Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers goes to Paris
by | June 7, 2013 | 85 Comments

Here’s a sneak peek at Na PD’s new variety show Grandpas Over Flowers, with stills from the cast’s first trip to Paris. I didn’t know what to expect with a cast full of veteran actors, but in the show’s first teaser clip, the 70-year old maknae grandpa gets schooled by his hyungs. No seriously.

They order him to make them coffee, and he throws a tantrum that he won’t… only to do it anyway in the end. HA. It’s a surprise, but now I’m admittedly more interested in the show, knowing it won’t just be the Adventures of Four Polite Gentlemen. Plus with ex-1 Night 2 Days evil overlord Na PD around, there will be suffering and bonding for the enjoyment of all, no?

The new travel variety program will take the cast of four veteran actors all over Europe, and will bring guest younguns along on some of their journeys. Actor Lee Seo-jin (Kye Baek) joined them on their inaugural trip to Paris, which should be a hoot. (Remember his guest stint on 1N2D’s Friend Special?) I can imagine it’s a daunting prospect to travel with these four grandpas, but it cracks me up that in the stills it looks like Na PD has to literally drag his ass over there to meet them.

Here’s our introduction to the main cast:

Mat-hyung Lee Soon-jae (Childless Good Fortune, The King 2 Hearts): “Has the image of a father hurling words of thunder. Stubborn, but humane, with cute charm. Grandpa Number One. Flower Gramps Leader.”

Second hyung Shin Gu (Hundred Year Inheritance, Feast of the Gods): “Behind his intelligence is hiding a quirkiness. Grandpa Number Two, who bickers with the mat-hyung. Flower Gramps Cutie.”

Third hyung Park Geun-hyung (The Chaser, King of Dramas): “Professional bad guy, overflowing with charisma. But is the world’s cheeriest Grandpa Number Three. Flower Gramps Mood-maker.”

Maknae Baek Il-sub (Be Strong Mr. Kim, Ojakkyo Brothers): “One day, from dependable national father to sudden maknae. Grandpa Number Four. Flower Gramps Tantrum-throwing Maknae.”

Cute. Grandpas Over Flowers will premiere July 5 on tvN.

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85 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Nana

    Lol First!

    • 1.1 Nana

      I know, hehe, but I always wanted to try this.

      • 1.1.1 Nana

        It means I am very proactive (lol BS, but hehe)

        • pauper

          If you wanna claim first comment, do it with substance please.

          Anyway, this looks like fun! I guess Lee Seo-jin will be something like a gopher. Bring it on ;D

    • 1.2 quesft

      Anyone know the grandpas ages?

      love it, all the kdrama grandpas together in one show.

      • 1.2.1 ssosh

        I just looked it up! (I subtracted their birth years from 2013 so the ages will be more or less right.. haha)

        Lee Soon-jae is 78
        Shin Gu is 77
        Park Gun-hyung is 73
        and mak-nae Baek Il-sub is 69

        LOL I honestly can’t wait for this… old people are so cute XD

        • quesft

          thank you. I don’t watch Korean variety, but I really want to watch this one. Park Gun-hyung araboji doesn’t look 73 at all. And everyone knows Lee Soon-jae.

          • Lilian

            Yup. If you have watched enough Korean dramas, you will definitely know his face. I hope someone will sub this in English!

  2. verte

    Omg <3

  3. Ivoire

    Thank you for the news and the update, GF!

    • 3.1 Ivoire

      Continues to look interesting…

  4. manquant

    I hope someone would sub this~ Seems like a very good Korean variety. Can’t wait for Flower Harabujis~~^^

    • 4.1 kdramapedia

      I know! This seems like it’ll be hilarious, but the chances of it getting subbed…

  5. Mystisith

    Those pics crack. me. up and just reading “maknae grandpa” in a sentence pretty much made my day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 5.1 ilikehim

      I laughed, too. What an oxymoron. hah.

    • 5.2 korfan

      Yeah, the โ€œmaknae grandpaโ€ description is too funny!

  6. rainerust

    Its funny but OMG I MISS NA PD!!! He’s put on weight it seems, from the stills, which probably means they’re feeding him well – but it makes me miss the old 2D1N all the more and all the crazy stuff he put the old team through!

    • 6.1 geese

      na do na do na do…PD NA bogoshippo…

  7. eny

    i’m curiouse, wanna watch it

  8. snow_white

    Looks cute….

  9. Luv1n2dS1

    Now all I need is for Lee Seung Gi and/or Eu Ji Won to guest on this show! Miss both so much.

  10. 10 Belle3005

    I’m SO watching this. THEM CUTE HARABUJIS! :3 Add that up with Na PD and we’re sold. WHEN IS THIS SHOW AIRING?

    • 10.1 Peeps

      “Grandpas Over Flowers will premiere July 5 on tvN.” !!

  11. 11 lala

    This sounds great!!

  12. 12 melo.boy

    grandpas over flowers…

  13. 13 v

    Sold! Sounds like it’ll be a fun ride..

  14. 14 paper

    OMG I so want to watch this show!!!
    It looks fantastic~<

  15. 15 Mommai

    I’m really looking forward to this show! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. 16 ck1Oz

    Rhm they made the grandpas jump?


