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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
High Kick’s PD heads to tvN for new sitcom
by | June 3, 2013 | 42 Comments
Watch out, broadcasters: If you aren’t careful, all your talent will head for cable and leave you behind choking on their dust. It’s happened with a handful of star drama writers and producers already, and now sitcom hitmaker PD Kim Byung-wook is joining their ranks by heading to tvN after helming three successful seasons of... More »


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Running Man: Episode 147
by | June 2, 2013 | 70 Comments
This week, the cast challenges two flower boys in an athletic competition that calls for more than beautiful hair and a killer smile. Their laughter is addicting, their charm is adorable, and both are more than ready to bring their skills to the variety table. It’s virtually impossible to sit through this episode without cracking... More »


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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 440
by | June 1, 2013 | 61 Comments
EPISODE 440. Broadcast on May 26, 2013. girlfriday: So back to the Friendship Special, where the boys have just won their chicken leg contest against the maritime policy academy’s football team. By some miracle, I might add. javabeans: I think the cast played a little dirty the second time around, ha. Not like they cheated,... More »


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Running Man: Episode 146
by | May 26, 2013 | 42 Comments
This week’s setup is nearly three years in the making as today’s hero is none other than the notorious Betrayal Trio, who is on the run from the law. They’re wanted men on the loose and it’s up to the Running Man detective force to stop them. Who needs gold and jewelry when you can... More »


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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 439
by | May 25, 2013 | 81 Comments
EPISODE 439. Broadcast on May 19, 2013. girlfriday: Hm, we begin with a teaser of separate interviews, with each of the boys talking about… each other? This oughtta be good. javabeans: Notably they’re all wearing matching jammies and saying (in highly edited, potentially misleading clips) that the trip will invite some reexaminations of friendships and... More »


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Na PD launches new travel variety show on tvN
by | May 24, 2013 | 73 Comments
My favorite variety PD (that’d be ex-1 Night 2 Days PD Na Young-seok, or Na PD) is back with a brand new show for cable. Woot. It’s called, hilariously, Grandpas Over Flowers, and it even has a “flower grandpa F4″ cast, because as we know, good things always come in fours. It’s admittedly stretching the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Jang Hyuk goes variety for Real Men
by | May 21, 2013 | 43 Comments
Jang Hyuk (IRIS 2) is the newest star to expand his repertoire with variety, and has announced he will be joining the cast of Sunday variety program Real Men, which basically drops its members into army boot camp and makes them suffer for our entertainment. Current cast members include Ryu Soo-young (Ojakkyo Brothers, Kim Su-ro... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 145
by | May 19, 2013 | 71 Comments
What happens when you pit two rugged all-star casts against each other? It’s a survival race of the ages in Running Man as our cast faces the Law of the Jungle team for some variety fun. They’ll laugh and cry with each other through the funny and the tears, through excitement and the pain. Which... More »


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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 438
by | May 18, 2013 | 78 Comments
EPISODE 438. Broadcast on May 12, 2013. javabeans: We kick off Part 2 of our “romantic backpacking trip” with special guest Choi Kang-hee, and the captions prompt the question: What do you need with you on a backpacking trip? Tae-woong says a camera, Tae-hyun says music, and I’m hoping somebody said food and shelter. girlfriday:... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 144
by | May 12, 2013 | 51 Comments
We get not one, not two, but three Spartakooks likenesses to join our cast in a Children’s Day Special. Is it too early to start panicking? Then it’s time to settle the score once and for all between the two ddakji masters. Who will come out on top and flip our expectations? Will there be... More »


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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 437
by | May 11, 2013 | 81 Comments
EPISODE 437. Broadcast on May 5, 2013. javabeans: Cool, we start out this episode at home—Tae-woong’s home, that is to say. I like when we get to see inside their lives, even if it’s just briefly. There’s a dog lazing around (of course) and his wife (who still calls him oppa) is watching him pack... More »