Sitcoms/Variety Shows
More crackling wit from Grandpas Over Flowers
by | June 20, 2013 | 62 Comments

The more promo I see for this show the more excited I get. tvN’s new travel variety show Grandpas Over Flowers is gearing up for its premiere in just two weeks, and things are looking good. First, there’s just a whole lot of Na PD (Na Young-seok, of 1 Night 2 Days) in front of the camera, and that just makes me happy. Also, the grandpas are hilariously witty and frank, as grandpas often are. No beating around the bush for these guys, that’s for sure.

The show stars mat-hyung Lee Soon-jae (Childless Good Fortune, The King 2 Hearts), second hyung Shin Gu (Hundred Year Inheritance, Feast of the Gods), third hyung Park Geun-hyung (The Chaser, King of Dramas), and maknae Baek Il-sub (Be Strong Mr. Kim, Ojakkyo Brothers) as the four members of a brand new variety bromance. They went to Paris on their first trip with guest Lee Seo-jin, and have since been backpacking in Europe.

In a recent teaser, maknae gramps Baek Il-sub points out a technicality in his age (he says he’s 69, not 70), and Shin Gu gripes that he can’t be a child forever, sighing, “It’s just a moment.” Till he’s one of them? Heh. And in the teaser below, Na PD sits down with the grandpas to ask them about some missions that involve high-flying adventure:

Na PD: How about a hot-air balloon?
Baek Il-sub: So it can pop and we die?
Na PD: [shows picture of skydiving] So… this might be difficult then?
Lee Soon-jae: You’d have to bring along two or three coffins.

LOL. Grandpas Over Flowers premieres July 5 on tvN.

Via My Daily, SBS E!


62 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. R

    maknae grandpa. LOL. This looks amazing!

    • 1.1 frauline

      I don’t watch Korean Variety shows. Just not my thing and most times the humor seems forced. But, I really want to watch this one. Someone please sub it.

      Also, Lee Son Jae, must have been a rascal in his youth, lol.

    • 1.2 TS

      Unbelievable, yet, that’s how Korean culture seems to go: eldest makes the decisions, and the maknae goes along. Even on Appa Odiga, the maknae, who is Yoon Minsoo, just keeps his mouth shut and goes along with the other dads. And I thought that was weird for a man in his 30s.

  2. Mystisith

    Radical honesty and dark humor? More, MORE, MOAR!

  3. Cindy

    omg! looks funny! maybe i shld jump ship from 1n2d

  4. YL

    This looks awesome! Love ’em halabeojis! <3

  5. Yosoyharu

    I hope this show gets recapped!

  6. ilikemangos

    Omg gushing with cuteness.
    These grandpas<3
    I think im gonna give my grandpa a call.

    • 6.1 gailT

      Right? I would want to call my grandpas too, but they’ve both gone ahead and passed on.

      Hope this show is a hit.

    • 6.2 TS

      Neither of mine sounded this amusing. That said, may they rest in peace in cool graves.

  7. jubilantia

    OK, I haven’t watched any variety shows yet, but this one might get me. Hopefully it will be on Dramafever or some other easily accessible source.

  8. Hipployta

    Here for this!

  9. Dorotka

    Please, please, recap at least the first episode. I have been really good this year so far. Please!

    • 9.1 Gidget

      Santa Friday and Santa Beans will need another elf!

  10. 10 spark

    PLEASE recap this show when it comes out!

  11. 11 Eun

    can’t wait for this show to premiere! it will bring good laughs fer sure.

  12. 12 sophie

    This looks really promising and fun. I’m crossing my fingers and toes, hoping for some kind souls willing to translate those episodes in English online.

  13. 13 melbeek

    Na PD never fails. I missed him so. Luff Luff… please sub please sub… someone. Anyone!

  14. 14 Saima

    This looks hysterical!!

    Methinks this teaser will set a trend for this show: the crew will be cracking up at the harabojis’ dry one-liners!

  15. 15 Renee

    Lol funny how he said ” You’d have to bring along two or three coffins.”

    Can’t wait to watch this.

  16. 16 bernie

    haha these halbaes look hilariousssss. can’t wait for this.

  17. 17 jomo

    YY Where are you?!!

  18. 18 AnotherFan

    Awww… love the grumpy old man snarkiness and directness. Really loving these grandpas! Can’t wait.

  19. 19 snow_white


  20. 20 hydrangeabloom

    How does everyone watch variety shows mostly? I usually only watch dramas, but this one looks like it could be a lot of fun. Suggestions? Ideas? (Or can they be found on the same sites as dramas?)

    • 20.1 Heidi

      Well, you can find Running Man and a few idol themed variety on but has every popular variety.

      For me the reason is Joo Won and Si Kyung in 1N2D and the hilarity for Running Man 😀

      • 20.1.1 hydrangeabloom

        Thanks, Heidi! I appreciate the tip. 🙂

    • 20.2 Jo

      I watch KBSWORLD on youtube. They recently started posting some stuff. I love Human Condition but it seems they’ve stopped subbing it? Regardless, KBS is conscious of it’s overseas audience and is doing pretty well in providing legal videos.

      • 20.2.1 hydrangeabloom

        Awesome, thanks Jo!

      • 20.2.2 TS

        Hmm, but this is Tvn? Or is that a subsidiary?

