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
Youths Over Flowers in Iceland: Episode 1
by | January 3, 2016 | 72 Comments
girlfriday: Yay, the new season of Youths Over Flowers is here! javabeans: I’m excited because at this point I go into a Na PD show with full confidence that I’ll love it, which may let me down someday in the future, but so far has not led me astray. girlfriday: Yeah I always end up... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 279
by | January 2, 2016 | 35 Comments
There’s more hilarity and nostalgia in store for the second part of this X-Man and Running Man collaboration. Suspicion runs high for several people, but the truth may come as a surprise. Following the mystery surrounding the X-Man and R-Man, our cast will have their fortunes told in several different readings. Will 2016 be a... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Tuxes and thumbs-up for Youths Over Flowers in Iceland
by | December 29, 2015 | 40 Comments
Could this cast be any more adorable? The four actors starring in the latest installment of the Youths Over Flowers variety franchise are looking rather dapper at their press conference, held on December 29 at Seoul’s Imperial Palace Hotel, and appear to be having a blast together. I can’t wait to see it in action.... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 278
by | December 26, 2015 | 60 Comments
Old and new will collide in this year’s two-part Christmas special with a X-man meets Running Man mash-up. Legendary variety personas will return to relive past memories, and fresh faces will seek to make new ones. Nearly a decade since the show’s heyday, the best parts of old-school variety will be tested with a new... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Seeking whiskey and missing mommy in Youths Over Flowers in Iceland
by | December 21, 2015 | 38 Comments
Oh I think I’m going to like this installment of Na PD’s travel variety show Youths Over Flowers. I already have a particular fondness for the Youths series, but the glimpse of actors Jung Woo (Answer Me 1994) and Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess) so hapless and out of their element is just as funny... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 277
by | December 18, 2015 | 21 Comments
Fear and terror strike varietyland this week as a pathological virus seeks to turn humans into mindless zombies. Everyone is at risk and it’s up to our special agents to track down the small number of human survivors who are still trapped in the laboratory. As their hunt progresses, they’ll discover more clues that suggest... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 276
by | December 12, 2015 | 43 Comments
It’s Operation: Saving Gary this week as our favorite rapper is trapped in a container and dropped off somewhere in Seoul. Our cast will need to track him down in order to rescue him before their time is up or he’ll be carted off elsewhere. Little does he know that his fellow cast members have... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 275
by | December 5, 2015 | 16 Comments
Both old and new rivalries will be put to the test this week as the numerous games will require our cast and guests to tap into their unique areas of expertise. Or adapt to completely new challenges that put them outside of their element. Hyung-dongsaeng relationships will be tested, inner competitive spirits will burst forth,... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kang Haneul joins Youths Over Flowers in Iceland
by | December 4, 2015 | 55 Comments
Well this is a sneaky surprise. The upcoming season of tvN travel variety show Youths Over Flowers was initially announced with three cast members, Jung Woo (Answer Me 1994), Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess), and Jung Sang-hoon (SNL Korea), who headed to Iceland for a frigid winter getaway. But now it’s been revealed that Kang... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers’ dummy trio heads to Iceland
by | December 2, 2015 | 22 Comments
Why am I not at all surprised to hear that the three adorkable cast members of the new season of Youths Over Flowers — that would be Jung Woo (Answer Me 1994), Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess), and Jung Sang-hoon (SNL Korea) — have voluntarily dubbed themselves the Trio of Dummies? Or, to be more... More »


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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

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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