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 168
by | October 25, 2013 | 65 Comments
It’s a classic battle of the fittest in this showdown between Wolf versus Sheep. This isn’t your classic brainteaser where that head of lettuce is a deciding factor between sticking with the herd or going rogue. No, this game involves gold and where gold lies, greedy eyes are sure to follow. Are you ready to... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers’ Actress Special heads to Croatia
by | October 21, 2013 | 114 Comments
News is out for the next season of Grandpas Over Flowers, which kicked off its run earlier this year by taking its four halbaes to France, and then to Taiwan. Now the tvN show has announced that the actress version has decided on Croatia as their destination. (The show doesn’t quite have a solid title... More »

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Running Man: Episode 167
by | October 18, 2013 | 89 Comments
This week our giraffe goes undercover to doll up and blend in with the other kids to find one backpack. A dangerous mission if you think about it when you’re up against a tiger, an amateur boxer, a jiu-jitsu master, a grasshopper, and an Ace. Those obstacle courses in training don’t even compare to the... More »

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Running Man: Episode 166
by | October 11, 2013 | 64 Comments
The corporate world can be a ruthless place especially when you have a group of chaebols all fighting over shares within the company. It can get downright brutal at times or utterly ridiculous in that head-to-head battle where gasp, you may even need to get on your hands and knees. But in order to survive,... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 14
by | October 5, 2013 | 23 Comments
EPISODE 14. Broadcast on October 4, 2013. girlfriday: Here we are with Part 2 of the B-sides, this time with footage from the Taiwan trip. It looks like Na PD has wrangled Gu halbae for the interview this time around. javabeans: This is also the last episode of this “season,” which means that we’ll have... More »

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Running Man: Episode 165
by | October 4, 2013 | 81 Comments
For one lucky fangirl, this episode is the ultimate dream. With just a few photos from a scrapbook, the cast searches the town for clues to help make one girl’s wish come true. Not only that, we get to learn a bit more about our resident giraffe Kwang-soo, who earns some new stripes in this... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers’ actress spin-off secures cast
by | October 2, 2013 | 72 Comments
Okay, so I don’t think Na PD can go with Grandmas Over Flowers for this foursome, but the cast is now complete for the actress special of tvN’s hit travel variety show Grandpas Over Flowers. The as-yet-unnamed trip will feature Lee Seung-gi as Luggage(-Errand-Slave) Boy, and actresses (from left to right): Yoon Yeo-jung (age 67,... More »

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Joo-won to quit 1 Night 2 Days
by | October 1, 2013 | 106 Comments
Welp, Joo-won is quitting 1 Night 2 Days, which puts another nail in that show’s coffin. It’s not quite dead yet, but I don’t know how much longer we can expect it to hang on. Joo-won will be going on his last 1N2D trip next week, according to his reps, who confirmed that his schedule... More »
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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 13
by | September 28, 2013 | 57 Comments
EPISODE 13. Broadcast on September 27, 2013. javabeans: The trip ended with last week’s episode, so this begins the 2-episode special, full of unbroadcast scenes and B-side footage. Which could be really entertaining, though I’m curious to know how they’re going to string this into any semblance of coherence. But maybe the jumping around will... More »

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Running Man: Episode 164
by | September 27, 2013 | 46 Comments
Let’s be honest—family reunions can be stressful, especially if you have two hyungs nagging you as the maknae. Or maybe you’re the middle child who’s stuck between a rock and a hard place. Or maybe you’re the mat-hyung whose dongsaengs just stick you in the hotseat. But the thing about family is that even with... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 12
by | September 22, 2013 | 29 Comments
EPISODE 12. Broadcast on September 20, 2013. girlfriday: We pick up in the bus after the halbaes have had some drinks. Well, Gu & Sub have had drinks. Many drinks. javabeans: Na PD asks what they plan to do for the rest of tonight, since a couple of the halbaes are leaving tomorrow. This turns... More »