Korean Sitcoms/Variety Shows

Casting news and episode recaps of sitcoms and variety programs -- reality, game, and talk shows (i.e., Running Man, 1 Night 2 Days, Grandpas Over Flowers).
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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 253
by | July 4, 2015 | 28 Comments
It’s a water-themed episode this week where our couples will try and cool off from the summer heat. Melting their icy hearts will turn out to be a bigger challenge than any of them could have imagined, but these guys will practically do anything to get to the center and retrieve the key that will... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 252
by | June 27, 2015 | 46 Comments
It’s time to go back to school in a card battle between the jocks and music students to see who’s the bigger bluffer. A few of the hiphop artists who give badass performances on stage turn out to be quieter than you might expect despite laughing and playing alongside our cast members. But then again,... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 251
by | June 20, 2015 | 43 Comments
Tensions will run high this week, where all kinds of partnerships will be formed whether one likes it or not. The competition will be fierce between onscreen versus real-life couples, but the laughs will keep on coming. They say all’s fair in love and war, and our teams will battle it out to come out... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 250
by | June 13, 2015 | 105 Comments
Who better is there to come and play this week on Running Man’s 250th episode than BIGBANG. These Roman gladiators will face off Joseon-era merchants in a race to return to their respective timelines. It’s time to shed the pristine idol image (and maybe even some layers) to give us an uproariously hilarious episode this... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 249
by | June 5, 2015 | 49 Comments
You’d better eat a full meal before you watch this week’s Running Man episode, because I can say with confidence that the food here will make you salivate. It’s a jjajangmyun-centered mission where the focus is on eating, and trust me—there’s lots and lots of eating that goes on here. I’d go on and tell... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Seojinnie vs. Chajumma
by | June 2, 2015 | 47 Comments
girlfriday: I can’t really imagine a context in which you’d compare Lee Seo-jin and Cha Seung-won as actors, since they’re such different types. But as variety personas on Na PD’s shows (Three Meals a Day), sometimes it feels like there’s a meta narrative of them competing against each other, even though they’ve never even been... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Yoo Jae-suk heads to JTBC for new variety show
by | June 1, 2015 | 61 Comments
javabeans: Yoo Jae-suk (Infinity Challenge, Running Man, Happy Together) is doing a new program on JTBC! Do you think the cable executives are throwing a party and celebrating the get? Maybe while singing neener-neener over in the direction of KBS-MBC-SBS, who seem to be bleeding all their talent to cable these days? girlfriday: It certainly... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 248
by | May 29, 2015 | 48 Comments
This week, our cast and guests will be up against the scariest punishment this show has seen yet. Friendships will be tested and tension will run high as everyone must do their best to avoid taking the plunge that awaits the unlucky. Winning in today’s games will come with great rewards and losing will mean... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 247
by | May 22, 2015 | 42 Comments
Every giraffe has his day—this week’s episode centers around our lovable Kwang-soo. Getting an up close and personal look into his daily lifestyle, our cast must cater to the maknae and let him have his moment in the sun. Or so they’ll let him think because the staff has got something else up their sleeve.... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 246
by | May 16, 2015 | 30 Comments
It’s the Case of the Kidnapped Actress: Secret of the Fake Detective, where our team must tap into their sleuthing skills to figure out who’s a true detective among them and who’s just winging it. The secret ops need to be careful not to blow their cover, lest they implicate their partner-in-crime, as well. Tags:... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 7 (Final)
by | May 12, 2015 | 65 Comments
javabeans: We’re at the end of another Grandpas Over Flowers trip! It’s been a fun ride, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ll be disappointed if it doesn’t end with wedding announcements. Fine, I’ll take dating announcements. I’m not demanding. girlfriday: I really hope that they’re secretly dating by now. This entire series... More »