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
Running Man: Episode 266
by | October 2, 2015 | 29 Comments
If you’ve missed the trademark qualities of Running Man that made this show shine, I’m happy to report that this year’s Chuseok special puts the last few weeks to shame. Get ready for a 90-minute adventure filled with reversals, betrayals, and genuine laugh out loud moments as our cast tries to keep the multitude of... More »

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New Journey to the West: Episodes 16-19
by | September 28, 2015 | 17 Comments
girlfriday: So we’re backing up a little in the timeline with Episode 11-1, which was released a few days after the last batch of episodes, and opens with an embarrassed note from Na PD about how this was supposed to be the part in between Episodes 11 and 12, but they didn’t get it edited... More »

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Running Man: Episode 265
by | September 25, 2015 | 23 Comments
When our cast travels to a far-off island this week, they’ll be faced with great challenges of rediscovering their name, measuring their knowledge of their survival skills, and trying to get off the island before the next guy. It’s each man and woman for themselves, including our brainy guests who will need much more than... More »

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New Journey to the West: Episodes 11-15
by | September 21, 2015 | 26 Comments
javabeans: We’re back with Week 3 of New Journey to the West, also known as Episodes 11 through 15, and now that the numbers are climbing I find it increasingly confusing, this new format where they kept TV broadcast procedure and chopped it up for the Internet, rather than just embracing the Internet and making... More »

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Running Man: Episode 264
by | September 18, 2015 | 14 Comments
Our detectives are on the case this week, collecting clues in order to find Client X. While running around the city may be a joyous adventure, it also brings back childhood memories for one of our guests. They’ll need to use their brains to figure out the rules of the game, and work together to... More »

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New Journey to the West: Episodes 6-10
by | September 14, 2015 | 21 Comments
Part 6 javabeans: We resume with the race to win monk rights (and zapper possession), and now I’m laughing that we made fun of Ji-won last week for being the dummy (insisting that higher altitude resulted in higher temperatures because of sun proximity), because now Seung-gi looks around and marvels at how much this area... More »

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Running Man: Episode 263
by | September 11, 2015 | 24 Comments
Enjoying life can be difficult when every day requires a careful balancing act between work and play. This week, our cast will channel their youthful sides, taking up part-time jobs and enlisting the help of college students to celebrate the joys and hardships of being young. You only get one shot at life, so it’s... More »

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New Journey to the West: Episodes 1-5
by | September 7, 2015 | 87 Comments
javabeans: Na PD’s new online variety show New Journey to the West premiered on Friday, and my main question is: Was anybody able to watch it? girlfriday: I had to do some digging to get my hands on it, which was annoying. For an internet broadcast, this show is strangely difficult to watch on the... More »

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Running Man: Episode 262
by | September 4, 2015 | 19 Comments
This week, it’s a food lovers’ paradise where our cast will eat their way through Seoul following the recommendations of their taxi drivers. Get ready for an all-day adventure that requires speed, luck, and most importantly, an empty stomach because today’s teams will get to eat to their hearts’ content. While the idea of tasting... More »

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Park Hyung-shik joins Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | August 31, 2015 | 19 Comments
The second season of Na PD’s cooking variety show Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village is getting ready to set sail for Manjae Island in early September, and this new season will kick off with a possible new member in Park Hyung-shik (High Society). Original cast members Cha Seung-won (Hwajeong) and Yoo Hae-jin (Veteran) will... More »

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Running Man: Episode 261
by | August 28, 2015 | 43 Comments
Nothing like chills and thrills to cool you off in the summer as we jump back in for Part 2 of this five-year celebration. The music theme flows into the second half of this episode because that eerie piano melody playing in the distance is guaranteed to make anyone’s hair stand on end. Our cast... More »

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4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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