3:49 pm - 07/14/2017

Drama News Round Up - We Finally Have Andante News!

Happy weekend, Omona! After months of no info and numerous comments asking about Kai's KBS drama, Andante, we finally have word on when it's airing. Check out the post below for the answer. (Shameless tactic to get you to click on my post? Most definitely.)

This week marked the ending of four dramas (Fight My Way, Lookout, Suspicious Partner and Ruler: Master of the Mask), which means we have another week full of premieres. On Monday, School 2017 premieres on KBS and The King Loves on MBC. Man Who Dies to Live takes over the Wednesday slot for MBC, with Reunited Worlds airing on SBS the same day. My Sassy Girl airs its last episodes this week.

[Andante finally scheduled to air]EXO member Kai’s new drama is gearing up for its upcoming premiere!

“Andante,” which also stars Baek Chul Min, Kim Jin Kyung, Sung Byung Sook, Jun Mi Sun, and Kim Kwang Sik, is set to greet viewers in October.

Kai’s new drama is about a city kid who becomes a transfer student at a suspicious high school located in the countryside. At the school, Kai’s character encounters a variety of unfamiliar experiences and learns what it means to truly live life and the meaning of love.

“Andante” is set to air through KBS 1TV in October.

[Yoo Yeon Seok cast in Mr. Sunshine]Good news: Yoo Yeon-seok is coming back in a new drama, and it’s hit writer Kim Eun-sook’s upcoming blockbuster period drama Mr. Sunshine. Bad news: He’s been cast to play a tragic character who falls in love with the heroine.

Mr. Sunshine is the latest project from writer Kim Eun-sook and PD Lee Eung-bok of The Lonely Shining Goblin and Descended From the Sun, and it’s a historical drama set in the early 1900s about the “righteous army” that sprang up to defend the country as Japan exerted more and more dominance over Korea. Lee Byung-heon has signed on to headline as a character who gets taken to the U.S. as a young boy following the 1871 Shinmiyangyo armed conflict, and years later returns to Joseon, the country that abandoned him. While stationed in Joseon as a U.S. soldier, he meets a young aristocratic lady. Rising film actress Kim Tae-ri has been cast to play the young lady who is the last of the noble Go family bloodline, one of the pillars of the nation.

Yoo Yeon-seok is confirmed to co-star as the son of a lowly butcher who flees his homeland and goes to Japan in search of a new life. He’s described as a tragic character who falls in love with Kim Tae-ri’s aristocratic young lady, and will risk everything for his love.

Mr. Sunshine is in the works for an early 2018 premiere.

[gugudan Mina cast in drama]

[Father is Strange gets a two ep extension]Heartwarming weekend family drama Father Is Strange is getting an extra couple of episodes—not a surprise, given that it’s killing the ratings right now (breaking 30% ratings on a couple occasions) and getting tons of viewership support.

According to a rep from KBS’s drama department, the two-episode extension (which brings its total count up to 52) means the show will wrap on Sunday, August 27, rather than the week before. (This past weekend just aired Episodes 37 and 38, to give you an idea of where we are.) That puts the follow-up show, My Golden Life starring Park Shi-hoo and Shin Hye-sun, at a September premiere.

Sources: Soompi/Herald Pop | Dramabeans/IS Plus/Sports Chosun | @OH_mes/Naver | Dramabeans/TV Report/Star News

I'm working on getting posts up in the next few days with previews etc for the new dramas premiering this week so you can check them out and see if you want to pick any of them up. Personally, I'm only watching 3 dramas at the moment and am behind on all of them, what is happening to me.
lostintheechoes 15th-Jul-2017 12:11 am (UTC)
OCTOBER?! damn, i've been waiting for that one!
amyho 15th-Jul-2017 12:22 am (UTC)

i still have a hole in my heart from circle!!! i'm glad he's doing another drama so soon (tho for his health maybe not...) but the premise is still kinda icky.

i'm waiting for strongest delivery man which i guess isn't until august, bleh.

i am watching father is strange, which for a weekend family drama isn't dragging as much as most do. i'm glad we're finally moving towards a resolution for joong hee (hopefully) and that plot line is moving along. i'm very happy about the extension.

dunno what to start next. maybe the best hit since there are many episodes for me to watch.

otraera 15th-Jul-2017 12:35 am (UTC)
reader17 15th-Jul-2017 02:17 am (UTC)
Sad that Suspicious Partner and Fight my way have completed, and that The Best Hit only has 3 more episodes. Looking forward to School 2017. I thought Andante was August but I guess not.

Happy Father is Strange got a two episode extension I am enjoying that drama.

Maybe I should finally go back and finish some of the drama's I started or find an old drama that I always wanted to watch and haven't yet. So many choices!
cakeeatingidol 15th-Jul-2017 02:50 am (UTC)
"only watching three dramas and behind on them"

kristinl356 15th-Jul-2017 03:34 am (UTC)
With Andante, is it normal for a drama to get teasers so far before the actual show airs?
lechuza_yoya 15th-Jul-2017 03:44 am (UTC)

2 more episodes for father strange , its too many!!! is my longer drama ever!
keithfan_sra 15th-Jul-2017 04:34 am (UTC)
Father is Strange is one of the reasons I look forward to weekends! This show has ups and downs but I keep watching for Actor Ahn and the eldest daughter. They're awesome and Actor Ahn better get a happy ending after being thru the wringer several times. Poor guy. Lee Joon is an excellent actor, much better than I remember him being a long time ago whenever I watched something with him in it.
jinkiestabi 15th-Jul-2017 07:18 am (UTC)
Random, but I really wish we had Defendant discussion posts. I missed it while it was on air. Since the number of dramas I'm watching is dwindling down to 3, I decided to start it 2 days ago. This show is SO good. I was hooked from the first episode.

Whew. Okay. Just had to get that out.

I've gotten curious about Father Is Strange now since I see comments of you guys enjoying it.
blck_ink 15th-Jul-2017 12:52 pm (UTC)
something must've gone wrong for jongin's drama to be airing in october cause they went dead silent after those three teasers lol. but i'm happy we finally have a date. in the meantime i should start watching another drama (or two)
cafetin99 15th-Jul-2017 02:04 pm (UTC)
OMGGGG, another batch of new dramas and ain't even started to watch the one who are ending... fml, I need more time for everything.

I just finished seeing:
• Lookout
• Tokyo Tarareba Musume (jdrama)

Currently watching:
• Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatte Iru (jdrama)
• Time Between Dog and Wolf

On my waiting list:
• Bride of the Water God
• Duel
• Fight My Way
• Man to Man
• My Sassy Girl
• Secret forest
• The Best Hit

Looking foward to:
• Falsify
• Strongest delivery man
• Andante
• School 2017
• The King Loves
• Reunited worlds
• Man Who Dies to Live
• Save me

Edited at 2017-07-15 02:10 pm (UTC)
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