      • 20.2.3 Alvina

        I know! I’m so happy that they started doing that.

    • 20.3 geese


  21. 21 Abbie

    OMG! This looks so cute! Can’t wait! I hope you guys recap this!

  22. 22 c_gunawan541

    Awww… they are all cute grandpas. It’s really funny the way they said it. I hope there’s subs for this, so cute!

  23. 23 AnotherFan

    BTW, love the one-eye flirty looks from the posters very much 🙂

  24. 24 canxi

    LMAO! “So it can pop and we die?”

  25. 25 xcmk

    oh gosh i hope this show gets subbed but i feel like that would be difficult since there are no idols in there…. D:

  26. 26 t.biscuits

    now I’m more interested in how Na PD and these childlike-but-mature-enough Grandpas negotiate for t show just like in t teaser, it wouldn’t be that easy for Na PD =)

  27. 27 dramamama

    Oh goodness! They are hilarious! All the while keeping a straight face with their killer one-liners! I have a strong feeling that this show will supersede 1n2d in now time. I mean the previous 1n2d production team is there! I am sure someone will sub it and recap it! Am so looking forward to it!

  28. 28 Ash

    “You’d have to bring along two or three coffins.” Heeee!
    Reminds me of my grandpa, and he was the best guy ever.

    If this gets subbed, I’m totally in. Bring me the snarky grandpas, tvN!

  29. 29 Rexy

    Uwahh, this show looks awesome and funny. Please jump ship and recap this if you are able to. 1N2D has been killing us lately.

  30. 30 KDrama Fan

    Thanks for the update GF. This sounds awesome. To think how far Na PD has come. I imagine ‘Grandpas no holds barred’ could have been an alternative title.

  31. 31 Nokcha

    I can’t wait! This should be a lot of fun!!

  32. 32 TUrts

    LOL Don’t kill me, harabojis. Super excited for this to air!! and with Na PD + the crew on board, it’ll definitely be awesome 😀

  33. 33 nanapo

    Aww it looks promising,I hope someone will sub it ;; please /crosses fingers/, specially now that almost all the sites with subtitles for variety shows have been taken down

  34. 34 Mia

    Oh my god, I’m cracking up already. When can I watch this show! 😀

  35. 35 Ace

    Hope someone subs this. Shiareagy’s site got shut down so currently I’m unable to watch Dad, Where Are You Going?

    • 35.1 girlatsea

      T__T I was going to try to catch up on Appa this weekend but I discovered that it had been shut down this morning T__T

  36. 36 Anvesha

    This could be really fun! But honestly, what are they going to do for the whole episodes?

  37. 37 anais

    Can’t wait for this to air!!! If they were my grandpa, oh, what a riot life would be!

  38. 38 manquant

    I hope it gets subbed too like Dad, Where Are You Going~ It seems oh so good. *^^*

  39. 39 bishbash

    omg this is one variety that i WOULDN’T miss!!

  40. 40 xine

    I love Lee Soon Jae!!

  41. 41 Allene

    Can’t wait for this show to start airing!! Will watch it even if there’s no subs. Think it would be hilarious even if you don’t understand what they’re saying..

  42. 42 geese

    haven’t begun yet but seing just the teaser and im laughing out loud already…so nice to have a new show from PD Na….and the grampas….i am going to watch this 100% i just hope someone would really find time to upload the raw and anyone who can eng subs…i’ll follow your web or tweet….my korean is limited…he he he he he…so i can’t sub yet…

  43. 43 Lilian

    I so want to watch it! hoping someone decides to sub it!

  44. 44 TS

    Maybe Viki could try subbing this show? Should we all ask?

  45. 45 le

    cool variety show concept. i bet these grandpas are a lot more entertaining than young idols. also i recognize all of these actors from dramas, they usually play the dad or grandpa figure.

  46. 46 exquisitemelody

    Please be subbed, please be subbed, please be subbed!!!! I would watch this in a heartbeat!!! It looks like so much fun, and I have a special place in my heart for most of those grandpas…I think I’ve seen most of them in dramas.

    Oh, I’d love to watch this!

  47. 47 CutiieAngiie

    Finally a variety show that could be in pair with Running Man in my all heart and soul. I’m already laughing just by reading their witty comments, LMAO.
    Park Geun Hyung, I freakin’ love him and I know it seems weird coming from 19 years old girl but heck, I watched a lot of dramas with him and so, he seems so familiar to me. Plus, I really love his mentality over what a good actor is. It is very similar to mine 🙂

    Yeah, I tried “Dad, where are we going” but I stopped watching at episode 7 or 8 because I got bored and I usually really love family interactions and all but for this one, it didn’t make it. A shame because I really loved Lee Jong Hyuk and Junsu together. They were really hilarious especially when one fell asleep and the other snoring like a pig XD.

    Infinity Challenge was one of the first variety shows I watched along XMAN and I love it but I can’t seem to be in love with it as much as RM. My favorite episode is the Tail Game where they have to catch each other’s tail according to a color. It reminds me of RM’s nametag in a sense <3

  48. 48 SF

    “Lee Soon-jae: You’d have to bring along two or three coffins.”

    This is seriously funny! But we are talking about Na PD here! He can persuade them to do anything by the end of the show!

  49. 49 robin

    omg cant wait to see old (i mean all) of the episode.

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