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
Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 4
by | July 27, 2013 | 74 Comments
EPISODE 4. Broadcast on July 26, 2013. javabeans: Last week’s episode was rather epic, so I’m all eyes-n-ears to see how this leg of the Grand European Adventure* shakes out. After braving the streets of Strasbourg in a rental car he can barely drive, on roads he can barely navigate, Seo-jin hauls luggage to tiny... More »

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Running Man: Episode 155
by | July 26, 2013 | 82 Comments
What better way to cool off in the summer with a horror story that ought to send chills down your spine? The cast travels down memory lane when they relive their school glory days in search for their destined match. But beware of looking too far back into your memories—you may just find that not... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 3
by | July 20, 2013 | 92 Comments
EPISODE 3. Broadcast on July 18, 2013. javabeans: After the trip to the Arc de Triomphe and the (curtailed) promenade down the Champs-Elysees, the halbaes make it back to their boardinghouse in good spirits. Probably because Na PD sprung for that car ride back, knowing when not to push a good thing. girlfriday: I think... More »

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Running Man: Episode 154
by | July 19, 2013 | 69 Comments
Our cast continues to prepare for the Asian Dream Cup for the chance to play alongside soccer sensation Park Ji-sung. Not only that, a new guest comes to play in varietyland, and let’s just say, he’s awesome. And why yes, that is how Kwang-soo smiles in photos. That is, whenever there’s a soccer ball flying... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers (and Seo-jinnie) head to Taiwan next
by | July 18, 2013 | 66 Comments
javabeans: New variety show Grandpas Over Flowers is already a hit for tvN, with smash ratings (above 4%), but it’s a little jarring to hear producers already talking of a Season 2. Ah, so this entire Paris/Europe trip must be the first season, then, which would have been helpful to know up front. It makes... More »

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Running Man: Episode 153
by | July 13, 2013 | 55 Comments
Rejoice! Park Ji-sung’s back and he’s better than ever with his sharp wit and blazing speed to visit the Running Man set for an hour and half of hilarity and fun. The cast is put through soccer bootcamp for a shot to play at the 2013 Asian Dream Cup. And yet with two (yes, you... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 2
by | July 12, 2013 | 101 Comments
EPISODE 2. Broadcast on July 12, 2013. javabeans: We resume late on the first night of this trip to Paris, aka Seo-jin’s Trip From Hell, as he is the group’s unsuspecting guest-victim-celebrity-guide who somehow found himself in charge of managing the itinerary. It’s cute how he has to park himself in front of the computer... More »

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Yeo Jin-gu signs on for High Kick’s not-a-sequel
by | July 10, 2013 | 48 Comments
Hot on the heels of all that High Kick 4 speculation comes this bit of great news: The sitcom has cast teen heartthrob-in-the-making Yeo Jin-gu. Or maybe he’s already a heartthrob and noona-killer, on top of being a promising future leading man. (But still fifteen! He’s a 1997-er, folks, read it and weep.) Producers and... More »

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High Kick PD courts Ha Yeon-soo, Lee Soon-jae for new sitcom on tvN
by | July 9, 2013 | 29 Comments
So there’s all this talk of a High Kick 4 floating around, but the title seems to be misleading: PD Kim Byung-wook of the hit sitcom franchise High Kick is launching a new series for tvN, and though it’s going to be a family sitcom in the same vein as the first three seasons of... More »

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Running Man: Episode 152
by | July 6, 2013 | 27 Comments
We pick back up with the second half of our Jung Woo-sung Special as he goes through Variety 101  with our cast. He’ll learn the ropes to what it takes to bring on the laughs in variety, although it’s safe to say that he’s already captured our hearts. Then we’re introduced to a familiar face... More »

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Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 1
by | July 5, 2013 | 129 Comments
EPISODE 1. Broadcast on July 5, 2013. girlfriday: Here we are with the first episode of tvN’s new Friday variety show Grandpas Over Flowers, helmed by PD Na Young-seok, of the original 1 Night 2 Days. javabeans: He’s definitely the main reason this show has been on our radar. Yes, the premise is cheeky, but... More »