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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Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 309
by | July 29, 2016 | 27 Comments
Welcome to the Giraffe Kingdom, where there’s strength in numbers, but it only takes one for the whole team to crumble. Our favorite giraffe will get some extra help this week to engage the other animals running around in varietyland. These giraffes will need more than just their long legs to prevent the others from... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 308
by | July 22, 2016 | 17 Comments
Coming in second to last will be no easy task this week, especially when so few people know about the true objective. There are two secret agents among the group, trying their best to keep their own covert mission under wraps. While that’s going on, the others will be busy using their brains to remember... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 307
by | July 15, 2016 | 23 Comments
It’s reunion week in varietyland, as familiar faces both off and on camera return to breathe much-needed life into Running Man. Even an outright downpour won’t be able to get in the way of fun and games for this week’s outing. The endless laughs and smiles will make it seem like it’s a bright and... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 306
by | July 8, 2016 | 28 Comments
It’s time for some fun in the sun this week because our Running Man Lifeguards are ready to jump at a moment’s notice. In order to become the best, our teams will be put through boot camp that will test their strength and agility, while another simultaneous mission will make them question what it’s all... More »


Drama Recaps
After the Show Ends: Episode 1
by | July 4, 2016 | 28 Comments
The experimental hybrid reality-variety-drama project After the Show Ends premiered this weekend on tvN, and I was eager to check it out—mostly because I’ve been curious to see exactly how the show would pull off its genre-crossing format: There’s the show-within-the-show, Iron Lady, which is a fully produced mini-drama of its own, and then there’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 305
by | July 1, 2016 | 13 Comments
This week’s episode is all about efficiency where the games are short and sweet and get straight to the point. Our cast will face a ragtag group of variety stars all ready to lay their images down for the sake of variety. These missions will challenge brawn, brains, and stamina from the wrestling mat to... More »


Drama Casting & News
After the Show Ends, romance blooms and “reality” begins
by | June 30, 2016 | 50 Comments
I’ve been intrigued by this new “reality-variety drama” concept ever since I first heard about it, and now we’re just a day away from the premiere of tvN’s After the Show Ends, which purports to be both a drama and reality-type series in one. That sounds contradictory, but I’m looking forward to how the show... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 304
by | June 24, 2016 | 33 Comments
Last week’s chase will come to an end this week in order to make way for three beautiful goddesses. Although only one of them is a true goddess, all of our men will break their backs to appease them and prove their loyalty. Not only that, each of these ladies have a variety of talents... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 303
by | June 17, 2016 | 22 Comments
What starts off as a simple loyalty test for our cast will quickly spin into a massive manhunt where gold and oodles of money are on the line. This week will be no easy feat for the chasers and their targets, as they run around the city collecting hints to locate the locked safe. It’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 302
by | June 10, 2016 | 30 Comments
Gathering around the table will be a dangerous adventure this week as the cast will travel the island to gather some of the freshest ingredients available. The missions will have them digging for crustaceans, battling the poultry, and trying their best to stay away from painful stings. This week also brings the return of the... More »