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K-Drama News Weekly Headlines: “Chief Of Staff 2”, “Stove League”, “Extraordinary You”, “Yeo Jin Goo” & More

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A slew of updates from upcoming K-Dramas have erupted this week coinciding to a couple of series premieres. Launch dates for highly-anticipated dramas have also been revealed. Read through our three reviews for Chief of Staff 2, Vagabond and Extraordinary You.

*Covers K-Drama entertainment news from December 8 to December 14

K-Drama News Weekly Headlines: November 3rd Week, 4th Week | December 1st Week

K-Drama, K-Celeb & K-Film News Corner

  • “Designated Survivor: 60 Days” Wins In “2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards”

Designated Survivor: 60 Days wins the award for the Best Adaptation of an Existing Format category in the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards.

  • Kim Myung Soo & Shin Ye Eun Secure Launch Date For Their Newest Drama “Welcome”

Welcome (literal translation) brings together the charms of the two actors in a new work to be aired on KBS 2TV in March 2020.

  • “Parasite” Wins Awards Given By LA Film Critics + Bags 2020 Golden Globe Nominations

The film critics association in Los Angeles awarded “Parasite” with three prizes. The film has won the Best Film, Best Director for Bong Joon Ho, and Best Supporting Actor for Song Kang Ho.

  • Ok Taecyeon, Lee Yeon Hee & Lim Ju Hwan Brace For Enthralling MBC Drama “The Game: Towards Midnight”

Slated for January 2020 broadcast, the new MBC series is directed by Jang Joon Ho and is backed up by Dream Works. Threading on mystery crime genre, expectations are mounting owing to its powerhouse cast.

K-Show News & Updates

  • All The Happy Lee Dong Wook & Gong Yoo Moments In The Premiere Episode Of “Because I Want To Talk”

Marking its first episode with a momentous event, SBS’ Because I Want To Talk hosted by Lee Dong Wook sailed to an engaging kickoff.

  • Popular Music Show “I Can See Your Voice” Announces Broadcast Date For Its Seventh Season

I Can See Your Voice is returning soon with its seventh season! The producers of the show have finally announced the new season’s premiere broadcast date, raising anticipations of the viewers.

K-Drama Reviews, Recaps & Features

  • K-Drama Review: “Extraordinary You” Endows Unique Youth Love Story Made More Endearing By Its Spirited Cast

As MBC’s sole youth and school drama this season, Extraordinary You ran on saccharine highs and skids on emotional conflicts that thankfully are not school bullying related.

  • K-Drama Review: “Chief Of Staff 2” Sends A Message That Sacrifices Root For The Greater Good

Meeting with its expectations, Chief Of Staff 2 brings forth an intriguing narrative involving the lives of the lawmakers.

  • K-Drama Sneak Peek: Nam Goong Min & Park Eun Bin To Face Challenging Off-Season In “Stove League”

Focusing more on the lives of people working behind the scenes of a professional team, the baseball-centric series offers a new alternative to your Friday-Saturday night viewing.

  • K-Drama Sneak Peek: “Crash Landing On You” Spurs A Year-End Romance Drama Treat With Hyun Bin & Son Ye Jin

Previously announced to be released globally on Netflix, Crash Landing on You aims to be a special year-end treat for fans as it premieres on December 14.

  • K-Drama Review: “Vagabond” Drifts Into A Gripping And Action-packed Series Worthy Of A Spot In Your Drama Binge List

Vagabond was a thrilling action drama that capitalized on that premise. Though it was a trite and usual plot, it did not disappoint. Lee Seung Gi, Bae Suzy, and the rest of the cast portrayed their respective roles with their utmost best, which also made it such an engaging drama to watch.

Upcoming K-Drama Updates & Casting News

  • Park Seo Joon Puts On Pensive Look In The First Teaser Poster Of “Itaewon Class”

Park Seo Joon readies to flaunt a new facet of him as an actor in jTBC’s upcoming series Itaewon Class.

  • Go Soo Gives Off An Intense Gaze In The First Stills Of “Money Game”

tvN’s new drama, Money Game, has released the first stills of the main character. In the pictures, Go Soo dazzles in his black suit giving off sombre vibes.

  • Nam Ji Hyun Scores Comeback Drama With Lee Joon Hyuk

Intent to continue her string of noteworthy projects, Nam Ji Hyun makes her small screen comeback with 365: One Year Against Destiny (literal translation).

  • K-Drama First Script Table-Read: Han Suk Kyu, Lee Sung Kyung And Ahn Hyo Seop’s “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim 2”

On December 9, SBS revealed the pictures from the first script reading which showcase the passion and teamwork of the cast members.

  • Kim Dong Wook To Pair Up With Moon Ga Young In Upcoming MBC Drama

Kim Dong Wook and Moon Ga Young will star in the romance melodrama Memoir of the Man (literal title). It is scheduled for release in the first half of 2020.

  • tvN Completes Cast Lineup Of New Drama Starring Kim Tae Hee

Going fantasy for its weekend drama offering, tvN secures the main roster of  하이바이,마마! Hi Bye, Mama! (literal translation). Headlined by Kim Tae Hee and Lee Kyu Hyung, the series aims for a heartwarming story slated to air in the first half of 2020.

K-Drama Events

  • Yeo Jin Goo To Create Special Memories With Filipino Fans Next Year

Yeo Jin Goo fans are in for a treat! The former child actor will spend a meaningful day with his Filipino fans through a fan meet.

  • Kim Woo Bin Happily Meets Fans In Seoul For His “Thank You” Fan Meeting

On December 8, Kim Woo Bin warmed his supporters hearts with inspiring and happy memories at SMTOWN Theatre.

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