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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Running Man: Episode 163
by | September 20, 2013 | 80 Comments
Princess Mung has it all: beauty, brains, and gold. She rules the land with an iron fist and issues orders with a sharp tongue, all with a killer smile. I mean, she has BIGBANG idols who wait on her hand and foot and one particular suitor who sweeps her off her feet, if only for... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 11
by | September 14, 2013 | 36 Comments
EPISODE 11. Broadcast on September 13, 2013. javabeans: So Sunny stays an extra day after all, to everyone’s delight. You know, I’m going to assume that having her around actually made things really smooth and easy, because have you noticed how her second day whizzes by in screentime? Whereas when it’s Seo-jin sweating alone, for... More »

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Running Man: Episode 162
by | September 13, 2013 | 94 Comments
A record-breaking number of guests visit to play some games with the Running Man cast in this Idol Special. But don’t let the number scare you off—this episode is a rollicking fun time that has just enough chaos to keep the laughs coming at any given moment. And yes, there’s plenty of eye candy for... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 10
by | September 8, 2013 | 46 Comments
EPISODE 10. Broadcast on September 6, 2013. javabeans: We rejoin the crew with the grandpas (minus Soon-jae halbae) and the newly arrived Seo-jin and Sunny, as they prepare to head out. The halbaes want to eat mango shaved ice, and Sunny gets right on it, scrolling through her smartphone, which triggers this hilarious comparison to... More »

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Running Man: Episode 161
by | September 6, 2013 | 108 Comments
The ultimate variety idol veterans climb on board to capture what might be the best Running Man episode in recent memory. As a group who have stayed together for the past fifteen years, they know all the ins and outs to deliver the goods that leave us laughing for more. Cunning, ruthless, and even downright... More »

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Production in full swing on tvN sitcom Potato Star 2013QR3
by | September 3, 2013 | 61 Comments
Looks like they’re getting literal with the upcoming sitcom Potato Star 2013QR3, which has fortunately come to (half) its senses by revising its original title, Potato-Shaped Sweet Potato Star 2013QR3. Now if we could do something about that “2013QR3″… (purposely cryptic-sounding to mimic the naming of a new star). This is the new daily sitcom... More »

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Lee Seung-gi to be Na PD’s next luggage boy
by | September 3, 2013 | 122 Comments
Ermagerd. You guuuuuyssss, Na PD and Seung-gi, together again! WHO’S EXCITED? Lee Seung-gi has confirmed that he’ll be teaming up with PD Na Young-seok for the next season of tvN’s Grandpas Over Flowers, except this time, it’ll be with four actresses instead. It’s being called a Part 2 of his travel backpacking series, so we’ll... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 9
by | August 31, 2013 | 87 Comments
  EPISODE 9. Broadcast on August 30, 2013. girlfriday: We pick up at the end of the first day in Taiwan, after the halbaes have navigated their own way to the guesthouse and finally had a chance to walk around and see some sights. They mostly tour the marketplace and then go shopping at the... More »

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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 »