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
Yoo Jae-suk heads to JTBC for new variety show
by | June 1, 2015 | 61 Comments
javabeans: Yoo Jae-suk (Infinity Challenge, Running Man, Happy Together) is doing a new program on JTBC! Do you think the cable executives are throwing a party and celebrating the get? Maybe while singing neener-neener over in the direction of KBS-MBC-SBS, who seem to be bleeding all their talent to cable these days? girlfriday: It certainly... More »


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Running Man: Episode 248
by | May 29, 2015 | 49 Comments
This week, our cast and guests will be up against the scariest punishment this show has seen yet. Friendships will be tested and tension will run high as everyone must do their best to avoid taking the plunge that awaits the unlucky. Winning in today’s games will come with great rewards and losing will mean... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 247
by | May 22, 2015 | 42 Comments
Every giraffe has his day—this week’s episode centers around our lovable Kwang-soo. Getting an up close and personal look into his daily lifestyle, our cast must cater to the maknae and let him have his moment in the sun. Or so they’ll let him think because the staff has got something else up their sleeve.... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 246
by | May 16, 2015 | 33 Comments
It’s the Case of the Kidnapped Actress: Secret of the Fake Detective, where our team must tap into their sleuthing skills to figure out who’s a true detective among them and who’s just winging it. The secret ops need to be careful not to blow their cover, lest they implicate their partner-in-crime, as well. Tags:... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 7 (Final)
by | May 12, 2015 | 66 Comments
javabeans: We’re at the end of another Grandpas Over Flowers trip! It’s been a fun ride, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ll be disappointed if it doesn’t end with wedding announcements. Fine, I’ll take dating announcements. I’m not demanding. girlfriday: I really hope that they’re secretly dating by now. This entire series... More »


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Running Man: Episode 245
by | May 8, 2015 | 35 Comments
When the toys go missing, it’s up to our cast and a hip-hop duo to track them down and restore the children’s happiness. Of course that means they have to go through some pain themselves, but our cast members will go through any lengths to ensure a child’s smile and laughter at the end of... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 6
by | May 5, 2015 | 88 Comments
javabeans: We resume with Ji-woo and Seo-jin on separate trips for the day, with Ji-woo accompanying Soon-jae and Gu halbaes as they tour some ruins. She crammed with her guidebooks while on the bus to Corinth, and hilariously we see her listening to their tour guide explain the sites and chime in with him, all,... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 5
by | April 28, 2015 | 21 Comments
javabeans: We resume in Meteora, and the party huffs and puffs their way up the many many stairs that take them to the top of the hillside. It’s funny how it’s a little sad to watch the halbaes struggling, until you cut over to Ji-woo who seems in worse shape than them as she staggers... More »


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Running Man: Episode 243
by | April 24, 2015 | 57 Comments
It’s time to take a trip down memory lane with the rising stars in varietyland, playing games that remind them of their old haunts. All five of our guests each have different charms to bring to the table, and it won’t be long until we fall for their quirky humor, competitive spirit, and most of... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 4
by | April 21, 2015 | 35 Comments
javabeans: It’s morning in Athens, and one by one everybody starts getting ready. Soon-jae halbae checks that the weather report is on target, while Geun-hyung halbae enjoys a walk outside in the morning air. Ji-woo puts on her makeup while Seojinnie does his hair in the adjoining bathroom, which of course looks just like a... More »


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Running Man: Episode 242
by | April 17, 2015 | 65 Comments
In the nearly five years Running Man has been on broadcast, it’s no surprise that it’s gained quite the international fanbase. There’s no better time than the present to give those fans a chance to submit their own games and shake up the same ol’ weekly routine. But sometimes it’s nice to see an old... More »