting characters we'll soon see expanding...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Hyun Bin Accepts Leading Role in "Memories of the Alhambra"

2018/04/03 | Permalink

The leading, and previously courted man has been found for "Memories of the Alhambra", as actor Hyun Bin has accepted the main role. The series is a fantasy melodrama about investment company president Yoo Jin-woo, who goes on a business trip to Granada, and becomes involved in a strange incident at an old hostel run by heroine Jung Hee-joo...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] "Lawless Lawyer" Releases First Stills of Lee Joon-gi

2018/04/02 | Permalink

Upcoming rough 'n tough "Lawless Lawyer" has revealed stills of the titular badass played by Lee Joon-gi. The actor looks sleek, but deadly, with a little hint of cheeky in one photo. The stills reveal different sides of the character, while teasing the battle-filled goodness we can expect from an actor talented in action acting...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Song Jae-rim Confirms Appearance in "Secret Mother"

2018/04/02 | Permalink

After Song Yoon-ah's confirmation for "Secret Mother", Song Jae-rim joins her as perhaps the only ally to her heroine's plight. The actor has confirmed his role as a detective who will play a key role in sorting out what looks like a very messy family's past...More

[Orion's Drama News] Timely Drama Resurrections

2018/03/31 | Permalink