K-Drama News Weekly Headlines: “2 Days 1 Night”, Cha Tae Hyun, Joo Won, “Chief Of Staff 2” & More

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Bringing you the latest buzz in K-Dramaland, check out the weekly news about upcoming and current Korean Dramas and television shows. Read through our sound reviews to guide you which K-Dramas are “in” or worth skipping.

*Covers K-Drama entertainment news from November 10 to November 17

K-Drama & K-Show News Corner

  • Ji Sung Challenges First Reality Entertainment Show For tvN’s “Run”

A first for Ji Sung since his debut, the actor is set as a fixed member of tvN’s variety show, Run. Dubbed as a program that will showcase the joy of running, Ji preps to lead junior actors Kang Ki Young, Hwang Hee and Lee Tae Sun. All aforementioned artists are known to be big advocates of running.

  • “2 Days 1 Night” Marks 1st Filming Day With Season 4 Members Yeon Jung Hoon, Moon Se Yoon, Kim Sun Ho, DinDin, VIXX’s Ravi & Kim Jong Min

With five new members and one mainstay since its conception, South Korea’s well-loved variety show aims to turn a new leaf with its new season. 1 Night 2 Days will air the first episode of season 4 on December 8.

  • “The King Of Masked Singer” Contestant Pippi Reveals His Identity

The King Of Masked Singer is a popular entertainment show in South Korea where contestants showcase their singing abilities without revealing their identity. Many popular celebrities have participated in the show and in the latest episode, contestant Pippi has gained a lot of attention.

K-Actor Fan Meeting News & Recaps

  • Lee Seung Gi To Celebrate 15th Anniversary With Malaysia Airens

On November 30, Korean heartthrob, Lee Seung Gi will meet his Malaysia Airens at Menara PGRM, Star Convention Centre for his 2019 Fan Meeting Tour Vagabond Voyage.

  • Lee Je Hoon Made Fans Fawn Over Him At His “Fall Into You” Fan Meeting

Wrapping up with great success, the actor spent meaningful time with his local fans on November 9 for Lee Je Hoon’s Fall Into You fan meeting at Sangmyung Art Center, Gyedang Hall in Seoul.

K-Drama Casting News

  • Cha Tae Hyun Challenges Crime Genre In OCN’s Dramatic Cinema Project With Lee Sun Bin

Task to lead OCN’s first dramatic cinema offering for 2020, Cha Tae Hyun seems eager to make a resounding drama return.

  • Kim Hee Sun & Joo Won Go For Time Traveling Adventure In New SBS Drama

Alice (working title), takes on the scientific concept of time warp. Portraying the role of a detective, Joo Won’s character bumps on the existence of time travelers from the future digging on some cryptic events.

K-Drama First Script Table-Read

  • K-Drama First Script Table-Read: Nam Goong Min & Park Eun Bin’s “Stove League”

Revealing photo mementos from the first script reading session, Stove League readies for its premiere in December.

Stove League

Upcoming K-Drama Updates

  • Character Sketches Of Ha Ji Won, Yoon Kye Sang & Jang Seung Jo For jTBC Drama “Chocolate”

Approaching its premiere date, Yoon Kye Sang, Ha Ji Won and Jang Seung Jo are officially introduced in teaser images of Chocolate. Slated for November 29 first airing, the series takes on the spot to be vacated by My Country.


K-Drama Reviews, Recaps & Features

  • K-Drama Mid-Series Check: “Leverage” Sustains Momentum In Seeking Justice Through Its Own Heroic Ways

Leverage keeps its engrossing run with Lee Dong Gun and the gang.

  • K-Drama Time Machine: The Sprightly “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” Keeps The Youthful First Love Glow Going

Despite its virtually anonymous young cast, the drama managed to amass legions of loyal fans. Not only that, fans created many social media accounts dedicated to the drama and its lead stars, Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk.

  • K-Drama Premiere: “Chief of Staff 2” Marks Stellar Beginning Highlighting Lead Characters’ Motivations

Continuing with his domineering role, Lee Jung Jae gives an impressive performance as the protagonist Jang Tae Joon. After finally reaching the coveted position he always wanted, he proceeds with his plans to fulfill his main purpose as an assemblyman.

  • 5 Jang Ki Yong Drama Characters That Speak About His Amazing Filmography

From doing his best effort in small roles for dramas like It’s Okay That’s Love and Schoolgirl Detectives, Jang Ki Yong‘s scene-stealing portrayals in Confession Couple and My Mister earned his first male lead role.

K-Celebrity News

  • Han Ji Min, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Hyang Gi & More For High Cut Blue Dragon Film Awards Special Issue

Blue Dragon Film Awards is around the corner and the biggest winners of its 2018 edition gathered for a pictorial interview for High Cut magazine.

  • Ha Ji Won Spreads Warmth In Vietnam As Global Smile Ambassador

Since 2014, the beautiful actress has been volunteering as a Global Smile Ambassador. She has participated in medical service, press conference and interviews for the organization.

  • Park Bo Young Suspends Activities To Focus On Arm Injury Treatment

Prioritizing her health, fans of Park Bo Young may wait for a little while until she gets to a new project.

  • Chun Jung Myung Signs Exclusive Contract With Huayi Brothers Korea

Aiming for more diverse projects, Chun Jung Myung signed up an exclusive contract with Huayi Brothers Korea.

  • Ryu Jin Renews Exclusive Contract With Blue Dragon Entertainment

On November 12, Blue Dragon Entertainment announced the renewal of management partnership with Ryu Jin.

  • Choi Si Won Receives UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Appointment

Appointed as East Asia Pacific regional ambassador, the singer-actor aims to participate in UNICEF campaigns aiding the organization’s well-intended programs for children.