Archive for the ‘Sitcoms/Variety Shows’ Category

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 214
by | October 3, 2014 | 54 Comments
It’s time to loosen those vocal chords and stiff muscles in order to sing and dance through this music episode. The cast of She’s So Lovable comes to play with their competitive spirits and water-repellent pants. Get ready to sing your heart out with this music hopefuls, as you share in their pain, their laughs,... More »


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Youths Over Flowers: Episode 9
by | October 1, 2014 | 46 Comments
girlfriday: This episode begins with an ominous tone, introducing each of the boys as “informants,” which must be a meta reference to Yeon-seok’s latest movie. javabeans: Oh right, we pick up after that night out at the club—and from their reactions (“He said that? I told him not to tell”), I hope we’re in for... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD whips up cooking variety program with Lee Seo-jin, Taecyeon
by | October 1, 2014 | 69 Comments
This is hilarious. When it was first announced that Na PD (Na Young-seok of Grandpas, Noonas, and Youths Over Flowers) was planning a new variety program with everyone’s favorite reluctant luggage boy, Lee Seo-jin, we joked that he should just make it a cooking show. After all, he poked so much fun of Seo-jin’s cooking... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 213
by | September 26, 2014 | 67 Comments
Our cast is back with the ladies who left us wanting two weeks ago with their hilarious parodies. Although these actresses may be initially reluctant about getting down and dirty, nothing will stop their inner ferocious competitiveness when they do. It turns out that the women who play those classic vindictive roles are as sweet,... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 8
by | September 24, 2014 | 45 Comments
javabeans: We’re back in Laos! You know, that blue-screened intro is funnier now that I saw what it took to get that footage. (Which, by the way, I watched about fifty times over the past week.) girlfriday: Yes, she turned it into a clip and sent it to me, and we’ve since been very unproductive.... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 7
by | September 16, 2014 | 73 Comments
javabeans: We start the first episode of the Laos trip with a clip of the Peru trip, labeled the last night of “the old youths.” Lol. Like it wasn’t rubbing it in enough to call Sang, Juck, and Hee-yeol “youths” in the first place. girlfriday: You just know Na PD was snickering to himself the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 212
by | September 12, 2014 | 29 Comments
Working with numbers has never been so confusing than in this second half, where our teams will do almost anything to avoid a hellish roller coaster ride overseas. Little do they know that getting on the ride is only the beginning of a terrifying (or thrill-tastic) experience, but on the bright side, at least they... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 6
by | September 9, 2014 | 22 Comments
javabeans: So we’ve already seen the end of the Peru trip, but this is the special extra episode (the “director’s cut”) that was added on to show us scenes that hadn’t been shown the first time around. I’m always a little iffy on these extra episodes because if they were good scenes, they would have... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 211
by | September 5, 2014 | 31 Comments
This amusement park-themed episode is more like a warm-up to the upcoming Numbers Game, with snippets of introduction of the various players involved. I’m hoping that we’ll get more of the action in next week’s episode, but then again there are some hilarious moments that make these ninety minutes feel short and sweet. Like Jae-suk... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD baits Lee Seo-jin to headline new variety show
by | September 5, 2014 | 28 Comments
girlfriday: Ooh, Na PD (Na Young-seok) is doing a new show! Okay, so technically he’s always doing a new show with Grandpas Over Flowers leading to Noonas and Youths and so forth, but apparently he’s switching gears with his next variety program and stepping away from the Over Flowers theme. javabeans: Is it really switching... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers gets remade for American TV
by | September 4, 2014 | 55 Comments
And evil genius Na PD continues on the path of global dominion. The concept for his highly successful and groundbreaking variety show Grandpas Over Flowers has become the first-ever Korean reality show exported to American broadcast TV. While CJ E&M, the media conglomerate that owns tvN and other cable channels, has sold shows to other... More »