    And I’ve never seen Na PD so smiley and happy.

    • 16.1 gg

      NA PD! Good to see you again!

  17. 17 come2noona

    I need this show in my life!!

    Please please please be subbed!

  18. 18 twentyonebuds

    I’m giggling already!! I’ve always loved Korean variety bromances all the more because of its added layer of hyung/dongsaeng interactions.. So much fun. Looking forward to some variety goodness!

  19. 19 Gaeina Lee

    I love all of these senior actors… Out of them, my fave is Flower Gramps Tantrum-throwing Maknae.. *LOL*

  20. 20 Korazy Lady

    This should be a hoot, especially after seeing them in some of their very serious and/or evil roles. Thanks! (and it looks like they all got their hair recently dyed for the show, haha!)

  21. 21 Elysium

    Wow didn’t know Okkajyo Dad is 70! But this looks like a hoot, waiting to see what these kkot halbaes are gonna do ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 22 Lola

    I miss PD Na!! Can hardly wait for this Please Please someone sub this for all of us who just need a laugh.

  23. 23 bgr

    Na PD! we missed you so!

    Welcome back to our small screen!

  24. 24 topper

    This is awesome.

  25. 25 junibacken

    I’m laughing already and totally expecting so much awesomeness from this show ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. 26 Nahla JW

    Awwwwwww thats too cute โ™ฅโ™ฅ I’m familiar with the 1st and 2nd grandpa’s….now I wish the grandpa from my girlfriend is a gumiho was here too

  27. 27 haruka

    The first still is all sort of amazing. Also; Na PD ya’ll!

  28. 28 Babs

    I have to say this is cute!!! Can’t wait to see it!

  29. 29 mini

    I want to watch it!OMG!it seems interesting even without any famed actors/idols.

  30. 30 ditdut

    AHHHHHHHHHH!!! NA PD!!!!! I’m just so glad to see his face again!! <3 <3 <3 <3

  31. 31 little bus tayo

    I’m so looking forward to this. Hopefully it’ll get subbed.

  32. 32 lenrasoon

    i can’t wait to watch this!^^

  33. 33 piggy68gal

    Oh, these Grandpas are so cute! Haha. Couldn’t resist commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. 34 mywhiteyasmin

    Na PD!! Looks like he’ll bring another fun show into table. Grandpas Over Flower, bring it on!

  35. 35 fuzzymogwai

    omg dying to watch this…..

    and adds as a suggestion for variety roulette if you ladies have the time and energy!! =))))

  36. 36 misslonelyHeart

    It’s great! Now I refer it more than 2D1N. The grandpas are so cute and I’m sure that NA PD would make this show enjoyable ~ I wish I will be able to watch it

  37. 37 saranga

    i saw the articles a few days ago and for a few minutes, got really excited and thought it had already aired. but then i realized they were just reporting that filming had begun. i had giggled over the report that maknae grandpa had to get coffee. lee seo-jin was a bit of a surprise, but a good idea. he’s young and fluent in english (more useful than korean when abroad), and plus, he can do the on-screen grunt work for the grandpas. haha.

    i’m not big into a lot of variety shows, but this is one i will watch right off the bat. i love how they photoshopped rosy cheeks!

  38. 38 poop

    I know the Korean celeb world is small but Lee Seung Gi seems like the common denominator among the PD, the guest, and one of the cast member.

    PD Na- 1n2d
    Guest Guy (forgot his name)-agencymate
    Old Guy that played the K2H Butler – former castmate

    all three are very close to Seunggi and not just shallow “selca” close like in the idol world but real-life friends


    • 38.1 Kim in Gran Couva

      “guest guy”???? Lee Seo Jin!!!!!

  39. 39 onewcondition

    It seriously looks adorable! And I love Na PD XD

  40. 40 Ash

    I don’t have time for more than one variety show, and I’ve already got Running Man. But… tantrum-throwing maknae grandpa! Na PD, whose iron fist is legendary!

    If this gets subbed somewhere, then I have to give it a shot.

  41. 41 Cassandra

    Art School Hyung! This show just gets cuter and cuter, I can’t wait until it starts.

  42. 42 Minnn

    Lol! Lee seojin looks very intimidated puhahaha this shows gunna be fun

  43. 43 whilethemusiclasts

    Hahaha. This is gonna be good.

  44. 44 Ace

    Ah, subs please dramagods!

  45. 45 Abbie Terrell

    OMG! This looks so cute! I’ve gotta watch this! Lee Soon-jae is my favorite!

  46. 46 Shiku

    I can’t wait!!!!! Hopefully, someone somewhere subs it.

  47. 47 exquisitemelody

    Aww, I’d really love to watch this!!! I hope it’s subbed somewhere, but maybe I can still enjoy it without?

  48. 48 Arhazivory

    I’m so excited~! ๐Ÿ˜€

  49. 49 Rachael

    Crossing fingers and toes this gets subbed cause I can’t get over how adorable the grandpas are!

  50. 50 dewaanifordrama

    LOL!!! Wow, who comes up with these totally off the wall concepts?! I love them, but wow, I would never have expected Flower Boy Grandpas.

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