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 160
by | August 30, 2013 | 73 Comments
What starts off as a confusing episode in an icy building where our cast fights over a spot to live the good life takes a much-welcomed upswing later on in the hour. There are still some golden nuggets of hilarity despite seeing some of the same games of old, but I’ll never tire of watching... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 8
by | August 27, 2013 | 63 Comments
EPISODE 8. Broadcast on August 23, 2013. javabeans: The halbaes are back with Season 2! We open with a montage of scenes from the first season, and interview snippets with the halbaes. Already I’m cracking up with Il-sub halbae, answering the question of what he recalls of the ten days he spent in Europe: “Melbourne?... More »

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Running Man: Episode 159
by | August 23, 2013 | 69 Comments
It’s time to cool off from the heat as our cast battles it out to be the last couple standing. But with gold on the line, they’ll have to ask themselves the age-old question: Do you choose love or money? Or is it possible to have both? Perhaps maybe they need to focus on staying... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 7
by | August 17, 2013 | 76 Comments
  EPISODE 7. Broadcast on August 16, 2013. javabeans: Here we are, already at the Season 1 finale for this show, with the last episode of this European trip. Well, it’s on cable and it’s experimenting with format so it’s been a short Season 1, but on the other hand, it’s been a loooooong Season... More »

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Running Man: Episode 158
by | August 16, 2013 | 27 Comments
It’s a numbers game this week on Running Man as they fight the odds against their favor. They’ll have to use their brains and brawn to tackle the puzzling clues to figure out who’s who, which gives us a nice little spin on the classic nametag game. Then to top it off, another actor sheds... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 6
by | August 10, 2013 | 45 Comments
EPISODE 6. Broadcast on August 9, 2013. javabeans: You know the dancing high-heeled feet in the intro animation for this show? I hadn’t stopped to give it a good thought but it occurs to me today that I’ve always kinda had the thought in the back of my mind that it was a halbae in... More »

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Reality-variety program Beating Hearts adds to cast
by | August 10, 2013 | 18 Comments
I’m not one to follow varietyland too closely, especially shows that aren’t even on air yet, but chalk it up to the curiosity factor of shows experimenting with format, as with the upcoming Beating Hearts (and, fine, also Park Ki-woong may have something to do with it). This is the upcoming reality-docu show where a... More »

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KBS copycats Grandpas Over Flowers with grandma edition
by | August 10, 2013 | 90 Comments
javabeans: Oh, KBS. *shakes head* Are you really so hard-up for ideas that you’re just going to steal them from everyone else now? So get this: Hot on the heels of Grandpas Over Flowers’ success for tvN, KBS is planning a show that’s basically Grandmas Over Flowers. *shakes head harder* girlfriday: It’s so shameless. I... More »

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Running Man: Episode 157
by | August 9, 2013 | 64 Comments
A crime has taken place in varietyland and four suspects face trial at the Running Man Courthouse. It’s a twist on the classic whodunit game as both sides argue that the other is in the wrong with pseudo legal terms flying around in all directions. Someone in this courtroom is a liar, and it’s your... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 5
by | August 3, 2013 | 40 Comments
EPISODE 5. Broadcast on August 2, 2013. girlfriday: We resume the trip in Strasbourg, where the group makes the ten-minute walk back to the cathedral they saw yesterday. This time Soon-jae halbae totally waits to walk with Il-sub halbae, and a new loveline is born. javabeans: Aw. I don’t know what number day we’re on... More »

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Park Ki-woong joins the variety ranks with Beating Hearts
by | August 3, 2013 | 26 Comments
Park Ki-woong, doing variety? *braces ears for the chorus of squeals* SBS is prepping a new variety program for fall titled Beating Hearts (the more literal translation is The Heart Beats, which rolls less smoothly off the tongue), and has rounded up a trio of men for its pilot program: Park Ki-woong, familiar dramaland teddy... More »