Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Standby on standby for weeklong High Kick 3 specials
by | April 2, 2012 | 20 Comments

The premiere of new MBC sitcom Standby, which has released its promo posters, has been postponed one week as the recently ended High Kick 3 follows up its finale with a week of special broadcasts.

Normally I’d think this was special overload, since High Kick already aired a week of specials recently after the MBC labor strike held back production. But I’m wondering if this is more to give Standby a little extra time than it is to celebrate High Kick 3, in which case I’m all for giving the show the prep time it needs. Not that it’s a bad thing to spend a few more moments with the High Kick family — I just don’t think it had the buzz or momentum to merit a whole week of broadcasts on its own. (High Kick has had a steady audience, but the ratings have been a bit lower this season than in years past. I wouldn’t call it an overlooked show, but it’s had an understated run.)

That means Standby will premiere next Monday, April 9. The show starring Ryu Jin, Lee Ki-woo, Jung So-min, and Ha Suk-jin that’s set at a fictional broadcast station has got my interest already, from the casting (love it) to the quirky characters and relationship setups, so I’m looking forward to it.

To answer the question in advance: I don’t know about recaps. Here’s the thing: I enjoyed recapping High Kick 3, but it took a lot out of me; I don’t know if I can turn around and do it all over again for another six months. My fingers are crossed that it’ll be lots of quirky fun, though.

Via E Daily, Osen


20 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. gene

    A quick summary of each episode would be very much appreciated so we can get an idea of what’s going on in the episode. Hopefully someone would post more details in Soompi Forum on each episodes. Thanking you in advance.

    • 1.1 anotheraddict

      Here’s the thing: I enjoyed recapping High Kick 3, but it took a lot out of me.

      Hi, gene. The HK3 “weecaps” were just a quick summary of each episode, and they still took a lot out of her. I appreciated the HK3 recaps, and sure, Standby recaps would be nice, but not if it means jb is spreading herself too thin. There are so many more k-dramas airing these days and I think jb is wise to pace herself– the last thing any of us wants is a burnt-out jb.

      Like you said, Soompi may be a good place to get info about Standby– also, there are new k-drama blogs and recaps popping up all the time, so maybe someone else will take on recapping it. I’m just crossing my fingers that it gets subbed. And if jb does decide not to recap it, I hope we’ll hear her comments about it from time to time.

  2. MsScorpion

    Something is weird today…… non of the photos from photobucket is showing :s

    Is there something going on with the website or is it just my computer????

    • 2.1 Mystisith

      I think the problem comes from the photobucket account of Javabeans, cause the others work fine.

    • 2.2 MsScorpion

      Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy the pics are back 😀

      Thanx JB

  3. Jules

    I suppose it’d be too much to ask for new footage in the HK3 specials… So it’ll likely be themed clip episodes, right? Perhaps with NG’s? And cast interviews…

    Eh, I’m happy enough with that, but am a bit disappointed, too, as I really want to see Standby (because Ryu Jin! Lee Ki-woo! Jung So-min!).

    • 3.1 Jules

      Orrr… they’ll be doing a ‘best of’. I wonder who chooses which episodes are ‘best’, though? Hmm.

  4. Arhazivory

    Standby….I’ll wait for you. <3

  5. hawaiianseoul


    I’m having the same troubles too with the pictures actually. :L

    its says,

    “This image exceeds bandwidth with too many views. —
    Go pro and get unlimited”

  6. shirin-noona

    Thanks a lot JB.
    I’m experiencing the same problems with the pictures.

  7. momogi

    the pictures just fine in my computer.

    though I’m sad if you’re not going to recap standy, I’m totally understand your reason, and I’d also love to hear your thought from time to time.

  8. javabeans

    Sorry for the picture badness, people. Trying to get it fixed. Basically Photobucket glitched on me and we’re trying to get it back. 🙁

  9. canxi

    I love how colorful everyone is !!!!

  10. 10 Elaine

    Week long?!
    Oh boo, I was really looking forward to Standby!

  11. 11 Ani

    The posters are so cute.

    A long running show is quite a commitment and you’re already busy with other recap duties. I say just do what works best for you. Whatever floats/rocks/blows your boat/boat/skirt. XD

  12. 12 Noelle

    HAHAHA Ryu Jin looks so dorky. I love it.

  13. 13 ninji

    I’ve avoided sitcoms, but if this is being subbed I’ll just have to watch it. Period.

  14. 14 ilovemandoo

    Yeah, I remember thinking that HK3 didn’t have the buzz that the past 2 seasons did. The ratings were also lower than the other seasons.

    I’m really excited for Standby! It looks cute, and I’m loving the casting. 😀

  15. 15 12.123.9

    The teaser just came out, it looks really fun! I’m hoping it’s as good as it looks, because I’m going to be watching it.

    Is no one subbing this? Can’t the team of High Kick 3 sub this? 🙁

  16. 16 hanjiyoon

    Ahh! I can’t wait to watch this sitcom. :3

    For those of you who haven’t seen these yet…

    Here is a link to the teaser that another reader mentioned above:

    And here is a BTS video from the Poster shooting (w/ mini interviews from the cast!):

    [Credits to the uploader]

    Kyaaahhh… everyone is so cute! <3 I sure hope someone will be subbing it!

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